CAA Airsoft sent us over one of their new CAA RONI Pistol-Carbine Conversion Kits for P226 series Airsoft handguns. These pistol-carbine conversion kits are making their way into all sorts of real steel applications these days. Naturally, the Airsoft world follows suit and creates equivalents for us BB-shooters out there. This new RONI Pistol-Carbine Conversion Kit promises to give pistoleers the increased accuracy and stability of a carbine without sacrificing the maneuverability of a pistol.
The CAA RONI Pistol-Carbine Conversion Kit features a sweet, fold-out fore grip, QD sling points, multi-position stock with cheek riser, dual flip-up sights, extra magazine holder, and manual trigger guard.
Installing the 226 pistol into the RONI conversion kit is a very straight-forward process, given that you don’t have a KWA model. If that’s the case, then you need to physically-modify the RONI kit by pulling off some small plastic “ribs” that hold certain 226 models in place. Once done, the no-tool bolts are easily manipulated and the gun will fit like a glove. I would recommend that you add some teflon grease to the inside of the ABS plastic where the pistol slide will ride against, just to make sure that everything moves freely.
Using the RONI Pistol-Carbine conversion kit is simply a joy. The company has accurately recreated the feel of using the real-steel conversion kit, albeit in an Airsoft form. I especially loved how quickly the extra magazine holder allowed me to reload the pistol. You can go from mag release to dump pouch to extra mag to insertion in a few seconds. This means that you will not spend a lot of time fumbling about trying to reload. CAA Airsoft has also included their “standard” bells and whistles like flip-up sights and a cheek riser – further adding to user comfort.
Overall, I enjoyed the added stability and accuracy which the CAA RONI conversion kit provided my KWA M226 pistol. However, adapting the RONI to fit my KWA M226 was an unnerving chore as I was afraid I would break the kit altogether. For $120 dollars, I want to feel comfortable with my purchase and I don’t know if a retailer would exchange a “rib removal” gone wrong. Aside from this, the conversion kit makes a great accessory for pistoleers out there – adding both stability and comfort, while also increasing accuracy.
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[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Pros
- Good build quality
- Hard ABS plastic is surprisingly rugged
- Staying true to its promise, this kit does increase pistol stability and accuracy
- Gives platform for more advanced rail accessories
[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Cons
- Having to cut off the plastic ribs is a big pain – especially if you end up getting a different brand of pistol down the road