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Post by valbern67 on 2/16/2020, 9:45 am

Hi!

For those of you who compete with a .22 conversion:

Do you have a dedicated 1911 lower, or do you just put it on your .45 match lower and deal with the 4lb trigger?

Thanks!

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Post by james r chapman on 2/16/2020, 9:54 am

Yes. 2 1/2#
Use a cf lower
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Post by Steve B on 2/16/2020, 10:02 am

I had a dedicated lower built to match my 45, both in feel and trigger pull.

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Post by Kp321 on 2/16/2020, 11:33 am

I have two Nelson’s, one iron sights and one with a red dot. Both on Caspian/Foster frames. I started out with my Series 80 45 frame one Nelson and an extra barrel. Life is too short to swap every time I needed to shoot a different match so ended up building the two lowers and buying a slide only from Nelson. Sure glad I did.

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Post by james r chapman on 2/16/2020, 12:35 pm

.22 conversion lower 20200110

It took a lot of Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Buti it's a duplicate of my Bullseye gun.
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Post by Multiracer on 2/16/2020, 2:53 pm

Steve B wrote:I had a dedicated lower built to match my 45, both in feel and trigger pull.
+1

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Post by Stork on 2/16/2020, 8:38 pm

I'm currently swapping from my 45 to my conversion. Doable, but I'll be looking for a new lower soon. The 4lb trigger is also much tougher to shoot.

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Post by dronning on 2/17/2020, 12:23 am

If you do decide to do the swap, put a full length guide rod in your 45.  It makes it much easier to do the swap when you don't have to worry about launching your recoil spring.

I know a couple of people that did the swap for a while and I believe their 45 scores improved more quickly.  When starting out there is some benefit to shooting 1 trigger for the whole match.  Then when they went dedicated they had a quick rise in their 22 scores.
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Post by farmboy on 2/17/2020, 4:31 am

Dedicated Lower with 2.5lb trigger
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Post by chiz1180 on 2/17/2020, 7:50 am

Dedicated lower with trigger set to your preference. One of my conversion set up can be swapped back to 45, but I have found that in matches I prefer to have everything ready to go with out having to swap stuff around.

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Post by jmdavis on 2/18/2020, 8:45 am

Dedicated lower. 3.5 lb trigger that is a close match for the wadgun.
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Post by Tim:H11 on 2/18/2020, 2:02 pm

valbern67 wrote:Hi!

For those of you who compete with a .22 conversion:

Do you have a dedicated 1911 lower, or do you just put it on your .45 match lower and deal with the 4lb trigger?

Thanks!

Val


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I have a dedicated lower for my Nelson Conversion Unit. Changing back and forth from 45 ACP to a .22LR is doable, but you'd have to use a hammer spring that will work for both the .22LR and 45 ACP uppers. Not a big deal; it can be done. The down side is that you'll have to shoot the conversion unit with a four pound (+) trigger. Not optimal but again doable. 

There is in my opinion an advantage to having a lighter trigger pull. There is also an advantage to having two separate frames for the ease of switching guns. The convenience of not having to disassemble and reassemble the guns though it only takes moments. These are the reasons I shoot a dedicated lower. It's just simple and I prefer it. 

But if the budget doesn't allow a second lower at the moment then running both calibers is totally doable.
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Post by NuJudge on 2/18/2020, 2:06 pm

I have a dedicated frame for my iron sight Nelson kit, the frame having a 2-and-a-half pound trigger pull.  Since I wanted to also shoot it with a red dot, Nelson suggested I get a second barrel, with a top rail set up for mounting a red dot.  That way I would not have to re-zero when I switched between irons and red dot.

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Post by lakemurrayman on 2/18/2020, 2:47 pm

Dedicated lower built on a series 80 gold cup frame.All internals replaced with good stuff.

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Post by Jon Eulette on 2/18/2020, 2:57 pm

I recommend dedicated lower, The trigger will always be the same that way. When switching back and forth with a 45 lower and if you change sear springs to have either 2# or 3.5# trigger pull weights (I used to do this) it's possible the trigger will feel very different when at different pull weights. You might not like that. I'm not a believer in shooting the heavier 3.5# or 4# pull weight with the 22, you're going to give up points. If you want to train like that on occasion that's fine, but do not recommend for the long run. 2# trigger pull is your friend. I actually recommend minimum of 2.25# on the conversions otherwise you'll run the risk of early shots.
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Post by Sa-tevp on 2/18/2020, 3:14 pm

Dedicated lower, 2.5ish roll trigger. Except for the trigger weight and recoil it nearly matches my wad gun.

If you know you are going in the direction of a dedicated frame plan it out and shop around. You may get lucky on finding an on sale item.
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Post by spursnguns on 2/18/2020, 3:22 pm

Hello valbern67,

A dedicated lower is the only way to go.  I firmly believe that whatever you can do to simplify, i. e. de-stress, the process during competition will pay big dividends.  My Nelson conversion with a dedicated lower by Jon Eulette....
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