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Old 03-03-2013, 05:43 PM   #21
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Ok ok. I see the idea. I do understand how if you really enjoy the platform, then having different calibers is an option. To me, a 1911 is famous for the 45, so it's weird seeing it in smaller stuff. When I get one, I can see justifying purchasing a conversion kit to shoot cheaper ammo, but I still struggle with flat out buying a 1911 that's not a 45. Just me.
For what a good conversion kit costs you can buy a complete 1911/22. Now the 9mm 1911's can get pricey, but the 22's are pretty reasonable.
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My first handgun was my Springfield Armory 1911-A1 in .45. It has been a great great shooter. I love the 1911 platform and don't see anything wrong with having it in different calibers. I also have a Sig Sauer P238HD. I know it's not a true 1911 but it does have its styling and a lot of similar characteristics. I just recently purchased a Browning 1911-22 compact. This is a scaled down 1911 and shoots like a dream. I can't see how any 1911 .45 owner wouldn't want one of these after shooting it.


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It's crazy huh? It's easier to find 45 ACP than 22 now.

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It's crazy huh? It's easier to find 45 ACP than 22 now.
Ha! Depends on where you are I guess. This panic has been kinda weird and mild for my area. It's been exactly as one would usually expect, hard to find tacticool rifles and accessories and popular handgun and rifle ammo. But the shortage started later than everywhere else, and seems to be recovering quicker too. But I still can't find and .45, yet the local TP outdoors shelves are sagging under the weight of .22 ammo for reasonable prices.
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I have 1911's that shoot 45 ACP, 9mm & 22 lr, I just enjoy shooting all of these pistols.

This is why multiple gun makers are successful, one size does not fit all.
Do you carry any one of them for defense purposes? I can almost see it if all you are doing is plinking with them, especially the .22. I just can't see practicing defense shooting with a different caliber than your every day carry firearm. Heck, I can't even see practicing with a different load than you carry even if it is the same caliber.

Yes, I do shoot different handguns and different calibers, but strictly for play. My defense conditioning is all done with the same gun, same ammo, same holster in the same place, and the same style clothing that I wear every day.
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How about I have a 1911 in .22Lr (or 9MM,10MM,.38super,) because I want one and I can afford it????

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I love my 1911 and while I feel my kids are old enough to get to shoot pistols, I wouldn't feel comfortable with them shooting my .45 so I am considering a browning 1911 22, this way they learn how to handle a 1911 but with .22 ammo and on a frame that is 20% smaller than. My SIG 1911.
Makes sense for me.

Now I gotta find the deal on that pistol!!

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I love my 1911 and while I feel my kids are old enough to get to shoot pistols, I wouldn't feel comfortable with them shooting my .45 so I am considering a browning 1911 22, this way they learn how to handle a 1911 but with .22 ammo and on a frame that is 20% smaller than. My SIG 1911.
Makes sense for me.
Another good example.
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I love my 1911 and while I feel my kids are old enough to get to shoot pistols, I wouldn't feel comfortable with them shooting my .45 so I am considering a browning 1911 22, this way they learn how to handle a 1911 but with .22 ammo and on a frame that is 20% smaller than. My SIG 1911.
Makes sense for me.

Now I gotta find the deal on that pistol!!
Good plan. And my plan exactly. I have two boys, and while they are not old enough to shoot yet (4 years old & 11 months old) this is the handgun that I will train them on. Oh and it is a helluva lot of fun to shoot!

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Good plan. And my plan exactly. I have two boys, and while they are not old enough to shoot yet (4 years old & 11 months old) this is the handgun that I will train them on. Oh and it is a helluva lot of fun to shoot!
Is the browning 1911 22 picky with ammo? Every .22 I've ever shot has issues with AE or federal bulk ammo. Is that just a product of the ammo or those particular firearms?
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