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    Question convert-a-pell, anyone ever owned one of these ?

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    just like the title says, anybody have experience with one of these primer fired pellet conversions?

    there are a few companies that made similar things but this is the only one i can find.
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    No, but I can't see how there would be enough presure to work the slide. It's essentially a single shot, because you would have to hand actuate the slide.
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    I have never tried that one but many, many moons ago I did try these by Speer, they were quite accurate and a cardboard box provided an adequate backstop.

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    Might as well buy an airsoft,probably be more powerfull
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeger View Post
    No, but I can't see how there would be enough presure to work the slide. It's essentially a single shot, because you would have to hand actuate the slide.
    yes hand cycle only, i saw a demo video. revolver however, work as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I have never tried that one but many, many moons ago I did try these by Speer, they were quite accurate and a cardboard box provided an adequate backstop.

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    saw those too, loose fit in the bore i'm guessing? it's reusable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by technomonster View Post
    saw those too, loose fit in the bore i'm guessing? it's reusable?
    Not very loose and may be reused may times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Might as well buy an airsoft,probably be more powerfull
    yeah but with a conversion i can use my carry gun to practice draw and fire in city limits, hard to find a air soft that fits my holster exactly and the have the same feel. the controls on the real gun just feels different even though i have owned some pretty nice air soft guns. i dont think anyone makes a true to size and weight p2000 replica, just the USP and USPC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I have never tried that one but many, many moons ago I did try these by Speer, they were quite accurate and a cardboard box provided an adequate backstop.

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    no .40 cal any other company offer something similar?
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    You need an adjustable rear sight or you will be getting LOW groups with either the Convert a pell or the Speer.

    They usually shoot dirty but the gun cleans up easily after shooting.

    I have the Lothar/Walther (no longer being imported??) that fires .22 SHORT out of a .45 semi-auto.
    It is said that it has an extremely accurate precision rifled steel barrel insert.

    I have never used mine since I thought it is/was a rare item and the vintage kit that I bought is pristine and unfired.

    When I first bought it I really wanted to use it but, my common sense brain told me that it may be more valuable in new and unused condition.

    Actually now I think now that they are still making these. Mine is very vintage.

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    OK...imagine that the Walther pistol in this video is a 1911 and that the lathe turned Steel cartridge houses a .22 SHORT cartridge and you will understand how mine works. The six turned steel cartridges will hand feed and chamber from a standard 1911 magazine and will hand eject. The pistol will operate as a precision single shot 1911 in .22 SHORT.
    Mine also has 6 little centerfire to rimfire adapters that fit in behind the .22 Short cartridges.


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    i had one ages ago for my H&K P-7, PSP. individual components were well made. seemed like a good idea at the time, because i didn't have a range nearby, but it was too much hassle for me to reload after every shot. as i remember, it was fairly accurate.

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    I use primer powered wax bullits from my revolvers. Good for practice inside the garage. They will go through a card board box or even sheetrock but are stopped by loose hanging cloth. so I hang a couple of layers of old sheets in a cardboard box and it trapps them perfectly. DR

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    Many years ago I had some .38 shells that used reuseable plastic .38 projectiles and used a primer only. I shot them out of my old Dan Wesson 15-2 .357. I don't recall the brand but they were fairly accurate at 15-20 ft. I had forgotten all about them. Hmmm, wish I still had the Dan Wesson!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    OK...imagine that the Walther pistol in this video is a 1911 and that the lathe turned Steel cartridge houses a .22 SHORT cartridge and you will understand how mine works. The six turned steel cartridges will hand feed and chamber from a standard 1911 magazine and will hand eject. The pistol will operate as a precision single shot 1911 in .22 SHORT.
    Mine also has 6 little centerfire to rimfire adapters that fit in behind the .22 Short cartridges
    that's pretty much how the convert-a-pell works, but how did your kit manage to to strike the rim of a .22 with a center fire pin? is the bore offset towards the chamber end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by technomonster View Post
    that's pretty much how the convert-a-pell works, but how did your kit manage to to strike the rim of a .22 with a center fire pin? is the bore offset towards the chamber end?
    The .22 SHORT cartridge goes into the Steel ".45acp" cartridge and then a tiny "centerfire to rimfire" hardened steel insert is inserted into what would be the primer area of a normal .45acp cartridge.

    It is held in place by a tiny neoprene "O" ring.

    The 1911 firing pin strikes that insert and the centerfire strike then becomes a rimfire strike.
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