Chiappa 1911-22 pistol

    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
    Capacity 10 rounds
    Grip Wood
    Barrel 5″ / 6 grooves
    Twist 1:16″
    Total Length 9″
    Weight 32 ounces
    Price $265+ depending on model
    Availability Now

    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.

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