Monday, June 1, 2009

Kimber 22LR Conversion Kit

With the cost of 45ACP going through the roof (*WHEN* you can find some!), I broke down and bought the Kimber 22 Long Rifle conversion kit for my TLE-II. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but it's typical Kimber quality, slips on the gun in less than a minute, and should allow me to keep most of my 1911 skills sharp without breaking the bank, or depleting my stock of 45ACP.
It's very nicely made, came with a polymer magazine, all in a nice hard case.
At the going rate of 45ACP vs 22LR, I figure it should pay for itself after about 600 rounds. That might sound like a lot, but I go through about 150 rounds every time I go to the range!


  1. good idea. I have plenty of .22 pistols to shoot but no conversion kits as of yet. Does yours have that floating chamber to increase recoil?

  2. Good question!
    It looks like it does. It looks like the chamber is part of the barrel, and the whole thing floats in the slide.
    It also has the target sights on it. That's going to take a bit of getting used to, as my TLE has the night sights.

  3. Looking forward to a range report... hint, hint :-)

  4. *Possibly* tonight, Tuesday.
    I have to help me neighbor hook his DirecTV receiver up to my dish as a favor to my landlord so they don't come and put _another_ antenna on the roof!

  5. OOOPS....I meant tonight, WEDNESDAY!

  6. Well, it's already Thursday and nothing yet... Oops, I'm a day ahead out here... Never mind :-)


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