So my question is whether I need to pay the $200.00 permit fee for the installation and removal of a conversion cylinder in a cap and ball revolver.   Background: Bought a 1911 about a year ago when I first got into guns for home defense. Was getting better shooting two handed, but not so good right handed, and awful left handed. In a home defense situation, it seemed like a good idea to have a free hand for lights, doors, etc., but I would be ineffective shooting one handed. So I thught o