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.22 LR AR Conversion Kits: Are They Worth It?

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.22 LR AR Conversion Kits: Are They Worth It?

Do you like the .22 LR AR conversion kits?

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to reject, at least temporarily, internet hearsay. You know what Abraham Lincoln said about the internet, right? “Four score of lies, myths, exaggerations, and urban legends.” That’s a long way of saying lots of folks read something and then pass it on as the gospel truth.

Knowing that I can be a victim of internet “rumorroids,” I’ve decided to do something about it. When I hear something that sounds like an established claim, but with nothing to back it up, I just might test its validity myself.

One claim that’s been passed around for years is that .22 LR conversions for AR rifles aren’t worth the trouble because they aren’t accurate, rarely function, and have been known to cause massive outbreaks of shingles. So to start my 2015 resolutions, I decided to test one of those kits for myself, just to see.

I ordered a 22AR Conversion Bravo kit from CMMG, which is $230. The Bravo kit is as basic as it gets. It consists of a stainless steel bolt replacement and a single 25-round magazine. If you live in a rights-challenged state, you can get a Bravo kit with a 10-round magazine.

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