BFD. I've had the Colt .22 unit for my Colt 1911s for quite some time. Yeah it works. The Single six and 22/45 are more fun. The "unit will NOT be found in the gun should SHTF.223 fan said:yeah, not having a .22 unit, for both fighting rifle and handgun, is a big, BIG mistake. I can always tell the non-serious plinkers by the fact that they disparage such units.
Agree completely about reliability; it's absolutely the most important factor when it's "for real".Magnum88C said:...insistance on gadetry, and complete lack of understanding of why reliability is the most important attribute of ANY of your kit.
Hey, I've got no problem with any of that, in case that's what you were thinking. It's just that some people who don't know much of anything, think that such gadgets are for when it's "for real". I prefer a dedicated rifle for plyaing, plinking and critter getting, but that's just a preference for "fun time" If you like your AR with the "unit" in for that, more power to ya.John in AR said:Agree completely about reliability; it's absolutely the most important factor when it's "for real".
For playing, plinking, critter-getting, and even training to some extent, I can accept a lower degree of reliability; but you're right about reliability being "the" issue when it comes to defensive weapons.
I am not putting down a .22LR conversion kit, nor are most tothers. Yet, even if we did that would not mean we are not serious. I wonder if you are serious about how you tout the benefits of the conversion units. Again, I must point out that such a unit has no place in a tactical situation - NO PLACE not even in special covert ops. In covert ops you would carry a suppressed pistol or a suppressed rifle in .22LR caliber, BUT you would also carry you primary battlerifle (unless you were a fool) in its regular caliber. Then while you are doing your covert stuff, if you were found out, you could drop the .22 and go for the larger caliber primary weapon to cover your ass. The .22LR is nowhere near reliable enough to depend upon in a life or death firefight type of situation unless it is all you have. If you were to go into a hostile environment carrying only something in .22LR (without it being forced upon you by your situation) then you would be a fool and likely soon would be a dead fool before long.I can always tell the non-serious plinkers by the fact that they disparage such units.
You can always tell the non-serious survivalist minded shooters when they are unwilling to burn at least 2 to 3 cases of full power ammo through their primary weapon in break-in and practice.223 fan said:yeah, not having a .22 unit, for both fighting rifle and handgun, is a big, BIG mistake. I can always tell the non-serious plinkers by the fact that they disparage such units.
mrostov said:...Also, a .22 unit is good for some practice, but it has it's limits. For the level of practice that a .22 unit can give you, you're just about as good off with an AirSoft style replica weapon, if not better. You can do types of training with an AirSoft style replica weapon that you can't with a .22 unit...