Which Production platform has the best .22 conversion available?
Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:03 PM
Thanks in advance,
Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:17 PM
Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:49 AM
Rudy Project USA
Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:17 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:47 AM
However, nowadays you can get a dedicated 22 pistol for $200-300 all day long and not have to worry about a finicky kit.
Buckmarks are a solid design, but a very outdated style.
Partial slide designs like Ruger MKs/Buckmarks/S&W 22As are becoming much less popular against more "duty" styled 22s like 1911-22s, M9-22s, Sig Mosquitos, etc. If you're looking for something to help relate to a centerfire gun, get the 22 equivalent.
Edited by KSwift, 11 October 2012 - 04:47 AM.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:19 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:22 AM
Partial slide designs like Ruger MKs/Buckmarks/S&W 22As are becoming much less popular against more "duty" styled 22s like 1911-22s, M9-22s, Sig Mosquitos, etc.
In my experience full slide .22s are picky with their ammo because of the slide mass; MKIIIs and Buckmarks still have partial slides because they cycle anything and come back for more.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:29 PM
So i think i'm going to stick with current plan, which involves a little bit of warm-up (50-100 rounds) before range sessions with either my buckmark or my little bersa 22, then moving to the real gun. I shoot production, so the DA first shot of the bersa is helpful practice, and it's small enough that it generates at least some recoil so I can practice tracking the front sight as it lifts.
otoh, a .22 conversion would be cool.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:56 PM
I've been thinking about the same thing, but then if the conversion kit won't run bulk walmart ammo, how much cheaper will it really be? Shopping in bulk you can load 9mm practice rounds for .10/round or less. non-bulk .22 will probably run at least 5 cents/round, maybe more. conversion kits seem to cost in the $300 range. I'd have to shoot 6000 rounds of .22 just to break even.
My Advantage Arms kit for my Glock runs bulk ammo. I run Blazer...40g, high velocity. It is cleaner than it used to be. It runs in all of my 22's. $16 for a brick of 500. 3.2 cents per round. So, that is a third of the cost that you quoted for 9mm.
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