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getem2011 09-03-2011 04:23 PM

I want a semi auto 1911 22lr for a couple of reasons...size,style,planking and the fact I would like to eventually purchase a 1911 in .45.

If anyone can please find a semi auto 1911 and post the link I would appreciate it. And if one 1911 22lr beats another in your mind please speak up!

I do have other prospects tho, compare and contrast if you all could and what specific model would be best. Also I want to shy away from those with major FTF's and FTE's problems.

S&W MP22
Walther p22
Sig mosquito
some type of 1911

All other suggestions are welcome!!!

And if ONE person can CLEARLY break down the differences between DA, semi auto, and SA/DA I would appreciate it.
thanks ya'll

neilage66 09-03-2011 04:44 PM

goto: Bud's Gunshop
search: handguns > ATI or GSG or .22 1911


goto: Google
search: Colt Service Model ACE


goto: Gooogle
search: 1911 .22 conversion

You will have plenty of ideas after doing so.

eta: example of planking
example of plinking

rigjumpr 09-03-2011 05:05 PM

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getem2011 09-03-2011 06:25 PM

hahaha nice one :)

getem2011 09-03-2011 07:01 PM

So after doing research I have come to the conclusion it is nearly impossible for me to get a 1911 due to Illinois "melting point laws".

(720 ILCS 5/24‑3)
"(h) While holding any license as a dealer, importer,
manufacturer or pawnbroker under the federal Gun Control Act of 1968, manufactures, sells or delivers to any unlicensed person a handgun having a barrel, slide, frame or receiver which is a die casting of zinc alloy or any other nonhomogeneous metal which will melt or deform at a temperature of less than 800 degrees Fahrenheit. For purposes of this paragraph, (1) "firearm" is defined as in the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act; and (2) "handgun" is defined as a firearm designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand, and includes a combination of parts from which such a firearm can be assembled. "

can be referenced at

This is very disappointing as I was looking forward to my first handgun I will have to keep looking.

neilage66 09-03-2011 07:32 PM

? "it is nearly impossible for me to get a 1911" ?
I did 10 years time in IL and bought, sold, traded, shipped, ordered & received dozens and dozens of weapons during that time and have never heard of *melt laws* from anyone...ever.

A Colt Service Model ACE is not made of zinc, I can assure you.
The Colt or Marvel conversion units are not zinc either.
I don't know about the GSG/ATI as I've not owned one.

getem2011 09-04-2011 01:42 AM


I wish that was to be true but all 1911's I have found say not available to IL residents. sometime I had to call and ask but it would end up being the same outcome.
PLEASE HELP and find me a 1911 22 that I can purchase!!

Kind regards,

neilage66 09-04-2011 02:51 AM

Look at the price on this one.
I paid $750 for one just like it 10 years ago.
Colt ACE, 22LR, service model, excellent condition : Semi-auto at

Here is what I would get or build myself.
MARVEL UNIT 2 w/Custom RIA Lower 22LR - MINT : Semi-auto at

Or buy a lower like this.
COLT SERIES '80 SS COMPLETE Lower - Near MINT : Semi-auto at

...and add a conversion like this.
Marvel Precision Unit 2 Goverment Round Top Model : for 1911 at

You get the idea.

FWIW: A couple of the GSG's at Bud's say *no sale to IL*, but a couple of other GSG's say no such thing. I still think you could order one and save some money. Have you specifically called Bud's Gunshop and asked?

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