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  • BillM

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    I've got a GSG 1911 chambered in 22LR, looks like this:

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    I got it in a trade with a friend of mine who wanted an AK I have that I never used and it is a blast to shoot! It does NOT like low velocity ammo and it lets you know it, but the hi-vel copper coated HP's work like a charm! It works just like my full size 1911 and it's got very little recoil. If anyone is in the market for one, it's a nice little plinker! I changed to grips to these:

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    Just cause I had them laying around and it looks really cool!


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    benenglish

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    Cool. But let's expand the thread.

    Besides the GSG, what other .22LR 1911s are available as full pistols (instead of just conversion kits on dedicated frames)?

    Of those, which is the best?

    Personally, I really hate that I missed out on getting a Kimber back when they were easily available.

    Does anybody have the scaled-down Browning and, if you do, what do you think about it?
     

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    Cool. But let's expand the thread.

    Besides the GSG, what other .22LR 1911s are available as full pistols (instead of just conversion kits on dedicated frames)?

    Of those, which is the best?

    Personally, I really hate that I missed out on getting a Kimber back when they were easily available.

    Does anybody have the scaled-down Browning and, if you do, what do you think about it?
    There are others but I have the one in the OP and was just giving a heads up on it. Colt makes one, Sig, Chiappa, do as well. They're a lot of fun.
     

    Moonpie

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    Gunz are icky.
    The GSG is a fine choice.
    My experience with the Browning 1911-22 was negative. The one I had was bad about chamber back blast. It was necessary to wear I protection when firing it. Accuracy was meh
    The Chiappa guns are trash DO NOT buy.
    The Kimber gun is nice.
    Marvel conversions are nice but pricey.
    One of these days I’ll score a Colt Ace.
     

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    The GSG is a fine choice.
    My experience with the Browning 1911-22 was negative. The one I had was bad about chamber back blast. It was necessary to wear I protection when firing it. Accuracy was meh
    The Chiappa guns are trash DO NOT buy.
    The Kimber gun is nice.
    Marvel conversions are nice but pricey.
    One of these days I’ll score a Colt Ace.
    The last Colt Ace I saw in person was at a shop in IL about 10 yrs ago. It was minty but IIRC they had it marked @ $7000. They had it for a while but it eventually sold.

    I owned a GSG 1911 22lr years ago but traded it off for one reason or another. It ran OK but not great. My brother owns a "Colt" branded Umarex 1911 22lr. I believe he has had the same experience with it as I did with the GSG.
     
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    skfullgun

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    In the woods...
    My memory is not always crystal clear, but I remember having a 1911 .22 marketed and marked as "Colt" - rampant Colt and all, that was also marked, "Walther". That would have been about 10 years ago.
    It functioned fine, but in the end I prefer my Ruger Mark I, II, & III's.
    I believe Browning made a scaled down 1911 in 380 ACP. A friend of mine has one and loves it.
     

    Moonpie

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    Gunz are icky.
    The Colt Ace made in the 1970’s usually sell in the neighborhood of $1500-2000.
    The early ones from the 1930’s bring a lot more.
     

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    The Colt Ace made in the 1970’s usually sell in the neighborhood of $1500-2000.
    The early ones from the 1930’s bring a lot more.
    IIRC it was manufactured in 1937. It had everything that came with it from the factory, possibly never fired. The shop had it in its own locked display box with a note attached that basically said, if you don't have the money...don't ask to see it.
     
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