Kimber .22 Conversion kits. Which do you like?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by LowThudd, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. LowThudd

    LowThudd Active Member

    Nov 8, 2015
    I'm going to buy a 22 conversion kit for my Kimber. Trying to decide between the Kimber brand, Tac Sol, Advantage Arms or Marvel. Anyone have experience with these kits?
  2. Sawgrass

    Sawgrass Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2011
    I have a Kimber that I run on a Kimber Eclipse.
    Haven't ever had an issue.

  3. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    I used to own a Sig 1911-22 (made by GSG) pistol.
    I really liked it but traded it for a puppy.
    I replaced it with a GSG .22 conversion kit for my 1911.
    I some ways I think I like the kit even more than the 1911 pistol.
    I have also owned a Ceiner .22 conversion and that was very well made and accurate.
    My friend owns it now and has put thousands of rounds through it.
  4. azngotskills

    azngotskills Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2012
    I have an order in for a Nelson Custom .22 conversion, basically new and improved Marvel units. I highly suggest you look into them
  5. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    Bought a Nelson conversion recently and am really liking it. Now my problem is building a dedicated lower for it that replicates the .45s I use the most - quite a challenge :)
  6. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    I to have the Sig 1911-22 was going to buy a conversion but thought hey why not just get another whole gun!! So that is what I did and like it very much. A friend has the Kimber conversion that I borrowed to try, had a couple issues going into battery.
  7. Arkie

    Arkie Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2012
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  8. 460fan

    460fan New Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    I've got the Nelson on order as well.
    Doing my research for a few months revealed Nelson is "the" way to go. Cream of the crop.
  9. nmbuzz

    nmbuzz Livin Large

    Apr 9, 2013
    I have purchased 4 AA Target conversions. I then built 3 dedicated lowers and gave 1 pistol to my son, 1 to my brother,
    1 for me and I have one new in the box. We all three compete in precision pistol with them. My son and my brother
    consistently shoot master scores with them. I shoot expert scores but that is not due to the conversion. Besides their accuracy they are amazingly reliable. We all shoot SV ammo and run them wet.
  10. rjinaz85308

    rjinaz85308 North Central AZ Grasslands Supporting Addict

    Jul 27, 2012
    AA for me also on a dedicated lower

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  11. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Have Kimber, Marvel, and a couple Cieners. I bought the Cieners back when Brownells was selling them. They all work O.K. and the Marvel is the most accurate. I also have a Colt Ace unit but that is more a collector thing.

    Now that there is a lot more .22 again at sort of reasonable prices, I am thinking of getting one of the newer ones out there. Maybe a Nelson.
  12. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Back when the was Ciener and Colt Ace, I bought the Ciener.
    I have been happy with it and see no need to purchase another.
  13. LowThudd

    LowThudd Active Member

    Nov 8, 2015
    Well, I won an Auction on Gunbroker for a used Kimber kit with FOUR mags for $230 shipped! It may not be the BEST available, but the price is right.

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