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    Default Who owns a Chiappa 1911-22?

    I became interested in this gun a while back when I saw a review of it from sootch00. A 1911 AND chambered in 22? Yes please! Iíve been wanting to see one in person to feel the weight because if its Heavy, Iím in. I found one today in a pawn shop with a laser and flashlight on the rail and fiber optic sights for $150. SOLD! So i have it, but we have a week of rain ahead and Iím not going to get to try it.

    scootch00 said it has a soft spring to simulate recoil with the heavy slide so itís a great trainer for larger caliber 1911ís. It does indeed rack very easily. The weight is amazing, just as heavy as any 1911 Iíve picked up. He says itís very accurate shooting with itís fixed barrel. Best bang for the buck in an inexpensive 1911.

    My favorite gun is a 1911 and my favorite caliber is 22 so Iím very happy about this purchase. Iím annoyed that itíll be 5 days or so before i shoot it.

    Can anyone who owns this give me some insight?
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    I have one. It would need to double and sometimes i had to triple strike to get it to fire a new rounds per mag. Bought it from Buds. I did take out the extended warranty. They fixed it. It's been great since. I did not have to file the sight in the front either. The finish does wear easy on them though. I stripped mine and polished some and cleared it.
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    I've had to do some work on cheaper guns before to make them right, so I expected maybe to have to do little things to it. That's really what makes cheaper guns bad is the lack of fit and finish. I think anything can be made to run well. I may experiment with springs or do some filing in spots to make it smooth. I see you have a Citadel model which should be the same. There seems to be a need to hold this gun tight to eliminate malfunctions. Limp wristing these with the heavy slide seems to cause issues from the reviews.

    edit: well I donít know how much this will matter but I just found out that I have the 5 inch tactical version. Itís about 100 bucks more expensive but the important part is that itís an inch longer than the 4 inch version and has a different trigger and sights.
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    It's a Chiappa. But i see the Citadels are the same. Mine has the stock springs in. Not sure what Buds did, They didn't include any repair notes when i got it back.
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    Aren’t the Chiappa’s built out of a zink alloy? I am pretty sure I read that somewhere.
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    Yes they call it zmack or something like that.
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    I have the 1911-22 that GSG makes. It's a ton of fun. You're going to love yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgedWarrior View Post
    Aren’t the Chiappa’s built out of a zink alloy? I am pretty sure I read that somewhere.
    it's a 7075 T6 alloy mixed with their own blend of herbs and spices and they call it a clever name. It's not used for the barrel which is steel, just the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One1 View Post
    it's a 7075 T6 alloy mixed with their own blend of herbs and spices and they call it a clever name. It's not used for the barrel which is steel, just the frame.
    Chiappalloy is what they call it. Looks like the barrel is a steel tube encased in alloy materials. I have heard they are fun pistols. Enjoy yours!
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