Sunday, September 27, 2009

My review of Two .22 Pistols the P22 and 1911

I recently bought a small .22 Long Rifle semi auto pistol for my wife and me. Here is a link to the post if you missed it.

We have now put about 500 rounds through the small gun and it has become one of our favorites. It often gets to go along on short trips, for a walk or on other expeditions where one of us would like to have a gun but do not want to carry a large caliber. It had about four failures to fire or load in the first 100 rounds but we later discovered that if you hold the gun limply it will not function properly, something to do with the inertia of the slide function. With a proper firm grip it cycles just fine. The accuracy is more than acceptable as long as the shooter does their part. The only thing we do not care for is the safety system which is just the opposite from most American guns. To fire the thumb safety must be pushed up not down. For the price we have found this to be a great little pistol to carry.

For those of you that own a Model 1911 here is a picture of my favorite .22 long rifle pistol. It is a Kimber .22 conversion unit on top of a military spec Springfield Armory frame. Shoots like a champ and keeps me in tune with my 1911 carry weapon. Here is a link to an article on the conversion units for the model 1911.

Good shooting, Wild Ed

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Albert A Rasch said...

Nice one Ed!

I've got first up for Saturday's Rodeo.


Wild Ed said...

Thanks Albert I always enjoy your Rodeos.