Due to still high 9mm price and increased amount of training I decided to convert my 2011 Staccato R to 22LR ammo.
After few days of research and internet discussions with 1911 gurus I decided to go with MARVEL UNIT 2, which everybody recommended.
That was a little risk for myself because nobody confirmed earlier that this would work on 2011 frame. But, “no risk, no fun”, they say…
I’ve already had a success using Wilson Combat 1911 magazines in Staccato R… so why other 1911 parts might wouldn’t fit?
So here we go. Conversion 1911-22LR unit fully working on single stack 2011 pistol.
I shot it yesterday and was more than surprised… it was freaking accurate.
After regular defensive shooting session I tried longer distance and put two 10 rds magazines in 3 inch circle from 60 feet.
Cool, not often things work out that well.
I kinda did the same thing but instead bought the Browning 1911/22. A GREAT pistol and way cheaper to shoot than a 9. All the same actions as the Commander.
Well done on the conversion!
Got an Advantage Arms conversion kit for my G17 slided pistols (couple home builds). The accuracy is incredible, I feel it’s a good fit up and barrel with no recoil.
Funny thing was the warning that came with the slide stating not to use Remington t’bolt, which meant my 10k rounds of it was to be rifle fodder. Wrong,it works great in this kit, and at .03 cents a round, mag dumps are a definite cheap thrill.
Bought this around sixteen years ago when I bought my Kimber Stainless II, a little more than I wanted to spend at the time but it has saved in the long run. Conversion from full size 45 to 22LR.
Nice piece of hardware brother @Jerzy
I would say - double nice !
Nice - because it’s nice looking
Nice - because each class / training cost me $27 - $31 instead of $80 - $95.
I will have my “money back” in 2 weeks
That’s a good way to look at it brother
I have the same story with a SIG .22 conversion kit I got when I bought a P220. Still, it sits, NIB, as I have Colt, Walther, and Ruger target builds which have kept me busy when I range rimfire. I keep dreaming about a nice S&W 41 with 5 and 7-inch barrels but I really have no need. I could pick up my rimfire rifles and dirty up some barrels which certainly need it. Nice kit. Having the sales tag there might make it a more valuable heirloom for your kids!
Jerzy–come on, brother! You can afford a staccato and ammo prices are an issue? LOL
Even worse… I have to eat potatoes, no more money for meat…