Glock .22LR Conversion
Well I did not realize until today that .22 conversions were availiable for the Glock. I hate loading up multiple mags of .40 ammo for practice at around $20 bucks per box. Therefore I dont practice as much as I should. The .22 sounds like the answer for my G23. Any of yall have this conversion for your Glock? There are several mfgs. Is one better than another? Any functioning concerns to be aware of? Thanks.
From researching this myself, I found the "best" kit is the one by Advantage Arms. I went out and got it for our Glock 26. They tell you on a piece of paper inside the kit, that it is picky with ammo. The best ammo to use is the Remington Golden Bullet 40 grain solid nose HV ammo. That is 100 percent correct. I tried a few others, and was lucky to get sometimes 2 shots off without a failure to eject. However, I've gone through a couple hundred rounds of the Remington Golden Bullets with maybe only 1 or 2 at most failures, all in one range session.
Besides that, the kit is well put together. Comes with a bore brush, patches, cleaning oil, etc. It is lighter than the original slide. Clean it before you shoot it the first time and keep it well lubed. It may take 100 or 200 rounds to get it broken in where it functions best, but they do run good on the right ammo. Some people say they have good luck with the CCI HV stingers too.
I also have the AA kit for my G19. It can indeed be finnicky with some ammo. I find it works best if you only load 5 rounds in the mag instead of 10. I like that it locks the slide open when empty, just like the "real" Glock. That's why I got the AA kit and not the Ceiner.
I have the AA kit for my G30 and have used CCI Mini-mags exclusively. I experience 1-2 feed/eject problem per 100 rounds which I find acceptable considering I'm firing a Heinz 57 pistol for practice. This usually occurs later in the session when the innerds are getting pretty dirty. Taking a few minutes to clean it up @ fifty rounds would probably reduce the jam rate. They are ammo-sensitive, 40 grn bullets are the recommended wt.
The kits are high in demand and hard to find for any particular model. The mags are even harder to find, so don't expect the "hate loading up multiple mags" issue to go away. AA can't make higher capacity mags (10-rd limit) due to being located in CA, but someone out there could fill a nice niche in the market by manufacturing higher-cap mags.
It's effective, cheap practice. I find the conversion is as accurate as the OEM barrel and slide. I'd recommend the kit for anyone who wants to get trigger time in and can't afford mass quanties of center-fire ammo.
I've read a lot of not-so-happy reviews about the other major conversion kit maker and its CS. My son sold his other brand to get the AA kit. I've never had to deal with AA's CS.
Yet another recommendation for the Advanage Arms kit. I have one for a G21. It chews up and spits out CCI MiniMags like nobodies business. I have NEVER had a failure with this combination. I had more failures with my Ruger Mk III.
I looked at the option of getting one of the 22 kits for my Glock (I do think Advantage is the best), but for the money, just bought a decent 22 instead.
Thats funny that the Advantage Arms kit likes Remington Golden .22s the best. I have several boxes of Goldens and they SUCK in my .22 rifles. The .22 Glock conversion would be a good way to get rid of my Golden .22s.
Ceiner and AA have been the only two that I know of...until Tactical Solutions recently came out with one for the 17/22. You can see to the left the have a poll going to ask which model they should produce next. I really like the idea of making a slide that is closer in weight to the factory Glock slide. I have the AA for my 12 year old daughter's competition gun...a G17. And it is definitely much lighter with the AA slide on. But I still love having it. The Golden Bullets have definitely worked the best for me. I got mine from a dealer on GunBroker. As I understand it, the G19/23 is the hardest to find.
Just as long as they are the 40 grain solid nose High Velocity version. I havn't tried the CCI Mini-mags that everyone else says theirs likes. But it definitely does not like Federal bulk pack 36 grain hollow-points. It also does not like the Federal White Box Solid nose 40 grain Target loads.
Originally Posted by wormy