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laika
09-26-2011, 5:44 PM
Which is the best bang for the buck? I don't want to go cheap and get a nasty one but I don't want to waste money either.

I'd like a traditional wood/steel one if possible. But I don't know which ones are dogs and which are overall solid .22lr handguns. I don't own a fullsize .45 1911, never want to, never will, so I'm talking about a standalone rimfire version not a conversion kit.

Thanks

usmcchet9296
09-26-2011, 5:55 PM
Its not cheap but the best 1911 rimfire is the Kimber Rimfire Target. Its more accurate than my Ruger 22/45 and with the right ammo (CCI Blazer) its 100% reliable.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2788/4488855642_b5b60c9729.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/4488855642/)
IMG_3208 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/4488855642/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

Bwflynn
09-26-2011, 6:09 PM
I have the GSG 1911 and am very happy with the gun. Mine shoots the Red Federal bulk ammo with no problems. I was out the door for under $400 so it is good value.

Jyruiz
09-26-2011, 8:27 PM
I have the GSG 1911 and am very happy with the gun. Mine shoots the Red Federal bulk ammo with no problems. I was out the door for under $400 so it is good value.

Welcome to the forum.

Smitherines
09-26-2011, 8:30 PM
Ditto the GSG. Just got mine out of jail and really like it.

HeHateMe
09-26-2011, 8:48 PM
Just saw an add for Bob Marvel's 1911 conversion. Last shot bolt hold open. Nice that it's made by Nighthawk Custom, bad that it's $450, but they do guarantee 1 inch 10 shot groups at 50 yards with specific ammo.

bombadillo
09-26-2011, 8:55 PM
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/62297

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/1257787213.jpg

Great looking gun for the price.

InGrAM
09-26-2011, 8:55 PM
SigSauer 1911-22
http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/1911-22.aspx

Or like others have said a GSG 1911.

laika
09-27-2011, 9:47 AM
Well, since it's the 1911's anniversary year, I am thinking this is the time to get one - lots to choose from. I'll see if I can get a sig into my hands before I choose, but that gsg is a good looking gun for the price. The Kimber is nice but I'm going for retro (and cheaper). It is beautiful though. Thanks all

ExtremeX
09-27-2011, 12:04 PM
I bought the GSG 1911, but its still in 10 day jail... so cant give you a range report.

I picked it over the Chiappa 1911-22, its around the same price.

I hope the GSG 1911 shoots as good as it looks.

laika
09-27-2011, 6:53 PM
Mine is "in the cart" at Buds as we speak; I am waiting for my FFL01 to email me the OK.

From what I have read it's a better choice over Chiappa.

Let's both cross our fingers and I'm jealous that YOURS is going to be at the range before mine.

Guess this is the year for 1911 .22's

Tank 57
09-27-2011, 7:28 PM
Is the Sig on the roster?

InGrAM
09-27-2011, 8:41 PM
Is the Sig on the roster?

No, http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/
Kind of sucks, but there is always the GSG 1911 which looks very similar.

Tank 57
09-27-2011, 9:17 PM
No, http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/
Kind of sucks, but there is always the GSG 1911 which looks very similar.

Or single shot it at Valkyrie Arms.

InGrAM
09-27-2011, 9:35 PM
Or single shot it at Valkyrie Arms.

Yep.

Ripon83
09-27-2011, 11:57 PM
1st Choice a Colt Ace....$1500 ouch and now so old its almost an antique you want to preserve not shoot :( Why they don't make one now - IDK

2nd Choice GSG at the price can't go wrong,

3rd Choice the Kimber as I don't consider the 22/45 by Ruger to be a true 1911 clone in anyway - just the grips

4th Choice that Marvel kit looks nice, and I could run it into a variety of 1911's and probably enjoy them, but I don't like kits that much. Still the grouping offer \ promise \ warranty is killer.

bombadillo
09-28-2011, 8:28 AM
Get the GSG. Its a standalone gun that you don't need to do anything but shoot. It is a 1911 and goes bang when you pull the trigger, and don't have to take apart your thousand dollar gun to put a slide on top of it potentially messing it up. I don't like the kits going on my guns because my slides are hand fitted to the frames and throwing a cheap 200 dollar kit on it, who knows how much its going to wear on the frame and loosen it up, but thats just me. For the price of a kit, you can just get the GSG and call it a day if you want to have trigger time with a 1911 without the cost or recoil involved in the shooting of it.

Don Edmondson
09-28-2011, 9:06 AM
I have owned my GSG for over a year cant tell you how many rounds has been through it used ir for a trainer in Idaho with good ammo no proplems at all Don

Quiet
09-28-2011, 2:52 PM
The SIG 1911 .22LR is a rebadged GSG 1911 .22LR.
The pistols only differ in the markings. The magazines are also interchangable, even though they are marked differently (SIG v ATI).

The SIG Mosquito was originaly designed and made by GSG for SIG.

zman
09-28-2011, 3:58 PM
Which is the best bang for the buck? I don't want to go cheap and get a nasty one but I don't want to waste money either.

I'd like a traditional wood/steel one if possible. But I don't know which ones are dogs and which are overall solid .22lr handguns. I don't own a fullsize .45 1911, never want to, never will, so I'm talking about a standalone rimfire version not a conversion kit.

Thanks

Its not cheap but the best 1911 rimfire is the Kimber Rimfire Target. Its more accurate than my Ruger 22/45 and with the right ammo (CCI Blazer) its 100% reliable.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2788/4488855642_b5b60c9729.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/4488855642/)
IMG_3208 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/4488855642/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

+1 on the Kimber Rimfire. Mine likes the CCI Mini-Mags and the Fed Auto-Match.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/rimfire-target.jpg

JavelinFangs
09-28-2011, 9:44 PM
I'm also looking at .22 1911 and so far GSG seems to be the best option based on this thread.