The last, but not least, gun in my test is the GSG 1911 AD-OPS. This is the deluxe model which includes a removable lower rail and a fake screw on suppressor. All GSG 1911's have a threaded barrel.
This is the closest thing I have seen in a 1911 style .22 to a real 1911 .45. In fact, I have been told and found in my research that about 75% of the parts in the gun are interchangeable with a regular 1911.
The gun weighes 34 ounces with a 5 and 1/8th inch threaded barrel. Trigger pull was 5 lbs and 4 ounces and it is very nice. Short pretravel, smooth, and a crisp let off makes this the best trigger of the guns I tested.
The gun costs between $325 and $375. Spare magazines are between $30 and $35 each.
GSG ships the gun with 2 10 round magazines and they are stout. They are made of metal and very well made.
The slide, small parts (mag release, sliderelease, thumb safety, grip safety, and sights) and frame are an alloy material while the barrel, hammer, barrel screws, springs, and ejector are made from steel.
The sights consist of a front dovetail sight blade and a dovetailed rear sight. The sights are of the three dot configuration. The rear sight is drift adjustable for windage with a locking screw and GSG includes 3 different height front blades for adjusting elevation. At 15 yards I was able to shoot 1 inch 5 shot groups off a rest all day.
As with the Chiappa, the GSG feels like a US Army issue 1911 in your hand.
It has a ambidextrous thumb safety, a grip safety, a magazine safety, and a drop safety.
As far as shooting performance I can't tell you about any problems the gun had because there weren't any. I put about 350 rounds through the gun and it ate every kind of ammunition I could find, had absolutely zero failures to do anything, and was so much fun I was really disappointed to have to leave the range.
This pistol will fit any need you may have for a .22 semi auto pistol. It will plink with the best of them, kill Coke cans by the dump truck load, take squirrels and bunnies all day long, and with a handful of spare magazines will keep up with anybody at your local plate shoot.
From my testing I will absolutely recommend this gun to anyone looking for a good .22 semi auto pistol. I don't have one of my own yet but I will have very shortly!
Finally, may I say this.... these results and recommendations are mine which I gathered from my own testing. As with everything else on the Internet please remember YMMV.
Here is a picture of the GSG 1911.....
This is the Chiappa 1911 - 22....
The ISSC M-22....
Clockwise from left to right, The GSG, The Chiappa, and the ISSC....