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Old 02-08-2015, 09:56 AM
robertrwalsh robertrwalsh is offline
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Kimber .22 conversion?

Anybody out there have any personal experience with the Kimber .22 top-end conversion? I am thinking of buying one.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:03 AM
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I've had one for years and like it.

All .22 conversion units seem to be picky about ammo but as long as mine is clean and well lubricated there are few problems. It seems to like CCI MiniMag or Blazer best
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:45 AM
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Mine has worked on 5 different manufacturer's frames. Most of the time it is on an alloy frame and used for rimfire Steel Challenge matches. I have had no problems with it using Federal bulk ammo.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:04 PM
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Very happy with mine. It does like the hotter stuff more than the the cheap Wallyworld bulk .22s though.

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Old 02-08-2015, 01:22 PM
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I sold mine for $100.

I had to have the barrel crowned when I had it. That improved accuracy a lot.

It was OK reliability wise.

I found the Advantage Arms kit to be a little more reliable.
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:00 PM
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I have one. It's accurate, and reliable with all high-vel ammo tried. It likes to be run wet.
I don't like that there is no slide lock on empty.

If I were to do it over again. For the price I paid for the Kimber kit, I would have added a bit more and went Marvel. Something with a steel breach face insert would be better for longevity.
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:08 AM
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I have a couple. I run both on dedicated frames with a lighter mainspring. Makes them a lot more reliable. Can be a bit finicky on some frames. I'm not sure I'd publicly admit to selling one for $100, they sell pretty well for over twice that.


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Old 03-03-2015, 02:15 AM
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i just got my first 1911 a few months ago, its a Ruger SR1911 and i absolutely love it!!
i bought a used Kimber .22 kit for it but it wouldn't let the slide go back freely and i didn't want to have a gunsmith do any filing on my rails to fit it so i sold it.

I sure wish it would have worked without any modding cause my Ruger is brushed stainless and the silver Kimber looked fantastic on it. i may eventually try a different brand conversion but this kit didnt work on my Ruger.
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:18 AM
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Yeah. My Kimber kit wouldn't fit my Ruger CMD, but it works fine with all my other 1911s.
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:15 PM
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I run mine on a pre ILS Springfield frame.
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:54 PM
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Acquired one a few sago and it works very well. Takes about 2 minutes to change over.
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