Reviewed By: Jeoffrey N on 04/27/2014
Rating: [1 of 5 Stars!]
1. I love the sights.
2. The match grade barrel is a nice touch.
3. This kit is VERY accurate and I can shoot bulls eyes out rapidly with no problem.
1. The plug is made of cheap plastic and will scratch / break easily.
2. The recoil spring is sub-par and barely functions.
3. The bushing is extremely coarse and will scratch the shit out of the slide (even after applying Hoppe's T-3 gun oil). The bushing is not even in the same league as a normal Kimber 1911 bushing and it makes it a PITA to break down since it sticks.
4. The extractor causes frequent FTE's (this happens shooting the recommend ammo).
5. The Kimber 22 magazine is the cheapest mag I have ever used in my entire life.The mag spring is off center and it's way too light. Additionally the magazine lips are horrible and cause FTL's.
6. The cheap aluminum slide scratches if you just look at it the wrong way.
7. This kit was semi reliable the first time I took it out. The second time I took it out, I had many FTL's and FTE's. I was using this conversion kit while instructing a new shooter at the range and this kit was an embarrassment. I'm so happy I brought my Glock and M&P with me that day.
Kimber obviously cut corners with everything minus the barrel and slights. If you want a 1911-22 then buy the Kimber Rimfire Super. If you want to save money at the range and have an accurate 22 without all these problems, then just buy a browning Buckmark. I wish I would have just picked up the Buckmark instead of paying for this kit. I would gladly spent $100 more for something reliable. This kit is not built to last and is simply not worth $300.
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