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Well... Today was the day I have been waiting for, for over a year now. The Twisted Industries 22 conversion kit for the Ruger LC9 arrived. Nicely packed in a cardboard box with the TI logo on it, I was excited to open the box. Inside was the slide, recoil spring and guide rod, barrel and one magazine. I was happy to see that the magazine floorplate is an actual Ruger "Pinky Extention" floor plate. I like the flat floorplate better, and it is easily swapped. I decided that I had enough time to assemble the kit onto my LC9 and get to the range for maybe 45 minutes. I ran into just a little trouble when I tried to push the takedown pin back into the frame after swapping the 22 components in. I had to LIGHTLY file a little bit more clearance in the underside of the slide for the pin to slip in. Now that I have played with it a bit, that might not have been necessary, because I may have had the barrel slightly twisted. Never the less, it took maybe 2 minutes with a small half round file, and the assembly was complete. There were no instructions in the box, and I think now that I have had a little time to think about it, I bet the notch in the front of the slide is how the takedown pin goes thru, instead of back further, like the LC9-9mm slide. Thats my fault. I didnt think it through.

To the range !! I took a box of CCI Blazer Bulk because I have found it always performs well in my 22 autoloaders. I was happy to discover that the magazine actually holds 11 rounds, and can be easily inserted into the magwell with the slide in battery, with the full 11 rounds, and you dont have to jam it in. 12 rounds wont go, but 11 is what it seems like it was actually designed for, even though TI says 10. Guess what? This thing runs PERFECTLY. I shot 110 rounds, and it was absolutely PERFECT. No malfunctions of any kind. The slide locks back about half the time though, but I dont really care too much about that. I was playing around with the frame later today, and noticed that the Last Shot Hold Open lever is sticky, or gummed up. Tonight when I get a chance, I will look at that a little more in depth, and maybe a cleaning, and a little lube will fix the issue. My sights are a little off, but it shoots very accurately. Hitting a 3" bullseye at 5 yards is very easy, and it seems to have the accuracy of my other 22 autoloaders of the same barrel length, and type. I didnt shoot it at any ranges longer than 5 yards, because I just didnt have time, and the next distance that has target boards is 25 yards, and that will be a stretch for this little pistol. The sights are the standard 3 white dot style just like the factory 9mm slide has, and are windage adjustable .

Is there anything bad to report? Not that I can think of. I think its a win for TI, and I am looking forward to shooting this alot. I also am wanting to hear reports from the guys that also got these early production kits.





 

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I cant give an answer for when they will be available on the TI websight, but I would guess that it should be sometime this year. It appears that the units run fine, and are well made. Getting the bugs worked out takes time, and it looks like they are a finished product. Mine is actually a commercial unit, not a prototype, and as far as I know, the testing phase is done. Getting production running, and efficient, is only a matter of time.
 

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Wow....thats pretty cool....
 

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The LC9 conversion kit is only showing up for pre-order on the Twisted Industries web site. Any one more about this?
 

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There have only been 12 kits released so far. Those were offered to the people who were on the email notification list. There were 5 Beta kits, for testing, and ironing out any bugs, so only 17 so far are out there. Be patient... More are coming. Rest assured that it performs very well, once you do get one.
 

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In the photos, it appears that you've removed the thumb safety from the left side. What is your reason(s) for doing this? Maybe you explained it before, but I missed it. :confused:
 

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I was just messing around one day, and decided the safety lever sticks out too far. Since I dont use the safety, and other pistols of this style actually have no safety, I decided to just remove it. Since I dont carry the LC9, I just have never put it back. If it WAS a carry gun, I would install it back, just in case I would have to defend myself with it, and to avoid any legal problems. I actually have the TI 22 conversion on my other LC9 frame now, and it does have the safety lever.
 

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I'm really looking forward to getting one of these, more I read about it the more I need it .


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How accurate was if for you? Compared to your LC9 9mm?
Shooting free hand at 5 yards, its easily capable of putting all shots onto a 3"x3" Post-It note. Compared to the 9mm barrel and slide, it is more accurate, but the 9mm is no slouch either. At 5 yards, I can get most on the Post-It, but its kinda an apples to oranges comparison.
 
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