Originally Posted by Quentin
Glad to hear it worked out well. Do the controls all work pretty much the same as a 1911? If so, this might be a good alternative to a conversion kit.
That was my reasoning for getting the Walther/Umarex/Colt M4 .22, though some controls do work differently. For me it came down to having a separate rifle not a dedicated conversion kit and for about the same money. I also liked that it said Colt and M4. Same goes for yours, "Colt" and "Government Model".
A lot of things are like my 1911- it has the grip safety and thumb safety, which I like. The slide locks back once the magazine is empty and I don't have to do anything differently than my 1911 when shooting it. Obviously it is not
centerfire, so the inside is a little different, and when I took it apart I realized that the barrel is fixed to the frame.
I came across this review online and it did a good job explaining about this gun, showing what it looks like inside, etc. The author knows a lot more than I do:
Colt Government 1911 .22LR - by Umarex USA - M1911.ORG E-zine
I enjoyed shooting it at the range and didn't have any issues with it at all. Since it is the first .22 I have tried, I can't compare it to any others.