Chiappa 1911-22 pistol

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Chiappa 1911-22 is a .22 pistol patterned after the M1911. The action is not that of a 1911, but a fixed-barrel recoil system and is manufactured from steel and “Chiappalloy” (presumably a pot metal).

Caliber.22 Long Rifle
Capacity10 rounds
Barrel5″ / 6 grooves
Total Length9″
Weight32 ounces
Price$265+ depending on model

The market for this pistol, and its not-yet-on-sale competitors the GSG 1911, are 1911 shooters who want to practice with cheap ammunition but would rather have a dedicated gun than purchasing a .22 conversion kit and having to swap it in and out of their .45 1911.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Jerry Jerry on Aug 29, 2012

    I bought a Chiappa 1911-22 and i liked the feel and look of it, But dumb way to buy a gun should have read up,piece of crap..I have yet to get it to shoot one clip without a problem if you cant count on it to go bang what good is it ? I tried to trade it back in and take a loss and they wouldnt even take it.they told how great it was when I bought it thow.thisis the last gun I will buy from Chiappa or that shop I bought 3 guns that day,2new and 1 used big rifel.i realy got took on this one .Does make a pretty paper weight for my office thou..ok I feel better now.

  • Ron C. Ron C. on Oct 29, 2013

    Mine has a hairline crack in the slide. They are built with crappy
    metal. The slide never stays back the sights came loose many times. The
    gun is crap. Please don't waste your money. The slide cost 175. The gun
    was $275. Now i have a big paper weight.