High Standard or Conversion?

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High Standard or Conversion?

Post by 230Ball on Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:08 pm

Still on the fence about selling my old High Standard in favor of a Marvel or Nelson conversion.  Thinking about getting back into 2700 shooting and hearing a lot of favorable press on the conversion kits.  This topic has probably been around the horn a few times, but I would greatly appreciate any thoughts.
Thanks in advance!

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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by DavidR on Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:33 pm

Imo the nelson or a high end chambers is the hot ticket, marvels are outdated in comparison, but they still do good if you get all the bugs worked out if it has any.
search this forum and you can read many pages on this well talked about subject

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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by 230Ball on Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:35 pm

Wilco... Thanks, David!

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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:05 pm

I'm exceptionally happy with my Nelson conversion.


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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by jmdavis on Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:20 pm

JayhawkNavy02,

Do you shoot the Nelson for the Metro League?

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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:03 pm

Nope, at the "The Range" and a couple of times at 12th Precinct.   Hopefully more this year. 

Cheers
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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by Axehandle on Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:20 am

Hard to argue with an excuse for a new gun!   However, if that old High Standard is in good shape in these days and times I'd consider spending that new gun money on a couple of cases of good ammo.  My personal decision was to pick up ammo, a backup for my primary 22, and custom barrels for both guns.


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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by DeweyHales on Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:08 am

Conversion. They group super tight, use the same trigger, are very reliable, and still have easy repair or replacement available.

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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by 230Ball on Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:22 am

I imagine most use a dedicated 1911 lower for their conversions.  Are there any who swap uppers during a match?

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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:30 am

I do. 

That said, I'd like to have a dedicated lower, and will when my BE pistol is finished.  I'll keep the upper with me as a backup to me BE 1911 when it arrives.

No problem making the swap in the time allotted, but I would like to avoid having to swap everything during the match if possible.

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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by 230Ball on Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:28 am

Thanks; makes sense.  Trying to refine logistics for getting back into the game.  My old line-up was the traditional H-S, M52, 1911.  I eventually transitioned to H-S, 1911, 1911, and now with such good conversion kits out there I may be able to trim down even more.  The real problem is that I can't seem to part with any of my pistols!

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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by paw080 on Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:45 pm

Hi 230,  HIGH STANDARD!!! Most HS's group 1" or better at 50 yards,

and they likely have much better triggers than the frame the conversion

is sitting on. Cool

Tony

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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by LenV on Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:24 pm

+1 on paw080

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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by Jerry Keefer on Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:06 pm

An observation of many years...
I have worked on and upgraded countless conversions, from the KART, which I like the best, thru the Marvels and AAs.  Many  for some of the very top shooters in the game.. Almost none of those top shooters stayed with the conversion.. AWs, Hammerlis, Pardinis..Brian Zinns, often imitated, never copied, does not shoot a conversion, nor do many near or at his level of skill. AMU shooters??? No conversions...22 cal 900 should be used to gain every point and X possible, to supplement that final agg. I would not chose a conversion to do that..

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Re: High Standard or Conversion?

Post by 230Ball on Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:15 pm

Thanks, Jerry, hope you're doing well!  
You've trained and built for a few buddies of mine; however, I was never quite up to that altitude to make the same company.  9/11 took me off the circuit and now all of these years later I'm finally trying to find my way back.
What is your recommendation for CF?  My M52-2 is hanging in there, but I'm not sure if I want to go back to that or simply stick with my 1911 for CF.
Kind regards.

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