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fauxcult
07-24-2010, 5:08 PM
I own a 1911 and as ammo prices continue to rise I've been looking for something inexpensive to shoot without losing a sense of familiarity with my own gun. I've taken a look at the Ruger 22/45s but found out that Rock Island Armory has a .22LR 1911-like gun. Anyone know anything about them? I haven't even been able to find a price anywhere on the internet. Any info or tips on where to look would be appreciated.

mjpjr
07-24-2010, 5:23 PM
Last I knew they had not hit the U.S. market yet but should soon. One of their U.S. gunsmiths had commented that he thought it was a great gun. But he might be a little biased:p

corvetteguy
07-24-2010, 5:34 PM
You can also get an .22 conversion for your rock! That way you keep the same gun and feel but you save money on ammo! I have seen then from $150+shipping and up.
Have fun!

David

fauxcult
07-25-2010, 9:06 PM
Unfortunately, I don't own an RIA 1911--mine's a Springfield. Any conversion kits available for the G.I. model? Where can they be found?

Kelvrick
07-25-2010, 11:22 PM
Don't know if this will help, but I picked up their tactical model and paired it up with the STI 22 conversion, which is basically a rebranded target model from advantage arms.

corvetteguy
07-25-2010, 11:31 PM
Any of the .22 conversions from Kimber, RIA, or other should work fine on your SA. You should check out the SA section of 1911forums.org

Hope this helps!

David

corvetteguy
07-25-2010, 11:33 PM
Sorry it's 1911forums.com

David

CZlover
07-25-2010, 11:36 PM
Unfortunately, I don't own an RIA 1911--mine's a Springfield. Any conversion kits available for the G.I. model? Where can they be found?

www.kimberamerica.com

www.advantagearms.com

www.midwayusa.com

Hopefully they still have some in stock...Good luck! :D

fauxcult
07-27-2010, 8:05 AM
Seems like the only available conversions anywhere are the Kimber and the Ciener (sp?). Any opinions on which is better? I feel like it's always besst to "go with what you know" and because of name recognition, I'm leaning toward Kimber. It's pretty expensive, though, and I can practically buy a new gun for the cost of that conversion. Mag prices on the Kimber kit are much cheaper too. Anyone used the Ciener?