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Old 07-26-2013, 12:20 AM   #1
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Psyched! I got the 10158 which is the model with the replaceable grips and 5.5" bull barrel. I'm lookin forward to breaking it in. I have a variety of different .22 lr to try. What I'm not looking forward to is takedown, but just like anything once you do it a few times its easy. I was wondering if I would be able to swap the grips with any 1911 model? I am also going to get a decent optic for it, nothing too pricey.

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Old 08-02-2013, 06:16 AM   #2
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I finally picked up my 22/45 today. Psyched. I got a chance to (try and) strip and clean it for the first time. What a task! But 3 hours and 4 swollen fingers later I managed to complete the task. It's not that it's difficult, the tolerances are quite tight and, well it IS tricky. But now I know.

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I finally picked up my 22/45 today. Psyched. I got a chance to (try and) strip and clean it for the first time. What a task! But 3 hours and 4 swollen fingers later I managed to complete the task. It's not that it's difficult, the tolerances are quite tight and, well it IS tricky. But now I know.
great choice! i have the same pistol and i am very pleased with it. they get easier the more you take them apart. the first time i did mine, my experiance was very similiar to yours!

congrats on your new purchase.

BTW, buy the OEM Ruger mags if you want more. i have heard some horror stories about some the aftermarket mags for the Ruger pistols.
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Congrats on the new purchase! My wife and I have been considering another .22....

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Congrats those things are great shooting 22's

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Thanks all. Looking forward to shooting it, not looking forward to cleaning it, but its a necessary evil.
I wouldn't let it detract from owning one if you're considering a .22 pistol. The aftermarket parts are readily available and from what I have heard its a super reliable shooter!

Add to it I just snagged 250 federal LRN for $2.99 a box I know it will be a blast!

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Get a Bam Bushing to get rid of the mag safety. It lets the mag drop free, improves the trigger and it is cheap.
http://bushing.webs.com/

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Thanks all. Looking forward to shooting it, not looking forward to cleaning it, but its a necessary evil.
I wouldn't let it detract from owning one if you're considering a .22 pistol. The aftermarket parts are readily available and from what I have heard its a super reliable shooter!

Add to it I just snagged 250 federal LRN for $2.99 a box I know it will be a blast!
For the optic, you might want to look at the Burris fast fire series if you can't afford EOTech $$.
I'm taking my FF II off my 1911 Series 80 GC and putting on my 22/45...then we have to get the Wife either another II or a III for her Buckmark. Also found a great place for .22 ammo that also happens to carry optics: Natchez Shooters supplies in Tn...
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Missed the optic part. I have a Bushnell TRS25 mounted on mine. 3 MOA red dot and 3k hrs battery life. Under $100 with integral mount.

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Missed the optic part. I have a Bushnell TRS25 mounted on mine. 3 MOA red dot and 3k hrs battery life. Under $100 with integral mount.
Bushnell is good as well! Might get one too! something else to test out and write up here...
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