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Has anyone used a Ciener or Marvel .22 conversion kit on a SA 1911 with good results? I see in the SA manual it said not to use one on SA pistols because of a safety factor with the firing pin. Would like to hear any feedback, thanks
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What would the safety have to do with it. It is my understanding you replace the whole topend. It would be a 70's style conversion. I use the old Colt conversion on mine and it works fine.
 

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I believe there is an issue with the hammer making contact with the firing pin in half-cock. I have been using a Ciener for about 3 years now, and just passed the 10,000 round mark. I never use it in a manner that would violate the known safety issue, and it can be ammunition sensitive (I stay away from the 36 gr hollowpoint stuff). Other than that, I am a big fan of the system and can't recommend it highly enough. Edited to add: I use my Ciener on a parkerized SA Loaded model.
 

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I think Springfield is just covering their butts from lawyers.
After all, Springfield has no control over the quality or applicability of aftermarket parts put on their pistols, but the vulture-lawyers don't see it that way.
 

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charlie42 said:
Has anyone used a Ciener or Marvel .22 conversion kit on a SA 1911 with good results? I see in the SA manual it said not to use one on SA pistols because of a safety factor with the firing pin. Would like to hear any feedback, thanks
I would recommend Marvel Conversion. From the website:

Marvel test-fires each and every unit before it is shipped, and we test-fire them a lot. Every single one shipped will shoot under 1” at 50 yards. Now, when we say a Unit will shoot under 1”, we don’t mean once. We don’t mean twice. We mean consistently, time and time again. (Theoretically and mathamatically, any gun is capable of shooting a sub-one-inch group once.) And the target we ship with that unit is not the smallest one it shot - it is an average group from that individual Unit.

http://www.marvelprecision.com/testtargets.htm

http://www.marvelprecision.com/beauty.htm

http://www.marvelprecision.com/orderform.htm

I think the unit1 is the unit with the accuarcy guarantee.
 
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