Decided it was time to get a .22

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by shadamai, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. shadamai

    shadamai New Member

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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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  2. Quentin

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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.
     

  3. shadamai

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

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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?
     
  5. shadamai

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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.
     
  6. fatmidgets

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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.
     
  7. Quentin

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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".
     
  8. HOSSFLY

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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 :rolleyes:
     
  9. shadamai

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    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: :eek:

    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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  10. shadamai

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    I'm jealous...I wish I could just walk out back.
     
  11. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    Those look pretty. I gave some serious thought to getting one of those today. I've got a slew of 22's though so I went with something different. That is on my next to get list though.

    Congrats
     
  12. shadamai

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    Thanks...what did you end up getting, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  13. CourtJester

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    A SA1911-A1. I've got a lot of 22 rifles and one hand gun so I got something different. 22's are fun to shoot and cheap as could be. I'll end up with one of those before too long I think. They're pretty nice.