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rkrk
06-24-2012, 20:57
I am looking to buy another 1911 but want it to have a rail (I often have the opportunity to shoot at night).

It does not have to be sexy or expensive just a reliable gun.

The Springfield Armory TRP was at the top of my list but I was also thinking of a Rock Island. I know there is a good bit of quality difference between the two but again am looking for a consistent shooter.

Thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks in advance

BrazosCoTX
06-24-2012, 21:50
I own two: SA Lwt Operator, and the Colt Rail Gun. Very similar guns, except the Colt is an all-steel gun and the SA has an aluminum frame. And, the SA comes with night sights -- the Colt does not. Other than that, they have such similar construction that I can use the same Kydex holster for either.

TRP Operator (if it's a SA gun, then rail= Operator) is probably going to go for $1,300 - $1,400 bucks new. Colt Rail Gun between $1,100 and $1,200. SA Lwt Operator around $1,100.

Can't speak to RIA rail guns -- obviously less expensive, but RIAs have a solid following on this forum. Most feel you get a very good gun for the price.

bac1023
06-25-2012, 04:58
I'd go with the TRP.

MD357
06-25-2012, 07:31
I am looking to buy another 1911 but want it to have a rail (I often have the opportunity to shoot at night).

It does not have to be sexy or expensive just a reliable gun.

The Springfield Armory TRP was at the top of my list but I was also thinking of a Rock Island. I know there is a good bit of quality difference between the two but again am looking for a consistent shooter.

Thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks in advance

TRPs are way overpriced. If you can find one for around $1K or a bit more then go for it.

I'd go for a Colt Rail gun or one of the Sig Sauer rail models.

pdogkilr
06-25-2012, 07:41
For "under a grand" it's hard to beat a Sig Tac Ops. I have the threaded barrel version, and it is one of the best shooters I have. Great trigger, more accurate than I am, and zero MALFs so far (only have about 800 rounds through it though).

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i106/pdogkilr/Firearms/Sig%201911%20TACOPS-TB/IMG_1869300PPISized1024.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i106/pdogkilr/Firearms/Sig%201911%20TACOPS-TB/IMG_1877300PPISized1024.jpg

CanIhaveGasCash
06-25-2012, 08:11
If you can find a decently priced Springfield MC Operator that is the way to go. I absolutely hate the TRP's adjustable rear sight and the sight cut.

That said, I love my TRP. It's close to 5,000 rounds with the only malfunction being a failure to lock back, caused by a worn Wilson 47D.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e84/canihavegascash/IMG_5250.jpg

Travclem
06-25-2012, 10:05
The TRP is one of the best 1911s that I have shot, it holds it's own with my buddy's CQB. I bet the railed TRP Operator would do just as well.

venenoindy
06-25-2012, 13:52
TRP
MC operator
Sig tac ops

glock2740
06-25-2012, 14:36
I kind of like the Double Star. If the TRP Op had the same sights as the TRP and you could get it w/o FCS, that would be the one for me. :cool: The Sig Tac-Ops and Scorpion both feel really good in my hand.

Bflying
06-25-2012, 14:40
I really like my Smith SW1911TA-E. Stainless with rail, great shooting. I've also had my eye on a Springfield Loaded Micro 3" w/ rail. Have not pulled the trigger on that one yet because it is priced just over $2Glocks.00

R0CKETMAN
06-25-2012, 15:03
The sight cuts on the TRP OP look horrible to me. MC then off the SACS for some tweaks.

rkrk
06-25-2012, 16:30
Thanks to all for the posts so far. Appreciate the help and will update when I make a decision.

Rk

faawrenchbndr
06-25-2012, 16:37
Did someone say RAAAAAAIIIIIIL?

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/6fee15a1.jpg

Fam29
06-25-2012, 17:44
I just recently jumped into the 1911 world with a Colt Rail Gun. This thing is a tack driver. I looked a Springfield's but couldn't find one at the time I was ready to buy and didn't want to wait for a new one from Springfield. I don't think you would go wrong with a Colt. IMHO

jg420
06-25-2012, 17:49
I love The Springfield LW Operator..
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5876/salwoperator.jpg

CC Vegas
06-30-2012, 12:26
For "under a grand" it's hard to beat a Sig Tac Ops. I have the threaded barrel version, and it is one of the best shooters I have. Great trigger, more accurate than I am, and zero MALFs so far (only have about 800 rounds through it though).

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i106/pdogkilr/Firearms/Sig%201911%20TACOPS-TB/IMG_1869300PPISized1024.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i106/pdogkilr/Firearms/Sig%201911%20TACOPS-TB/IMG_1877300PPISized1024.jpg

Agreed. I have the Scorpion model and it's definitely a quality piece. A buddy has a Wilson, and he was very impressed with my Scorpion.

http://www.sigsauer.com/upFiles/catalog/product/1911-Scorpion-Detail-Hero.jpg

knedrgr
06-30-2012, 14:25
I have a STI Duty One coming in. Can't wait to shoot it.

majette
07-02-2012, 07:53
bare minimum would be a springfield mc operator or long beach operator (all black frame vs od). trp operator is good to go, just make sure you keep the adjustable sight lightly wiped with a lube as it is not treated and will rust. the trp operator with its bull barrel, heavy recoil spring, and weight makes it the lightest recoiling 1911.

i have had a mc operator, trp operator, and colt rail gun. the colt shoots as well as the sa offerings BUT fit and overall quality is NOT up to par with the sa 1911's. after 2000 rounds through each sa there was no play in the slide to frame fit, not so on the colt. on an older 1911 i can appreciate battle rattle, not so on a modern 1911.

Roydrage
07-02-2012, 17:04
I'd go with the TRP.

+1 First thoughts are usually the best...

That's a sweet gun... Bull Barrel too!

Royd

TENWHEELER
08-15-2012, 12:13
"For "under a grand" it's hard to beat a Sig Tac Ops. I have the threaded barrel version, and it is one of the best shooters I have."

+1

I hated Sigs for years and stated that I would never have a 1911with one of those dang external extractors or rails!!
My LGS handed me a TACOPS 2 weeks ago and I loved the way it handled. It followed me home and the thing is a dream to shoot.


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Quack
08-15-2012, 14:59
STI Duty One. $899 at Shooters Connection.

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Snaps
08-15-2012, 23:24
Follow the lead of the US Marines (you know kinda like the army does) and go with the Colt Rail gun

Then thank me.

ColdBlooded
08-15-2012, 23:25
I also was looking for a rail 1911. For me, it came down to the CRG and the MC Operator. I decided on MC Operator.

fivestar
08-16-2012, 05:39
Two weeks ago I bought a NIB Colt Rail Gun. Since purchasing it, Ive put about 300 rounds thru it, with 0 issues. The ammo has been all factory steel, brass, and an assortment of hollow points. I love it. The trigger isn't as good as my 1991A1, but then again Im pushing 5000 rounds thru my 91A1. Im sure with time and rounds it'll clean up nicely. When it comes to 1911's, I'm a bit of a Colt snob I guess. Back in 1999 I went thru my police academy with it and everyone beforehand said i would regret it. I ended up taking 2nd place overall in the Top Gun shoot; not to bad considering I hadn't had much experience prior to the academy. I lost 1st place to a guy shooting a G17, as I had to do two extra reloads. This really wasn't a fault of mine though, or the gun. Sometimes, capacity means more, eh? The only rounds that my 91A1 wouldn't feed were the aluminum blazer rounds. For some reason it would choke everytime. Both of my Colt's will eat steel all day long however.

My Rail Gun listed at $1049, however I paid only $999 out the door, as Im good friends with the sales guys. I feel like I got a great gun, at a great price. Before I bought it I had been watching prices on gunbroker. A lot of the ones listed there started even higher than the shop's price of $1049.

starbuck6264
08-16-2012, 06:58
Your prices are off. I looked for a Railed Springfield TRP for over a year and never saw a new one for less than 1400 they are running 1500+ right now on gunsamerica and gunbroker. However you can get a Sig TACOPS for under 1000, I just got one about 6 weeks ago and I love it. It is an absolute dream to shoot. And it came with 5 8 rd mags. These days you might get 2 mags with a 1911 when you buy it, but you will never get 5. It also came stock with night sites, magwell, ambi safety front strap checkering, and all kids of other goodies that you will not see on any other gun for this price!!! For the money you get a whole lot more from Sig then you do from Springfield, Kimber, Colt, or any other 1911 maker out there.

Hokie1911
08-16-2012, 07:46
I have a STI Duty One coming in. Can't wait to shoot it.

STI Duty One. $899 at Shooters Connection.


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MajorD
08-16-2012, 08:21
all the guns mentioned here are reasonable choices. My opinion:
U.S. Made guns:
Colt
S&W
Sig (in that order)
Foreign made guns:
SA
RIA (in that order)
any of them should suit you fine.
I personally have a hang up with foreign made 1911's- not that they are not good guns- they certainly are- But feel a classic american design should come out of a factory here. I also don't care for companies that try to conceal the fact the gun is not made in the USA- like one company selling a 1911 named "American Classic" but made overseas. I also don't care for the way SA for a period of time tried to hide the made in Brazil marking so it would be hard to see.

Snaps
08-16-2012, 14:47
I personally have a hang up with foreign made 1911's- not that they are not good guns- they certainly are- But feel a classic american design should come out of a factory here.

I agree with you there, also bugs me that springfield under the oldest American gunmakers name imports theirs from Brazil.