How do you feel about this .22 cal. plinker

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  1. aandabooks

    aandabooks Member

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    Can't get one in Illinois because the metal they are made from has a melt point below 800F. MC Sports had them in their ad for $239 and when I asked, that is what the salesguy told me.

    I bought a Colt 1911a1 in .22 a couple weeks ago and absolutely love it. Steel frame, aluminum slide and metal mags. It is more than the Chiappa though.
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    Ruger Mark III.....Just do it. In the end you get what you pay for.
  3. The Duke

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    Ive looked at the Puma, but came away a little unimpressed...I think it was the balance, maybe or something...I bought the GSG 1911-22 and very well pleased...It will shoot absolutely anything I stuff in the magazine...even some 30 years old Fed Lightnings...The Sig 1911-22 is made by GSG and is identical except for the slide stamping, plus a little more expensive...
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    Jim Hauff New Member

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    Look into the CZ KADET - a .22 lr that is identical to the CZ-75. I recently bought one from a friend - it is extremely reliable and reasonably accurate (probably better than I can shoot, at this point in life.)
  5. somawas

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    I've got the Umarex USA Colt model of this plinker. It's not a target gun, so as a plinker, it's fun to shoot. Other than the barrel being fixed to the frame, it breaks down almost like a 1911/ 45ACP and the beaver tail safety and thumb safties operate like a 1911/ 45ACP.

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  6. Deacon_Man

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    I took my Chiappa 1911-22 to the indoor range today. I set my target at 15 yards and the pistol held a two inch pattern with every clip I shot. I never had a jam or fte out of the 80 rounds I sent down range. I really was very empressed with the pistol. I was shooting federal .22lr high volosity bulk I bought at Walmart for $15.49 a box of 550 rounds. It sure was a lot of fun shooting all I wanted and not breaking the bank doing it. Before I went to the range I field striped the the gun and cleaned it real good and re-oiled everything except the slide grooves. I went out to my shop and got a little of grafite greese and lubed the slide grooves with it. The grease really made the slide work smooth. The manual that came with the gun said I would have failures in the first 150 rounds during the break-in, that just did not happen.
    John
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    Ain't it great when a plan works out just the way you wanted. Great shooting and a lot of fun to come.
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    Enzo_Guy New Member

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    I've heard GSG is one of the best brands for .22LR 1911s, they seem to get pretty good reviews and GSG is known for their tactical .22LR carbines.

    The only thing I know about Chiappa is they make some ugly revolvers! Never seen anything tabout their .22 1911s, if I was to purchase one myself I'd stick to GSG.
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