View Full Version : 1911 Mech-Tech Conversions. Any Good?

07-16-2009, 6:47 PM
I was thinking of doing a conversion with one of my 1911s just to change things up a little bit, anyone have any experiences with the Mech-Tech Systems?


Thank you.-SR

07-16-2009, 7:26 PM
Not legal to install. Having the parts is not, but installing it will get you in trouble.

07-16-2009, 8:09 PM
Well, beyond legality, has anyone had experience with these kits? I suppose this is probably not the forum to be asking, but I just thought someone might know someone, or have had experience with this kit (i.e. residing outside of CA, transporting firearm outside of CA for use, etc...)

07-16-2009, 9:21 PM

07-16-2009, 9:25 PM
The Mech-Tech CCU can be made CA legal, by using a fixed magazine (grind down the mag release on the 1911/Glock to the point where you can no longer operate it, unless you use a tool).

Old review of 1911 Mech-Tech CCU conversion (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=76754&highlight=mechtech)
Most reports I've read online say works with FMJ ammo, get malfunctions with JHP and SWC ammo.

Keep in mind, the current viewpoint of the BATFE NFA branch when considering a handgun to rifle conversion.
It's legal to make a handgun into a rifle. (No paperwork required.)
Once it's made into a rifle, it's now considered a rifle and no longer a handgun.
So, in order to legally make it into a handgun configuration, you will need BATFE approval to make a SBR.

The SoCal Gunner
07-16-2009, 10:16 PM
La Puente Firing Range has or had one of those conversions in 10mm a few years back. I tried it out when I was still new to shooing it was pretty accurate. I'd enjoy having one but don't want a fixed mag build.