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Old 04-03-2012, 08:27 PM
wbttk wbttk is offline
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22lr Conversion kits: Wear issues?

Hi,

I have a Springfield Trophy Match that I'm considering buying a 22 conversion kit for. I'm pretty paranoid about doing anything that can do anything bad whatsoever to my gun.

I'd just like to know if anyone here has experienced or worked on a gun with any wear, alignment, function issues from shooting with this kit?

Thanks guys.

Zack
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:17 PM
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No problems with the Ciener.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:11 AM
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No problems with Marvel Precision.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:18 AM
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Thanks guys, I'm glad that hasn't been an issue.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:48 AM
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No problem with Kimber conversion kit on my 3 .45's
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:06 PM
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I bought one Marvel unit 1 and liked it so much, that I got one for my Dad also.

He also loves shooting his 1911 in .22 caliber and having a nice conversion kit that runs flawlessly.

These unit 1's are EXTREMELY accurate (they use Shilen Barrel blanks to start with), and the quality of the trigger for weight, creep, etc is about the only way You can somewhat hurt that accuracy.

You can install these kits onto a $300 1911 or a $4,000 one, and the function of the kit is not hampered or improved by anything but the trigger and ignition system itself. They are one of the few kits that anchor the barrel to the frame by use of the wedge-lock on the special slide-stop that they include in the kit, which is a major reason for such great accuracy.

Another thing I can say for Marvel that most of the other major conversion kit producers cannot boast about:

I have had nothing but Incredible Customer Service from them. From replacing some missing parts that I lost to asking advice for ammunition choices and spring rates to use. Because of the very high quality product and outstanding customer service, I feel the need to recommend their products to anyone in search for a high quality conversion.



As for hurting your pistol, the Marvel conversion slide does not fit that tightly onto the rails of these 1911's, as it doesn't need to. Because the barrel is mechanically wedge-locked into the frame, there is no barrel bushing, floating chamber, or importance given to an ultra-tight slide to frame fitment like other kits. I use Wilson's slide lube on my conversion just because, although it doesn't seem to matter and I see no marks or wear whatsoever after a LOT of ammo has been fired... You will notice that the Marvel Unit 1 kit is different than the Unit 2, because only the bottom and rear section of the slide actually move on the unit 1, not the entire slide and/or barrel.

I regularly shoot 1 inch groups offhand at 25 yards with my conversion if I do my part, and that is about 1/2 or 1/3 the size of groups that I used to shoot with my browning buckmark at the same distance. The Unit 1 kits come with a test target from 50 yards, and both of our kits measured less than .750 inch for a 10 shot group at that distance. That is on par with full custom-shop built .22 pistols.

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Old 04-04-2012, 03:03 PM
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I have more than 19,000 rounds through my Jarvis, more than 10,000 rounds through my two Marvel units and a bit over 7,000 through my Tactical Solution conversion unit. No issue to date.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:09 PM
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Your Trophy Match frame is steel. Almost all the conversions are made mostly or entirely out of aluminum. They won't cause excessive wear, certainly less than the normal slide will.

I have well over 7k or so through my kimber and I don't know how many through a Marvel I sold. And that was all on an aluminum frame.
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