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glock2740
12-31-2010, 14:12
Also, why do I want one? Never been a rail fan, but the railed TRP and the Doublestar rail gun have been appealing to me lately. Actually have thought about the ATI Thunderbolt, because of the bull barrel and if a rail gun isn't for me, it would be alot cheaper than the TRP with a bull barrel, or the Doublestar. Not to mention the fact that I don't have a light, which is another $200-$300. I do think that a rail gun with a light would be a pretty cool HD gun.

craig19
12-31-2010, 20:51
I'm not a rail fan on 1911s, but I agree with you, I like the Double Star railed 1911s.

bac1023
12-31-2010, 20:55
I'm getting one without the rail sometime this year.

I called them and they have plenty of non-railed models in stock. Curiously, they're $50 more than the railed version. :dunno:

Mayhem like Me
12-31-2010, 21:03
I have had two in for T&E and cannot recommend them , I wanted to like them they use good parts but the first had an issue with the hammer following the slide the second would not feed reliably after break in with constant issues with the 5-7th rounds no matter what magazines were used..
I can whole heartedly recommend the S&A MP operator and it comes with night sights the money you save could be spent on fitting a hadrcore extractor and tool steel internals.

bac1023
12-31-2010, 21:06
I have had two in for T&E and cannot recommend them , I wanted to like them they use good parts but the first had an issue with the hammer following the slide the second would not feed reliably after break in with constant issues with the 5-7th rounds no matter what magazines were used..


That's disappointing. :sad:

Quack
12-31-2010, 21:19
I'm getting one without the rail sometime this year.

I called them and they have plenty of non-railed models in stock. Curiously, they're $50 more than the railed version. :dunno:

it costs $50 more because they had to machine the rail off the gun :whistling:

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff184/steel609/Doublestar%20DSC%201911/P1030419.jpg

Mayhem like Me
12-31-2010, 21:20
It is when you consider the very good quality of parts they used I saw no MIM at all forged frame and slide great grips sharp machine checkering in spec rails etc... If they have good CS I would take a chance on a single gun if I had others to use while I tuned it


BTW trigger pull was superb on both.

bac1023
12-31-2010, 21:30
it costs $50 more because they had to machine the rail off the gun :whistling:

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff184/steel609/Doublestar%20DSC%201911/P1030419.jpg

:rofl:

craig19
12-31-2010, 21:32
Bud's has them without the rail. http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_938/products_id/411542857

Quack
12-31-2010, 21:44
Bud's has them without the rail. http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_938/products_id/411542857

that's where i handled them.

craig19
12-31-2010, 21:47
I haven't been there, I've just purchased a few guns online from them. Would you buy one?

Quack
12-31-2010, 21:53
me? no. i don't like the dustcover, and the one i handled was fit OK.

here's a guy that bought the one i handled.
It's here, and it's been to the range. Only put about a box of Blazer Al case ammo through it. Had no functional issues. However, the group was strung out vertically. This wasn't a surprise, because when it was in battery the hood cold be depressed. I don't think the lower barrel lugs are making good contact with the pin.


I was shooting at a 14" gong @ 70 yards, and it seemed like the group was about 15 inches long & 8 inches wide. That would be about 5.5 x 3 @ 25 yards. I need to put it on paper to be sure. I'm not sure what Doublestar's standard is, but given that the fit is demonstrably off, I'm hoping that they will refit the barrel.
The good news is I like it, except for the funky dust cover. The bad news is that I am probably pickier than most when it comes to accuracy.

bac1023
12-31-2010, 22:06
I'm not big on the dustcover or the roll marks, but that won't stop me from getting one at some point.

Quack
12-31-2010, 22:09
a dremel will straighten that dustcover

craig19
12-31-2010, 22:15
I kind of like the roll marks, not sure why because it is kind of ****** like, but I like it.

bac1023
12-31-2010, 22:29
......

Quack
12-31-2010, 22:31
what is "National Match"?

Mayhem like Me
12-31-2010, 22:40
Damn it does look like they machine the rail off cause that is the angle on the railed gun!

bac1023
12-31-2010, 22:44
what is "National Match"?

That's what happens when you have too many GT windows open at once. :rofl:

I thought I was replying to the RRA thread. :brickwall:





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Quack
12-31-2010, 22:49
wonder if the screw dustcover will work in standard holsters? :dunno:

bac1023
12-31-2010, 23:19
wonder if the screw dustcover will work in standard holsters? :dunno:

I think it would. :dunno:

Mayhem like Me
01-01-2011, 00:05
The dawson will work on some, the caspian won't work on most.

Quack
01-01-2011, 00:08
oops, that should be screwy dustcover

knedrgr
01-01-2011, 01:28
it looks good considering the forged frame and slide w/ non-MIM parts.

bac1023
01-01-2011, 06:05
it looks good considering the forged frame and slide w/ non-MIM parts.

Yeah, that's not common in its price range.

awpk03s
01-01-2011, 15:18
Also, why do I want one? Never been a rail fan, but the railed TRP and the Doublestar rail gun have been appealing to me lately. Actually have thought about the ATI Thunderbolt, because of the bull barrel and if a rail gun isn't for me, it would be alot cheaper than the TRP with a bull barrel, or the Doublestar. Not to mention the fact that I don't have a light, which is another $200-$300. I do think that a rail gun with a light would be a pretty cool HD gun.

I don't know anything about the Doublestar pistol, but I do think that a railed 1911 is a great pistol for home defense.

bac1023
01-01-2011, 15:19
I don't know anything about the Doublestar pistol, but I do think that a railed 1911 is a great pistol for home defense.

No doubt. :)

glock2740
01-01-2011, 15:34
Hopefully the rail thing is just a faze that will pass. Damn I hate this 1911 addiction. :steamed: :rofl:

bac1023
01-01-2011, 15:38
Hopefully the rail thing is just a faze that will pass. Damn I hate this 1911 addiction. :steamed: :rofl:

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

L-2
01-01-2011, 15:53
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bac1023
01-01-2011, 16:15
OK, here's the 30th post, but only the 2nd one on this thread who actually got one.
I've already PM'd the OP with the answer of "definitely don't buy that gun".
I had the same problem and many others as "swatbwana", btw.
One could do better for $2000+ (since that's how much money, total, it took to get the gun running right).

Dang, posts like this are disappointing.

I'll probably still get one. After all, I collect 1911s. :wavey:

Hokie1911
01-01-2011, 16:16
OK, here's the 30th post, but only the 2nd one on this thread who actually got one.
I've already PM'd the OP with the answer of "definitely don't buy that gun".
I had the same problem and many others as "swatbwana", btw.
One could do better for $2000+ (since that's how much money, total, it took to get the gun running right).

What issues were you having and why did it cost you almost +$1k to get it running right?