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rgb03
07-26-2010, 16:06
well i am looking for my first 1911 and stopped in a local shop and out of the colts, kimbers and springfields they had he said the rail gun was the best. it was priced at 1100 and felt pretty nice. what say you guys? anybody have an opinon of the rail gun? thanks for looking

bac1023
07-26-2010, 16:45
That would be the XSE series, I believe.

I have one without the rail. They're decent, though I'd MUCH rather have an STI Trojan for the same price.

Are you dead set on having a rail?

rgb03
07-26-2010, 17:51
i am not really set on anything right now. the thought that i need a 1911 popped in my head the other day. at first i thought i wanted a good shooter but dare a say with some bling. then today looking at the colt i liked the black combat ready feel it had if that makes any sense.

i do know that anything custom is really not an option right now. so i am thinking i will get my feet wet in the 1000 to 1500 range and go from there. guess i am going to have to find a dealer with a nice selection to feel up.
target master had a variety of colts and a few springfields and a few kimbers.

i want a good shooter that can also be carried if i decide to. i dont think i want aluminum gun (a 1911 should be stainless right). i thought i wanted a stainless but now think i like the black better not really sure. cause i did like the black colt but thought the stainless one pictured on line was nice to.:dunno:

Navitimer
07-26-2010, 17:55
Colt is now making the rail gun in black and it looks great IMHO. I think of 1911s with rails being more of a tactical nature, hence black is much more appealing. I agree with Bac regarding STI. The DoubleStar is also a newcomer to the rail 1911 market, and of course you've got the Kimbers and SAs with rails too.

rgb03
07-26-2010, 18:05
thanks. i am not really just looking for a rail gun. just a good all-around gun in that range maybe alittle more.

Hokie1911
07-26-2010, 18:12
thanks. i am not really just looking for a rail gun. just a good all-around gun in that range maybe alittle more.

$1,500+ will get you a considerably nicer 1911 than Kimber or the Colt you were scoping. :thumbsup:

CMG
07-26-2010, 19:10
In the XSE series, I'd choose for the Colt Combat Elite ~ $900 range and much better looking to me than the rail-guns.

bac1023
07-26-2010, 20:53
thanks. i am not really just looking for a rail gun. just a good all-around gun in that range maybe alittle more.

You would love the STI Trojan.


http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/5629/0001690ud9.jpg

ctfireman
07-26-2010, 21:21
I wanted one when i first saw it online but just didn't fall in love when i handled it in the shop.