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Old 04-04-2012, 05:09 AM   #1
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Was in the market for a new plinking semi and was looking at .22's.. stumbled across a "fake" 1911 by GSG in .22lr.. so I researched it a bit and it has pretty phenomenal reviews for a firearm in its price range ($325-375). I've also read the nearly all (approx. 85%) of the parts are interchangeable with "real" 1911's. The weight and size look and feel just like a "real"1911 as well. Has anyone had any experiences with this weapon? At this point I am about 80/20 leaning toward getting it over the mark II, simply due to the 1911 style and customization possibilities. Thoughts and feelings my friends?

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These are really great .22 handguns. My GSG likes the Federal Bulk. I would however replace the guide rod and recoil spring. There is a custom set that really improves the GSGs action.

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Where would I find this set/what would you recommend? And im surprised at the federal bulk.. id heard that they didn't like it much. But I guess its different per gun. (My savage axis .223 HATES federal and loves hornady, but my marlin loves the federal)

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I had a bulk box of the red box federal, used it with GSG and they worked fine. from what I have read its the blue box federal that people were having issues with. I also read all the stories of broken guide rods, so I picked one up and installed it before even firing the gun. I picked it up at cwaccessories.com. ( I know sounds crazy replacing something that's not broke but that's just the way I am plus got a spare in case.)

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Yeah, ATI offers a replacement parts kit for $20 that has the works. I considered ordering it, but since most of the parts are interchangeable with a real 1911, i'll probably just shop around for the parts I really want.

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The CWA is the best one I have tested. P.S. I am used in their ads. By my own name.

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Yeah, ATI offers a replacement parts kit for $20 that has the works. I considered ordering it, but since most of the parts are interchangeable with a real 1911, i'll probably just shop around for the parts I really want.

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Just please be advised that the specific parts being discussed here (noteably the guide rod & recoil spring) are not parts that are interchangable with a standard .45 1911.
You would have to buy a guide rod that is specific to this particular gun and also the recoil spring is specific too (and much less resistance than on a standard .45 - since this is a .22).

You may already know this - but thought I would add.
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I do. But I always appreciate a concerned friend offering advice!

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The CWA is the best one I have tested. P.S. I am used in their ads. By my own name.
Ya the CWA looks reasonably priced as well. What others have you tried?

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The GSG is a hoot to modify and shoot. Mine eats anything I put in it as long as the MV is 1150 or greater.

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