Author Topic: .22LR kit  (Read 1939 times)

Offline sdlsaginaw

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.22LR kit
« on: May 14, 2009, 01:55:12 PM »
I know this will never happen for many reasons.  I know if it WAS available one could probably buy several other complete pistols for the price.  I know (hope?) the ammo bubble will burst, making it a moot point.  Yes, I do know the difference between center fire and rim fire.  ::)   :)

But it keeps popping into my head anyway, and it would be cool to hear others input.

Ignoring all the non-technical reasons this is a stupid idea, what technical challenges are there?

Would it require a new slide with different firing pin, or can the barrel be offset bored?

Does the .22LR lack the power to move the existing slide, even using a recoil spring from a BIC pen?

Anyone else think it would be kind of cool to swap a barrel/spring/clip and keep shooting some afforable ammo through your R9/R380 at the range?  If nothing else, you would get alot of practice reinstalling that 9mm recoil spring.  :)

"shoot a little, carry a lot, unless you have the .22LR kit then shoot as much as you want"  ;D

Offline sdlsaginaw

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Re: .22LR kit
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 08:46:09 PM »
Wow, not even a "that's the stupidest thing I've heard yet!" out of anyone.   :)

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Re: .22LR kit
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 09:34:57 PM »
I missed the post untill today.  I think it would be a good seller.  I would buy one if available.   The kits for 1911's work so I don't see why the 22lr could not push the lighter slide of a R9.  I agree the recoil spring assembly would have to change out and an offset, up or down so the sights still work, barrel should work too.  

Offline sdlsaginaw

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Re: .22LR kit
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2009, 12:09:06 PM »
I wasn't aware they were available for the 1911.  The prices are not bad either, $199 including replacement slide.  I guess the replacement slide is necessary?

It would be pretty cool to have for the R9.  I'd get alot more practice in, not only because of the cost of ammo but the hand wouldn't be saying "no more!"   :)

Offline calilw

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Re: .22LR kit
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 12:58:23 AM »
more than just 1911's available
http://www.22lrconversions.com

Offline kjtrains

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Re: .22LR kit
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2009, 09:13:39 AM »
Good information!!  Thanks!   :)    :)
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Offline Fat Boy

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Re: .22LR kit
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2009, 11:27:35 PM »
I think its a very cool idea and I would buy it.. depending on price.  This would give us the ability to practice shooting without beating up on the gun and have the fun of shooting a gun that we have a lot of money and love sunk into.  I would be willing to be a tester for the prototype.   ;D
« Last Edit: July 05, 2009, 11:28:33 PM by Fat_Boy »
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Offline Mike_OTDP

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Re: .22LR kit
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009, 02:20:30 PM »
Sounds like a seller to me.  Most people don't realize how much fun a high-quality .22 pistol can be.