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Marvel conversion - WOW!

Post by Chris_D on Wed May 23, 2012 2:49 am

Last night a buddy let me shoot his marvel conversion gun. It was an aluminum frame with a marvel conversion. At first I didn't think I would like it because of the light weight, however, after about 20 rounds through it I was amazed!!!! The trigger on this thing was incredible, the recoil was perfectly balanced, and my hold with it was the most stable of any gun I ever shot. While I have been shooting my model 41 really well (averaging 287), I suspect that gun would pick me up several more points. I now have to start saving my pennies to build a new gun.

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Post by DeweyHales on Wed May 23, 2012 6:50 am

Marvels are sweet. When you get one, you will want another as backup.

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Re: Marvel conversion - WOW!

Post by Larry Lang on Wed May 23, 2012 8:02 am

I have 2 Marvels, each on dedicated frames. One has a 2.2lb trigger. The other has a 3.5lb trigger (other springs are stronger too) for use prior to practicing the .45. I use HV ammo with it. It's a totally different shooter than the gallery gun.

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Post by dan allen on Wed May 23, 2012 1:09 pm

Love my Marvel. It doesn't quite have a dedicated frame. It is on a Caspian frame from a 9mm that I rarely use. I averaged 290 with it last winter.

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Post by Founder on Wed May 23, 2012 5:16 pm

Chris I happen to be a dealer for Marvel Precision and I am in the process of building a couple dedicated lowers one is being blued this week. I am waiting on conversions at the moment but maybe by the time you get your pennies saved up I will have something for you Smile

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Post by Chris_D on Thu May 24, 2012 2:01 am

Joe, keep me posted on this development. Any chance this could be ready by the Lodi match?

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Post by Founder on Thu May 24, 2012 3:51 am

I know the lowers will be. And if all else fails I do have a back up conversion with the heavy scope rib that I might sell.

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Post by Glenn Barber on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:58 am

I got an original Marvel back in 2003 - I can count on one hand he amount of Jams i have had on it. I have shot thousands of rounds through it - very dependable - I am going to be getting another one for a back up hopefully in the fall or around Christmas - i sure hope Bob either gets them or i can buy one off someone.

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Re: Marvel conversion - WOW!

Post by jakuda on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:19 pm

I'm a new convert.
I bought an aluminum Unit 1 and bought a cheapie RIA 1911 GI for the lower. My gunsmith did a great trigger job, about 2.25lb, and even considering new-gun-syndrome, my slowfire and rapid fire practices recently were eye-opening. To be fair, I went from a 3lb long-roll trigger on my Ruger to the very crisp breaking trigger for the conversion.

The GSG magazines work great with the Unit1s. I had issues with the Metalform Ace22 mags. I'm going to try the polymer Kimber mags next, for backup mags, but I really like the GSG mags.

I also bought the aluminum compensator. I found the recoil from the aluminum conversion slide to be manageable, but more than I'm used to from the Ruger. The aluminum compensator helps quite a bit.


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Re: Marvel conversion - WOW!

Post by Larry Lang on Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:33 am

jakuda wrote:I'm a new convert.
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I also bought the aluminum compensator. I found the recoil from the aluminum conversion to be manageable, but more than I'm used to from the Ruger.
You may find that a 5/8 shaft collar will at more muzzle weight without detract from the appearance.

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Re: Marvel conversion - WOW!

Post by jakuda on Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:56 am

Larry Lang wrote:
jakuda wrote:I'm a new convert.

I also bought the aluminum compensator. I found the recoil from the aluminum conversion to be manageable, but more than I'm used to from the Ruger.
You may find that a 5/8 shaft collar will at more muzzle weight without detract from the appearance.

Thanks for the info. I'm happy with the performance of the aluminum compensator. Those less mechanically inclined can also buy Marvel Precision's heavier steel compensator which gives even more muzzle weight.

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Re: Marvel conversion - WOW!

Post by DavidR on Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:22 am

I just listed my Pro built marvel in the for sale section if any one is interested.

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