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Old 10-09-2011, 03:53 AM   #1
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Decided it was time to get a .22...

Can't wait to try it out at the range this week!

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Old 10-09-2011, 05:05 AM   #2
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Is that one of the Walther/Umarex versions? Hope it works out well, let us know how it does. I have one of their Colt M4s that's been a lot of fun.

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Yes, it is. I will find out Monday or Tuesday, whichever day I can get to the range!

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Wow. NICE piece! I always love the look of a .22 1911. It's like being a kid again, but still kicking a*? wat did you pay for it?

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Thanks! Got to try it out today...it was fun to shoot. This was my first time shooting a .22 (I usually shoot a .45), but I will be taking this to the range often for practice. It was around $400.

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Oh I love .22s. They're Tons of fun at a fairly inexpensive price. I've shot a Ruger 22/45 with a red dot sight, and that thing was sweet! Tell me how she runs.

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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".

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Let us know how it does-
Been thinking about one-
BTW- I really feel for you guys that cant walk out your back door & shoot

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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.
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Let us know how it does-
Been thinking about one-
BTW- I really feel for you guys that cant walk out your back door & shoot
I'm jealous...I wish I could just walk out back.
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