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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:35 pm 
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my kimber 22 conversion , a permanent lower that would look like- feel like and shoot like my full size kimber TLE II , i found one recently , pretty close match and it has a decent trigger that my local guy can slick if need be to match the first 3-gun pistol Kimber Custom TLE II i bought back when i actually could at least keep up a little - those days are long gone but ive always wanted to set up a 22 cal practice gun that pretty well matches it ,

i found a nice rock island arsenal M1911 A1 that fits the bill , i need to mention that although they call it an A1 it is not - marketing ploy , it is actually a straight up 1911 straight grip , no arch to the main spring housing , lower is a bit grey as opposed to the 45 black but it helps one know which you picked up - not real noticeable till you look close , it does not have the mag well flair of the 45 but i could add that if i wanted it , i added that to the 45 ,

slides match perfectly , the rubber grip scales match the crimson trace on the 45 pretty close , the hammer is a bit squarer head on than the 45 but the relief cut is so close you cannot tell from the side , grip knurling is a bit different but really close , the 45 has fixed tritium night sights , the 22 has an adjustable rear and black front but i could change that if i ever wanted to it has a different trigger relief pattern [the 45 has round holes and the 22 has square ones] but pulls pretty close to the same - too close to mess with for now , the grip safety is slightly different but again you have to look the beaver tails are nearly identical , all controls are a match ,

weight is really close empty and side-by-side they nearly match , not put it in my match holster yet but i doubt it will be an issue based on what i see , the mags even fit my match pouches because they are basically a 45 with 22 fittings , i am a happy camper - now to shoot it and be confirmed , better weather coming but i may break down and go to and indoor range and pay to play ....i shoot free at the outdoor i work for , maybe the 9th if weather permits , i am working a CCW class that will allow me to be on the range ..............i want spring !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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