Now here’s something interesting and quite out of the norm! Considering how expensive it is lately to just go to the range and shoot that nice 1911 you have, a company has taken a bold step at venturing where most would never dare. I’m talking about a $299 1911 pistol converted to support .22 LR rim-fire ammunition. Yes, you heard right…a .22 1911 on the cheap. Considering the lack of ammo lately and just how expensive it has become just to go shoot a few boxes at the range, this seams like an enticing alternative. We’ll have to wait and see if this will indeed be offered but based on the specs below and one who actually owns a full-sized 1911, I just don’t see how the mag will only hold 10 rounds of .22.
Dayton, OH --(AmmoLand.com)- Yes you read right, a complete .22 caliber 1911 .45ACP clone pistol for under $300!
For a price under most 1911/.22 conversion units MKS Supply, Inc., is making available a fantastic buy for gun owners across the country.
“We feel this affordable, accurate, reliable pistol will be exceptionally received by those who want a 1911 ACP clone in the popular, affordable and fun .22 LR rimfire round.”
Details: This is a full size clone of the standard 1911 .45 ACP. The weight is less than the original 1911 because both the slide and the frame are constructed of aluminum alloy. The lighter slide in particular also allows for reliable functioning it has much less mass for the recoil action of the diminutive .22LR round to function.
The internal components of the 1911-22 are all steel of course. The barrel is fixed to the frame to provide better accuracy. The fixed barrel also eliminates some not necessary parts found in the original .45 which was designed for full disassembly due to battlefield conditions.
Finish on the slide and frame is a tough flat black oxide finish. MKS Supply is also going to make available models with olive drab and desert tan powder coated slides.
Magazines are made of industrial-grade polymer and have been proven in extensive testing to be incredibly reliable as the polymer forming process ensures they are identical thus eliminating steel assembly and fit variances. And yes, MKS Supply will offer extra magazines at a no-gouge price around $20 MSRP.
- Stocks (grips): Walnut with laser cut checkering.
- Sights: Dovetail rear-drift adjustable sight (like original military sights).
- Barrel length: 5-inches.
- Physical dimensions: Same as the standard 1911.
- Weight: 32-ounces (a standard military 1911 .45ACP is approximately 40-ounces).
- Models: Standard black finish, olive drab finish, and desert tan finish.
- Magazine capacity: 10-rounds. One magazine is included.
- Warranty: Full-year parts and labor.
- Manufacturer: Chiappa U.S.A., Dayton Ohio.
Consumers and dealers may gain more information by going to www.1911-22.com NOTE: the website is currently under construction and is expected to be up by about October 5th.