Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Buy Updated Target Master 5.56 to .22LR Drop-in AR15 Conversion

UPDATED TARGET MASTER 5.56 to .22LR DROP-IN AR15 CONVERSION 

PLEASE NOTE AT THIS TIME WE ARE SOLD OUT
AND ARE NOT TAKING ADDITIONAL ORDERS


NOTE - This is the upgraded 2012 Target Master Conversion which MajorPandemic.com worked with Target Master to improved the conversion. Modifications include a modified extractor for more reliable extraction and a tighter chamber for improved accuracy.


AVAILABLE TARGET MASTER .22LR CONVERSION KITS
Target Master AR .22LR Conversion
with 26- Round Magazine(s)
Choose # of Magazines to includes with conversion

NOTE - High Capacity 26 Round Magazine Orders placed for shipment to CA, HI, MA, MD, NY, NJ or any location outside of the United States will automatically be canceled. Please order the 10-round capacity models instead.
Target Master AR .22LR Conversion
with 10- Round Magazine(s)
Choose # of Magazines to included with conversion

NOTE - Any orders for shipment to outside of the United States will automatically be canceled.
Extra Black Dog X-Form Glass Filled Feed Lip Magazines
(magazine color will be shipped based on availability)
Conversion & Mag Qty
 




WHY THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PRODUCT
Training with your defensive AR is essential.  Too often I see the great intent of people buying an AR for defense and then spending all their time at the range shooting their .22LR rimfire rifle because .223/5.56 ammo is too expensive to shoot.  I am a huge fan of .22LR training analogs and conversion units and this unit is by far the one of the highest quality and definitively the least expensive. This Drop-In .22LR Rimfire Conversion unit works in any standard 5.56 Nato or .223 Chambered AR15 and provides a useful utility and training option which pays for itself quickly.

REAL INFORMATION ON DROP-IN .22LR AR CONVERSIONS
As there is much incorrect information about Drop In .22LR AR conversions, I am providing a significant amount of detail based on my personal experience and testing on over twelve AR platforms.

JUSTIFICATION FOR A .22LR AR CONVERSION KIT
I love to shoot me guns however it can get expensive to shoot them a lot. The Target Master .22LR AR conversion allows you to shoot all you want. The least expensive quality .223 ammo I have found is 5.99 a box of 20 or $14.98 per 50.  Quality CCI .22LR Mini-Mag are around $5.99 a box at most, which means a $8.99 different per 50 rounds shot. After only 800 rounds of .22LR shooting in your AR, the $129.99 package I offer pays for itself.  

The conversion will pay for itself quickly however most importantly, it allows you to train extensively with your same AR you depend on for defensive duties for very little money. More shooting means more weapon confidence, which is a good thing.

From a survival and preparedness perspective this product provides you with nearly instant ability to switch your existing 5.56 chambered AR15 from a defensive gun to a small game and survival hunting weapon. This 5.56 to .22LR Drop-In Conversion also allows one gun to shot both of the most popular rifle ammo rounds in the world which is handy. Also Carrying 1000 rounds of .22LR is doable in a bug out bag, carrying 1000 rounds of .223 is not.  

ACCURACY
The great thing is that if you have zero'ed your AR15 according to a military standard 25 Meter zero (which equates to a 200 meter zero), there is no need to re-zero the gun with the conversion.  In fact I use this conversion almost exclusively for getting my AR-15s zero'ed on the 25 Meter range. 
Almost every gun I have tested this 5.56 to .22LR AR conversion delivers same point of impact hits and similar accuracy at 25 Meter/35 yards depending on the barrel twist rate.

Accuracy will be better from an AR with a slower 1:9 twist versus a 1:7 or 1:8 twist however for extensive defensive training and plinking from 0-25 yards precision accuracy is not of a major concern. With inexpensive ammo, expect groups about two times the size you can deliver with 5.56 ammo. With 1:9 twist barrels, I have actually been able to pull off more than a couple 1/2" 25 yard groups.  It is widely know that CCI's dimensions come in on the high range and in this situation the ammo tends to deliver better accuracy over other .22LR brands and higher reliability in this conversion. 

At extended ranges of 50 yards, the point of impact is a little lower and faster 1:8 or 1:7 twist barrels will deliver larger 2"-4" groups at 50 yards.  Even in extreme cases, I found the accuracy still very usable.  Expect about the same accuracy as you would from a stock Ruger 10/22 - around 1" groups at 25 yards if decent CCI quality ammo is used.

RELIABILITY & AMMO RECOMMENDATIONS
The Target Master conversion unit allows the use of "Quality High Velocity" .22 long-rifle ammunition in lieu of the more expensive full power 5.56mm ammunition in any standard AR15 chambered in 5.56. Sub-optimal results may be encountered with cheap, imported, or standard velocity ammo.  I have shot boxes and boxes of bulk Federal and Winchester ammo through the conversion, however the accuracy is less and I will have the same occasional ignition failure with these ammos as I have in any other .22 firearms.  I recommend a any of the copy plated CCI or other similar quality ammunition.  The .22LR ammo now on the market specifically developed for .22 AR conversions or dedicated AR format .22 see to work the best overall.

Based on my testing and feedback to the manufacturer, I have actually worked over several months with the manufacturer of Target Master to update and produce a new and improved design of the Target Master AR conversion unit to assure live round extraction and improve overall functional reliability.  I am aware that many of the earlier Target Master conversions did not provide reliable live round extraction, however this new improved version does.

Plated bullets are recommended as they do not copper foul the bore as much and will decrease the possibility significantly of plugging the gas tube hole all while drastically decreasing cleaning effort.

After shooting .22LR it is recommended you remove the conversion, inspect the bore to assure there are no obstructions, reinstall the 5.56 bolt-carrier group,insert 3-4 rounds of 5.56 info a empty Mil-Spec magazine and shoot those rounds to clear any fouling in the gas tube. Assure the last shot does hold the bolt open and that cycling has been unaffected.  If there are cycling problems during that process you will need to backflush the gas tube with the straw attached to a WD-40 can, clean the bore and repeat the reliability process. 

Carbine and Mid-length gas systems do have higher pressures and will tend to self-clean better than rifle length gas system. On only one occurrence, a rifle length system became clogged and required back flushing of the gas tube with a squirt of WD-40.  I have never had this issue with a mid-length or carbine length gas system.

SPECIFICATIONS & COMPATIBILITY
The Target Master conversion unit is designed to replace the standard bolt group of and standard AR15 chambered in 5.56 Nato or .223 Remington without any permanent modifications to the weapon. It will not change the appearance, feel, weight, or handling; nor will it affect the performance or operating procedures when utilized in a semi-automatic mode. Although this conversion unit may operate on some NFA registered M16 firearms in full auto, it is not guaranteed or warranted to work.  The conversion may or may not work with SlideFire stocks and is not warranted or guaranteed to work with this modification.

The unit is 100% USA made from high-quality US sourced steel with a black oxide finish.  The USA Made Black Dog 26-round high capacity magazine options available has the approximate shape and unloaded weight as the standard 30 round 5.56mm magazines designed for the M16/AR15 family of weapons and the 10 round version have about the same weight as a mil-spec 20 round magazine. Black Dog's new X-Form magazines are Injection-molded of high-impact polycarbonate; smoke color and have the new glass filled followers. As a note the 26-round magazines may only allow 25 rounds to be loaded, depending on the ammunition. 

INSTALLATION
  1. Assure the weapon is unloaded with magazine removed and visibly check the three points of contact; Bolt, Magazine Well and Chamber to assure the AR15 is clear. 
  2. Close the bolt, point the weapon in a safe direction, and dry fire the gun assuring there is no possibility the gun is loaded.  Yell "clear" at the top of your lungs.
  3. Remove the rear AR15 Take-Down pin, tilt open your AR15 and pull back on the charging handle, and remove the stock AR15 5.56 Bolt Carrier Group (BCG).  
  4. Replace the stock BCG with the 5.56 to .22LR Drop-in AR15 Conversion Carrier Group and reassemble the AR15.  
  5. Load the Block Dog magazine with Quality High Velocity ammo.  Your AR15 is now converted to fire .22LR rounds.  
  6. To convert back to 5.56, complete the weapon clearing process and reverse the process.
OPERATION
Assure you are in a safe approved place to shoot. Slip the loaded Black Dog Magazine in the magazine well and pull the charging handle to charge the first round.  The AR Safety operation will work in the same manner as is typical of normal operation. The only difference in manual of operation is that although the bolt will hold back after the last shot via a magazine follower, this conversion will not engage the bolt catch, thus removal of the magazine will drop the bolt.  Insert a fresh magazine and charge the weapon's charging handle as before and continue shooting. 

LIABILITY & WARRANTY
By purchasing this product you assume 100% of all criminal, civil, and other liability involved with the purchase, ownership, installation and operation of this product.  This product is new, but due to the nature of the product is sold "As Is, Final Sale".  All warranties or product operation issues must be directed to Target Master.

It is your responsibility to know whether this product is legal in your city, state, or municipality. Please check local laws for high-capacity magazine restrictions. 

Under no circumstances will I ship the 26-round high capacity magazines or kits to CA, HI, MA, MD, NY, or NJ; you must order the 10-round version.  I will cancel any international orders for shipment outside of the United States. Sorry, It is not up for debate, it is the law.  Vote for people who are not Buttheads and perhaps you can get the law changed. 


WHAT IS INCLUDED
Conversion kit includes one conversion unit and your choice of 1, 2, or 3,  26 or 10 -round X-form Black Dog magazine(s) with a bolt hold-open follower. 

AVAILABLE TARGET MASTER .22LR CONVERSION KITS
Target Master AR .22LR Conversion with 26- Round Magazine(s)
Choose # of Magazines to includes with conversion

NOTE - High Capacity 26 Round Magazine Orders placed for shipment to CA, HI, MA, MD, NY, NJ or any location outside of the United States will automatically be canceled. Please order the 10-round capacity models instead.
Target Master AR .22LR Conversion with 10- Round Magazine(s)
Choose # of Magazines to included with conversion

NOTE - Any orders for shipment to outside of the United States will automatically be canceled.
Extra Black Dog X-Form Glass Filled Feed Lip Magazines
Conversion & Mag Qty
 

SHIPPING - $15 regardless of size of order.


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