I wandered into a pawnshop on Friday and they happened to have a couple of Taurus 1911s on sale. One of them caught my eye and the deal was way too good to pass up. The one I grabbed looks as if it had a very easy life (its a 2007 model). No holster wear and it looks as if only a few hundred rounds were shot through it. Surprisingly tight tolerances, very nice slide to frame fit, couldn't be happier considering the deal I got.
Anyways, after driving all over Hampton, Newport News, and Williamsburg I managed to find just one box of .45 (so it looks like the range report is going to have to wait a bit). So that leads me to .22 conversion kits. Is the Ciener kit any good? I'm not too worried if I get a few fail to feeds or fail to extracts, but I don't want something that's going to put any excessive wear on my pistol. Any other suggestions of lower priced kits?
It only came with one magazine. Any thoughts on Chip McCormcik vs. Wilson Combat vs. others that you recommend?
I'm happy to be part of the 1911 club. I had given up on finding a 1911 in my price range and I was actually shopping for CZs, but I guess the gods were smiling on me this weekend .