It's a basic attitudinal thang Sanke ol'boy. Some folks view a FORUM as a disciplined college of the old school where discussions are led by aged wisdom corrupting innocent youth and other folks view it as the cracker barrel by the roaring fire in the middle of a bad winter where folks gathers to shoot the bull.Snake45 said:
Gee, I'm going to need a wheelbarrow to carry all that....22lr conversion unit for the fighting rifle. 3/4 lb, $200, and you get to train with the same gun with which you fight. try carrying a backpack, fighting rifle and 22 rifle. How will you use a gun that you don't have with you, hmmm? how can you know that it will be ok to not have the fighting rifle, if it's shtf? You keep the gun in centerfire mode, unless you see a specific reason to use the 22 unit.
If you are smart, your main rifle is sound suppressed, so the subsonic 22's sound like a BB gun. After the rimifire problem is solved, you immediately swap back the parts to centerfire, in case of need. It takes 20 seconds. You should be out of sight, have cover, and have a sidearm, of course. funny how it's ok to have the fighting rifle out of action for 1/2 an hour while you clean it, but it's just "impractical" to have it be "out of action" for 20 seconds, while you swap calibers. your 1022 does NOT handle like your M1A!
if you add a trigger job, folding stock, scope, ambi safety, cheekpiece, sound suppressor, optical sight, night scope, luminous sight inserts, etc, to the fighting rifle, you are also adding it to your ".22 rifle", if you have this conversion unit. Really quickly, that can make a difference of several thousand $ in costs.