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Old April 10th, 2017, 01:19 PM   #1
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Marvel precision .22 conversion?

Does anyone have experience with them? If so, let's discuss it. I'm considering one for a number of reasons.

1) I need a threaded .22 barrel

2) I want the 1911 grip angle.

3) I want it to be accurate

4) It must cycle with subsonic ammo

I considered the Ruger and S&W Victory, but the Victory doesn't have the grip angle, and the Ruger doesn't have the accuracy that I want. Near as I can figure (from reading reviews) the Marvel conversion will meet all of my spec's.
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Old April 11th, 2017, 03:48 PM   #2
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If I were you, I would go with the Ruger 22/45. It meets your criteria and is dead on accurate. I don't know where you would get the idea that it was not. I have owned and still owned several off the 22/45 pistols and all were very accurate and feed almost all types of ammo without hiccups.

I have an older Marvel 22 lr Conversion and was never impressed with it. Finnicky with ammo and not that accurate. It sits in the safe and draws dust. I bought it at a gun show and was more interested in the Colt Ace Mag that came with it. It was almost worth what I paid for the whole kit.
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Old April 11th, 2017, 10:25 PM   #3
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Thanks. Nothing has been carved in stone yet and I'mnot going to jump into anything. Still looking and Marvel has yet to respond to my emails. It's like they don't want business. What would happen if I have problems and contact them?

I was working off of reviews of the 22/45 lite. Without machine rest accuracy reviews are pretty useless, but it didn't sound as though it was what I wanted. But too, it was the accuracy of the reviewer and not the accuracy of the gun.
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Old April 12th, 2017, 04:38 PM   #4
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I have not owned a "lite" version. I would assume that it would react more to the movements of the hand than a heavier pistol. My 22/45's have been bull barrels or a rare std barrel with a fixed sight. I saw my 79 year old dad take a crow out of the field at about 45 feet. He was impressed with the accuracy.

I could see the lighter version being more complicated to shoot. But with a threaded barrel and the weight of a can on front, it should line out nicely.

I have never been able to fault a Ruger 22 of any type with any accuracy problem. I have owned and shot Single Six, Bearcat, SR 22, Mark 1, Mark 2, Mark 3 pistols. Next on my list will be a Mark 4 and a LCR -x 22.
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I bought a Ruger Mk4 TARGET just because i had to have one... my S&W Victory 22 SMOKES the ruger for accuracy AND trigger pull.
Some nicer feature`s the Victory has over the ruger, adjustable trigger over travel... also way better sights, you can take the barrel completely OFF the Victory, you cant do that with a the ruger`s without a good gunsmith being handy. There are several barrels available for the victory too, that you can change out in 2 minutes, you aint gonna do THAT with a ruger. Now lets look at the price of the ruger Mk4 target guns....OUCH...!!!! The S&W Victory 22 is sure tough to beat for the money...period.

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Brian, they are now making different grip`s for the Victory... i would look into that if i were you.
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Well, I decided not to buy the Marvel conversion. I asked them questions and no one has gotten back to me so obviously they have more business than they can handle. I can help lighten their load and did. I wasn't going to spend a potential $700 without knowing EXACTLY if it would do what I want. They supply reviews and articles, but I could only read the one .pdf version, the rest just weren't working for my eyes.
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