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Author Topic: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.  (Read 689 times)

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GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« on: February 28, 2018, 09:54:09 AM »
An inexpensive 1911 chambered in 22, it's about as much fun as you can have with your pants on. It'll eat anything except standard velocity ammo but I suppose once it's worn in it'll eat that also.


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Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 12:48:23 PM »
Flyer,
      That is my hobby, I pick up a frame at Sarco, find the latest .22
Conversion, and  then build a gun around it.  I have three Sarco frames
and three other .22 1911s.  I built my first one on a Sarco frame from scratch
with a Kinber conversion, and it shoots like a dream.  I named it "Spare Parts".
I had to cycle it for three months to get the slide to move smoothly.
Every time I walked by the gun bench, I would cycle the slide about 20
times.  It is now the best shooting .22 conversion I have.
I also have the Browning compact  .22 1911, the GSG .22 1911 and the
.22 colt (licensed) 1911 by Walther. I also have a (blush)  Chiappa  1911 .22
which I use for a paper weight.
Blackie
« Last Edit: March 25, 2018, 06:59:23 AM by 1911SHOOTER »
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Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 11:41:23 PM »
The Browning Buckmark Damascus is my favorite .22.  It, too, will eat anything as long as it's .22 LR.

Not so for the Sig Mosquito I recently sold.  It was very picky about what it would shoot.  Sig recommends CCI Mini-Mag; but even that could have its problems.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2018, 01:22:38 AM by DUTCH Van Atlanta »
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Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 12:55:52 AM »
Blackie, I can see how these become addicting. I just discovered the Sarco site after I bought my GSG and can't believe how good their prices are. Only problem is just about everything I wanted was out of stock. I plan to make a SS guide rod and buffer, along with the alignment sleeve for the barrel. You know me, why buy them when I can spend a week in the shop and make them. Best group I could do from 20 yards is around 4" so I'm hoping after the mods I can cut that in half. Whatcha think, wishful thinking?

Dutch, I have a Buck Mark also. I left it box stock, including the sights. It'll eat just about any ammo but will jam with some of the bulk stuff, mostly Remington T-bots and Winchester. I've been trying to rid my stash of that junk ammo which I bought back when that's all that was available,. Surprisingly it actually eats Federal bulk without issue. Trigger is just under 4# but could stand to be lightened.

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Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 01:10:17 AM »
Funflyer, My Buckmark is box stock, too.  It's just too pretty out of the box to modify.

I only have CCI ammo of various loads lately; but it has shot other brands, including subsonic, just fine in the past.
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Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 04:27:37 AM »
I need to get a fiber optic front sight for mine. Nothing fancy to look at but it'll strip the pills off a squirrel at 20 yards
« Last Edit: March 01, 2018, 04:35:00 AM by funflyer »

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Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 11:43:08 AM »
I have a Post war Nickel plated match target Colt Woodsman. I also have a Kimber .22 conversion for my 1911. Two of my favorite things to shoot. Well, except for my .44 special S&W!
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Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 12:33:44 AM »
Working on a new trigger. It was either a short trigger or a flat mainspring housing and I like the look and feel of the short trigger.  Remington R1 part, only it doesn't have the overtravel screw so I'll have to drill/tap it for one. I'm also going to radius the corners more and powdercoat it black for the GI look.

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Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 08:34:18 AM »
Flyer,
      Why the R1 trigger?   There are gobs of other triggers out there.
Blackie
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Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2018, 10:29:22 AM »
Flyer,
      Why the R1 trigger?   There are gobs of other triggers out there.
Blackie

I wanted a short trigger and the R1 was the cheapest one available. I wasn't sure it was going to fit because someone on another group said they tried a Springfield trigger in their GSG and it wouldn't work. Apparently there's a difference in the gen-1 and gen-2 GSG 1911s because the R1 trigger fits nice. I finished it today, added an overtravel stop and powdercoated it black. I also made a full length stainless guide  rod for it. I got my new barrel bushing today (Colt brand) so as soon as I figure what the thread size is for the barrel I'm going to make a sleeve to make it a precision fit.

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Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2018, 07:07:43 AM »
Todd,
     I found this outfit puts out good parts at a reasonable price.   Only
downside is, they only have 1911 .45ACP parts.    But, just about all the
parts on a 1911 frame are not worried about the calibre.
(Barrel, magazine, ejector. barrel bushing)  BTW  Super .38 and 9MM will feed from
the same mag on a 1911.
Blackie


http://www.johnmasen.com/category-s/1823.htm
« Last Edit: March 25, 2018, 07:13:07 AM by 1911SHOOTER »
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Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2018, 08:11:30 AM »
Todd,
     I found this outfit puts out good parts at a reasonable price.   Only
downside is, they only have 1911 .45ACP parts.    But, just about all the
parts on a 1911 frame are not worried about the calibre.
(Barrel, magazine, ejector. barrel bushing)  BTW  Super .38 and 9MM will feed from
the same mag on a 1911.
Blackie
http://www.johnmasen.com/category-s/1823.htm

Thanks B, Added it to my favorites.

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Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2018, 05:33:51 AM »
Thanks Blackie. I just bookmarked this page. Always great to find new sources for parts!
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