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Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Starship, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Starship

    Starship Active Member

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    Chiappa .22LR M-Four Tactical Handgun

    This just looks like it would be no end of fun.

    I'm not familiar with Chiappa as a company. Can anyone shed any light on them?
    Reputable? Make decent products? etc. etc.

    Anyone know if anyone in the area carries Chiappa??
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Well-Known Member

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    You might ask Coctailer. I seem to remember he got some in a while back.
     
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    raftman Active Member Bronze Supporter

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    As far as the company goes, I can speak for their 1911-22. I picked one up maybe a month ago and have put a few hundred rounds through it. The gun is plenty accurate and reliable to be a plinker. Fit and finish seem pretty sub-standard. Lots of play in the slide, to that point that it seems to rattle noticeably when shaken. Workmanship on some of the parts looks poor but not bad on others, sights kinda suck. However, despite an inferior fit and finish to rival guns (that is other full-sized .22lr's styled after popular centerfire handguns) such as the GSG-1911, Walther P22, Sig Mosquito, or ISSC M22, the Chiappa works as well as any of them and better than most of them.

    Here's some pics of the seemingly sub-standard craftsmanship:

    guide rod:
    1911-1.jpg

    barrel bushing:
    1911-3.jpg


    And here's a pic of the gun itself:
    1911-2.jpg
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Well-Known Member

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    Uff da! Looks pretty rough, but I guess you get what you pay for.
     
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    Starship Active Member

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    sargentmac, that's why I ask the pro's here. Thanks for the info. At lease I'm familiar with S&W.

    I really liike the help that is available here and I appreciate all the responses.

    thanks again to all.
     
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    wow what a big ugly .22 pistol..
     
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    Agreed. I believe I'll be picking up the S&W M&P .22 Pistol, not the 15-22 Pistol, when I finally get a job and talk my wife into letting me spend more money.