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10-06-2010, 3:33 PM
hope to shoot it for the first time tomorrow after work

Marvel .22LR Conversion kit

fit and finish is excellent and the metal magazine is a Colt




10-06-2010, 3:34 PM
nice looking piece

10-06-2010, 3:38 PM
How much did that set you back?

Have fun and let us know how it runs.

10-06-2010, 3:40 PM
How much did that set you back?

Have fun and let us know how it runs.

Bought it used for a little over $300.

Range report soon

10-06-2010, 4:27 PM
A range report would be outstanding.

I'm looking to purchase one of these myself. Hopefully I can find a good deal on one of these.

10-06-2010, 4:31 PM
Nice. And I LOVE Commanders.

10-06-2010, 6:05 PM
Nice. And I LOVE Commanders.

me 2


10-07-2010, 5:36 PM
mini-range report

It's "ammo picky" as most reviews have noted.

I shot about 400 rounds of ammo by four manufacturers through it this afternoon. I had these on hand so this is what made the test:

While being the most accurate, the Federal "Target Grade Performance" from WalMart was the least dependable and, at least one round in every mag of 10 failed to cycle properly.
(stove piped?)

Even the decades old Federal Hi-Power cycled but both it and the Remington weren't very accurate.

The CCI Mini-Mags were acceptably accurate, but cycled like champs without a single malfunction.

(about 25 ft)

A couple of reminders:
1. the system runs best when clean and lubed (imagine that?)
2. be sure and keep the guide rod nut tight since it tends to loosen itself.

I'll be shooting it often and having fun with a .22 plinker now.

Hope this helps.

10-07-2010, 5:45 PM
Doc: awesome gun / knife combo; do you smile to yourself every time you see them together?
I would!

A stovepipe jam is when the empty case does not eject enough to clear the chamber area and ends up sticking out of the closed slide.
This feeding jam appears to be the round rising at the front too fast during the feeding cycle.