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M11/.22lr conversion

Discussion in 'Class III NFA Talk' started by Mac11FA, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Mac11FA

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    Included in the purchase of my subgun was a Practical Solutions .22lr conversion kit. I ran across it whilst cleaning and reorganizing stuff. I decided to install and try it out. I set it up with my HA .22lr suppressor and some Gemtech subsonic ammo I recently purchased. I was not able to go to the range so I let loose a few rounds under the cover of a passing train out the back door.

    I loaded up 5 rounds and let loose. There were no issues. At least I know it works. Even suppressed it was still rather loud due to the nature of the weapon. It was not the bullets exiting the muzzle but rather the short lock time of the bolt. I now plan on trying it at the range next opportunity. The only complaint I have is that it came with 40 rd mag but not able to use due to follower sticking. You cannot buy them right now but fortunately I had purchased two 20 rd mags a while back.

    The rate of fire was not super fast which I liked and was partially contributed to the 42 gr subsonic ammo. I am sure if I ran CCI stingers or a hotter round it would be a little faster. It takrs about 5 mins to change over from the Max-31 9mm upper so this is an advantage at the range.

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  2. Balthaz

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    Get some video if you can.
    I am looking into a .22 conversion for mine and will eventually have it.
     
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    Will do. I will give a more in depth review. Unfortunately, I don't think Sam makes .22 kits any longer. He does not even show any mags available on his site so your choice may be limited to a Lage conversion unless you are buying used. A used kit is risky as if it is missing a part it may not run.
     
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    Now you won't have to have a truck load of 9mm at the next shoot&meet!
     
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    That's so friggin cool ..... glad to hear it's operational and no issues.
     
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    Just glad the po po didn't come around. That Gemtech ammo is sweet. I let a few rounds loose from the 10/22
     
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    Very true, may not run at all. I had a Fleming kit that would only run suppressed.
     
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    The PS kit actually comes with a "booster" which looks like a suppressor. I think it simply adds length to the barrel to aid operation.