Umarex USA Introduces .22 LR Colt Government 1911 Series

Umarex USA Introduces .22 LR Colt Government 1911 Series

Colt 1911 Rail Gun in 22Lr
Colt 1911 Rail Gun in 22Lr
Umarex USA
Umarex USA

FORT SMITH, AR –-(AmmoLand.com)- Umarex USA, the leader in firearm replication, introduces the Colt Government 1911 chambered in .22 L.R.

The dedicated .22 long rifle (LR) platform is a new, licensed reproduction available in three rimfire variants—Government models 1911, 1911 Rail Gun, and 1911 Gold Cup

Umarex USA introduced the Colt M4 and M16 Tactical Rimfire replicas in 2009 and is continuing its relationship as United States importer for Colt .22s manufactured by Carl Walther Germany under license from New Colt Holding Corporation.

Adam Blalock, President and CEO for Umarex USA said, “.22 caliber pistols are utilized for their cost economy and target shooting capabilities. Our team is absolutely stoked about this opportunity to offer shooters a high quality authentic Colt 1911 .22 pistol! And the timing couldn’t be better, with the 1911 celebrating 100 years.”

All three Colt Government rimfire models are dedicated .22 L.R.s, but they’re engineered in true replica form with fully functioning thumb and grip safeties and the 1911’s authentic half-cock mechanism. Grips and sights can be interchanged with after-market accessories and the barrel is threaded to accept a suppressor. The Rail Gun incorporates original features like a skeleton trigger, combat-style sights, beavertail grip safety, extended thumb safety, and a commander-style hammer.

“There are already a couple of .22 caliber 1911 pistols on the market, but none bear Colt’s trademarks, full functionality, and quality,” said Richard Turner, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Umarex USA. “If the barrel size was the same, you wouldn’t know the difference by just looking at it.”

The new Colt .22 replicas will be available through select distributors, local firearm dealers and some national retailers beginning in November 2010. They will come with one 12-round magazine and retails will range from $399 to $450 depending on the model.

Colt 1911 22LR Pistol
Colt 1911 22LR Pistol

For additional information visit www.Colt22Rimfire.com.

Umarex was established in 1972 as “Uma Mayer Ussfeller GmbH” and served the market for tear gas and signal pistols followed by air rifles. After acquiring Reck Sportwaffen Fabrick Karl Arndt, they reorganized ultimately under Umarex. The company’s Reck PK 800 enjoys worldwide acclaim and appears on the market as the perfect replica of the Walther PPK. Umarex has now become the largest maker of replicas by offering numerous German-made air guns, tear gas, signal pistols and replica firearms. Umarex is Europe’s largest marketer of air rifles and Umarex USA is North America's fastest growing airgun and replica rimfire gun company. Umarex USA markets their airguns, airsoft, paintball and rimfire products under famous brands such as Walther, RWS, Smith & Wesson, Browning, Heckler & Koch, Ruger, Beretta, Colt, Magnum Research and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit www.UmarexUSA.com.

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    David Lowe
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    David Lowe

    I have one of the Colt 1911 22LR Pistol, both magazines have gone bad, and I need three new ones. Can you give me the information where I can pick them up. Thanks for your help in this matter.

    Dave Lowe

    William Hammack
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    William Hammack

    Where can I get a recoil spring and plug for colt/walthers 22lr rail gun.

    Ron Reinhardt
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    Ron Reinhardt

    None of the firearms dealers can find the Umerex/Walther/Colt M16. Is it in production? What happened to it? Wherever I look I see the M4 version but no M16.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you

    larry green sr
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    larry green sr

    will the company ever make a smi auto hand gun in 22 mag cal, if so i will be the first to buy one. may be u could email me if it is a posssibilty?

    Gary williams
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    Gary williams

    Bought a government .22. I got to shoot i clip. If felt nice to shoot, I took it apart to clean it and made a rooky mistake I lost the recoil spring cap. Now I am being told it will be between 2-6 weeks befor I can even order one. Any help finding one?

    martha
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    martha

    I'm in Houston Tx I searched all the cun stores

    where can ibuy?

    Phil Clodfelter
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    Phil Clodfelter

    Just bought the Government Model for my son he loves it. We put 200 rounds through it as soon as we got it. I liked it so much I took his Sig Sauer and traded it in for another one. The only other one they had in stock was the Gold Cup which was fine with me. Now we both can start shooting IDPA in the 22 class. Now we both have a gun that will run any ammo you use looks good and is fun to shoot. Just put a set of Pachmayr grips on both of them. Looking… Read more »

    mike
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    mike

    Purchased the rail model 3-12-12 and went to the range following day. Fun gun to shoot and it looks very good, let several friends at the range shoot it also. Everyone was impressed. I shot about 75 rounds and had several FTF's but no problem clearing them. Gun came with only one magazine, I need to get two or three more. A nice looking gun.

    joe
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    joe

    I am in dubuque Iowa, where can I get one, 22 colt

    D. COBB
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    D. COBB

    PURCHASED A GOLD CUP ON 12-10-11 AT LOCAL GUN SHOW. OVER 400 ROUNDS WITHOUT A PROBLEM. JUST LIKE SHOOTING MY GOLD CUP IN 45 ACP WITHOUT THE RECOIL AND COST. THINK I WILL BUY ANOTHER ONE.

    D. COBB
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    D. COBB

    PURCHASED A GOLT CUP ON 12-10-11 AT LOCAL GUN SHOW. OVER 400 ROUNDS FIRED WITHOUT A SINGLE PROBLEM. ALMOST LIKE FIRING MY GOLD CUP IN 45 ACP. SUPER GUN. MAY JUST BUY ONE OF EACH MODEL.

    Todd
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    Todd

    I bought the rail model on 12-10 and ran over 100 rounds thru it today and had a blast. Great shooting gun, smooth trigger pull, very fun to shoot.

    T Shackett
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    T Shackett

    Bought one 11-05-2011 Great gun. shoots great slow and rapid fire

    robert
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    robert

    I just purchased one today. havnt fired it yet but of all the 22`s i have owned this one is the most exciting.

    Dale E. Nelson
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    Dale E. Nelson

    Will it be California Legal?

    E.S.JOSLIN
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    WHEN WILL THIS BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?

    E.S.JOSLIN
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    STILL WAITING TO HEAR IF THIS 22 1911 IS AVAILABLE? CHECKED IN OCTOBER OF 2010 WAS TOLD IT WOULD BE AVAILABLE SOME TIME EARLY 2011.IT's now march of 2011 a still no word? what's up?

    ES JOSLIN

    shelby cooper
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    shelby cooper

    the best 22 i have ever seen. would give my eye teeth to have one.

    Frank
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    Frank

    I had to check out the new 1911 page telling about it after seeing this introduced. Looks awesome!