Chiappa Firearms 1911-22

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Summary: The description, specs, pricing, photos and user ratings for the Chiappa Firearms 1911-22 pistols.

Manufacturer’s Description
The Standard model.

Chiappa Firearms‘ 1911-22 is a 1911-style semiauto chambered in .22 LR. It carries 10+1 rounds, and available slide finishes include black, desert tan and olive. Available models include:

  • Standard (pictured);
  • Tactical, which features a Novak sight rear sight and a threaded muzzle;
  • Target, which features and adjustable rear sight;
  • Cruiser, which features a satin nickel finish on the slide over a black receiver; and
  • Custom, which features Novak-style sights (including a fiber-optic front sight), a combat hammer, a serrated grip frame, an adjustable target trigger, front and rear serrations on the slide, a checkered slide back, an optional picatinny rail, an extended, flared magazine well, and extended magazine bumpers.

Note: Chiappa also offers a compact version of this pistol.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Width Weight
.22 LR 10+1 5″ n/a n/a n/a 32 oz.

MSRP: $299–$325

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The 1911-22 Custom.
The 1911-22 Custom.
The 1911-22 Cruiser.
The 1911-22 Cruiser.


  1. Fit and finish are just mediocre. The plating began flaking off the muzzle crown within the first hundred rounds. The trigger is hands down the heaviest, creepiest, most sucktastic excuse for a handgun trigger I have ever encountered, and I’m being generous because I don’t want to use four letter words on your forum.

    On the plus side, it feeds and extracts well, with very few stoppages in over 2500 rounds (mostly bulk plated ammo or CCI Mini Mag), and it’s reasonably accurate.

    The trigger on the Chiappa makes what could be a decent budget 1911 trainer and relegates it to the junk heap. It’s like dragging a boat anchor through a boulder field.

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  2. this gun is junk the only reason for one star is because zero is not a choice. it stove piped within the first 100 rounds and then just stopped shooting. then it would just shoot sometimes and you never knew when it would be just a dangerous gun to own

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