I've been mulling over in my mind the cost vs plinking fun of the .22lr. It's no secret the .22lr is a ton of fun for very little money. This last trip out to the range we were a bit disappointed in our Ruger 22/45. We had more FTFires than we had the patience for and ended up leaving 20rds in order to not have to deal with clearing the gun. When the Ruger gets dirty it seems to get finicky. The pin strikes the cartridge, with what looks to be a solid strike, yet no fire. Then the ejector(?) misses the rim and fails to extract the round. So, the fun of that gun is gone, for now anyway until we can figure out why its been misbehaving lately. Gun or ammo? And with that, I've been pondering a 22 Conversion kit for the Commander. I think that'd be much fun sticking with the 1911 platform but shooting .22lr. I guess my concern is in light of the troublde shooting 22s with the Ruger, I wonder if the quality of the .22lr is poor that I'll have the same depressing experience with a conversion kit as with the Ruger. Or if it is the gun needing new parts after all these years. I realize I'm probably projecting any trouble. I'd just hate to buy a conversion kit and be disappointed with it. Of course, they do sell pretty quick so getting any money back wouldn't be difficult.