1911 22lr Replica vs My 1911 With Conversion 22lr ?

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    1911 22lr Replica vs My 1911 With Conversion 22lr ?

    I need some advice on wether to purchase a Walther made 22 clone or a 22 conversion for my S&W 1911sc commander size. I believe both are roughly ithe same price.

    My intent is to practice draw and fire from various positions. I have a Crimson Trace laser grip that I need to utilize in the practice. I'm not concerned with accuracy as I have a 22 target pistol for that.

    All thoughts welcomed, thanks.

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    I have a conversion slide for my Glock 30 and other than lighter weight and less recoil, the gun functions the same, same trigger pull, controls, etc. Reliability is good until the .22 crud builds up around 80-100 rounds. Then I'll get a few FTEs. I'm hoping Froglube will solve that. Otherwise, a quick wipe and drop of oil takes care of it.

    If you carry a 1911 and want more practice with it, I'd opt for the conversion.
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    I'd go with the conversion kit. While the Walther may be built on the 1911 frame, there will probably be slight differences. Especially if it is a full versus a commander size.
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    I'm assuming you're talking about the new Colt 22s made my Walther. I'd get one. They're functionally identical with one glaring difference in that the barrel is fixed. The ones I've been around have been 100% even with crap bulk ammo.

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    I believe I will get the Colt replica if available in a commander size. Thanks all.

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    I carry a full size Kimber and bought the Colt .22 to teach my granddaughters how to shoot. The feel, grips, etc. are very similar to my Kimber Custom TLE II. I debated about getting the conversion kit, but for the price, why not just get another gun? And I shoot it myself. Much cheaper to shoot .22 (when I can find it) than .45! The Colt is plenty accurate for combat shooting practice and plinking. Great gun and I'm glad I bought it.
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    If for collecting/owning go with the Walther 1911 .22, but to practice with your SD gun go with the conversion.

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