Concealed Carry Hand Guns - - SHOT SHOW 2017 -

A friend of mine had a Colt 1911A1 and an ACE con­ver­sion unit that al­lowed it to be shot with .22 LR ammo. His was ac­tu­ally a Ser­vice Model ACE kit, which used a float­ing cham­ber to sim­u­late the re­coil of the pis­tol with .45 ACP loads. That was a rev­e­la­tion to me—so much so that when I bought my first 1911 pis­tol I also bought a con­ver­sion unit. Com­plete Colt ACE pis­tols have also been sold for years, thus al­low­ing one to keep his .45 ACP gun ready for use while still hav­ing a .22 ver­sion to shoot in­ex­pen­sively.

For some of the most pop­u­lar carry pis­tols to­day, high qual­ity and re­li­able con­ver­sion units are avail­able. For ex­am­ple, Ceiner of­fers ex­cel­lent con­ver­sion units for the Brown­ing High-Power, Glock 17 or 19, Beretta 92/M9, and 1911A1. Among oth­ers is a high qual­ity con­ver­sion unit for Glocks from Ad­van­tage Arms. I have seen con­ver­sion units that are un­re­li­able, but those men­tioned nor­mally work well.

Left: Ad­van­tage Arms .22 con­ver­sion unit in­stalled on a Glock for train­ing pur­poses.

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