Would something like this work on a .22 or would it be too much weight?
It would fit, but since the barrel has to slide though the opening of it, there would be too much pressure loss to notice anything. If you are looking for a weight at the end of the gun, then it'll probably work.
What is it?
@Don, I am not so much looking for weight, but more for looking awesome, but was worried that the weight would be too much. @R it is a compensator for a 1911
@cparkr80 the concern i would have is if it would fit on your 22 1911 not all 1911's in 22lr use a locking barrel. a large portion of them use stationary barrels that have a blowback action making it so that the slide does not have a barrel bushing to replace with a comp.
@Daniel I am looking to put it on a GSG 1911 which uses a barrel bushing
@cparkr80 Yes it should fit. But barrel bushings do require "fitting" a lot/most of the time. As a side note. If anyone ever wants to use a comp on a 45 auto, don't. Unless your running really hot loads, or something like a .460 Rowland setup, you won't see any benefit. The 45 is considered a low pressure load and comps won't help with recoil. If you ever see a 1911 running a comp, more than likely its a 38 super or other high pressure round. Hope this helps.
@cparkr80, For the GSG, with the fixed barrel, it would work. But who makes that, and what is the metal out of? Reason, I ask is if the weight would be too much for the slide to fully cycle? You might need to run a lighter mainspring for it to over come the hammer. And that might cause some light strike to the ammo.
@UG, the one pictured is made by Colt and it is made from aluminum. Having too much weight and causing issues with the slide is what I am afraid of. I will probably just play it safe and not bother
@cparkr80, I've shot a target 1911-22, but it was purposely built with a Marvel top end. And it had a comp, similar to this, and it shot great. However, it belonged to some fella that I had saw next stall, so I didn't ask for the rest of the specs. So, it it can be done, you just need to know the various springs' weights.
You can always comp a gun, but where the bullet passes through the comp is only slightly larger than the bullet itself. the comp on the Marvel Unit 1 is sized for the .22lr round itself. The comp that you have in the photo above is way to large since the barrel needs to pass through the bushing/comp. here's a photo of the comp on my .45 1911. it's attached by a threaded barrel and not a bushing/comp. photosbydon.smugmug.com and the top of the comp photosbydon.smugmug.com
when you run a comp, use a lighter recoil spring.