Colt / Umarex .22 1911

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

1911-patterened pistols chambered in .22 LR are all the rage right now in the industry. Umarex USA, who manufacture the .22 Colt M4 Carbine, will be selling a Colt branded 1911-style .22 pistol later this year. The pistol will come in three models. The Government-style model is the base model. The Rail model features improved sights, a picatinny rail and skeletonized trigger and hammer. A Gold Cup has been mentioned but I do not know what its features are.

Colt / Umarex .22 1911 Goverment
Colt / Umarex .22 1911 Rail
Caliber.22 L.R.
Capacity12 Rounds
Barrel Length5″
Method of OperationBlowback
Front SightDrift Adjustable
Rear SightDrift Adjustable
Overall Length8.6″
Overall Width2.6″
Safety TypeThumb Safety, Grip Safety
Weight w/out Mag2.25 lbs
ExtractorInternal + Pinned Ejector
FeaturesFull metal body
MSRP (Price)$399 to $450
AvailableNovember 2010
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Casey Casey on Mar 18, 2013

    I love my Colt Government Model 1911-22. I've shot about 3 thousand rounds through in the past month. It feels so right. Hands down my favorite gun right now. Wish they'd make a smaller officer/commander sized one. Don't care for the rail gun or the gold cup, hate the beaver tail. Although the height adjustable sights on the gold cup would be nice. It really likes the copper plated rounds a lot better. Could only get like 75 thunderbolts to go through it but it will eat federal champion, mini mags, and golden bullets all day long.

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