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win
11-29-2012, 20:43
What are your thoughts with a rail on a 1911? Do you have to use different holster?

faawrenchbndr
11-30-2012, 06:40
Yes Sir,.........

bac1023
11-30-2012, 07:21
They aren't my thing, but many like them and have a need for them.

B.Reid
11-30-2012, 08:38
I recently picked up a Colt Rail Gun, I keep it in the night stand with a light attached. Also I take it if I go for an evening stroll.

Glockdude1
11-30-2012, 08:53
Yes, a holster made for a Rail must be used.

I really like my Railed Mc Operator.

:thumbsup:

G36_Me
11-30-2012, 09:00
functionality and beauty. If you need it, get it. If you want it, get it. My Sig Scorpion is my first 1911 with a rail. I bought a cheap <$50 light to hang on it. (of course, I don't know where the light is. I used it just last night at the range, I think my son stole it.)

My thoughts were, if the light is useful, then I might upgrade to a better light. If this light were to give out, I would definitely replace with a top of the line light, maybe with a laser also. I do like it. Additionally, the light fits on the Glock rail also, so nice double duty.

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh133/lwdad/IMAG0509.jpg
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh133/lwdad/IMAG0508.jpg

plouffedaddy
11-30-2012, 09:09
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/IMAG0783.jpg

I'm a fan of weapon lights and I like 1911s so it's like peanut butter and jelly to me--they go together. :supergrin:

MD357
11-30-2012, 10:52
I use a 1911 for HD and I prefer WMLs so a rail is a must. Don't make any difference for carry but obviously you need a special holster relative to a non-railed.

Rinspeed
11-30-2012, 11:43
I much prefer the light in my hand as far as pistols go. My AR does have a Surefire mounted to it though.

GamecockOperator
11-30-2012, 20:59
Personally my brother and I love ours more than we can say :) They are twins.. Consecutive serial numbers.. 135 and 136.. :)


http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp158/Purple_92_SS/DSCF7323.jpg

http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp158/Purple_92_SS/DSCF7318.jpg

TxGlock9
11-30-2012, 21:08
I would love to have the Mc Operator and TRP Operator one day... Great looking gun folks.

Ruggles
11-30-2012, 21:16
Love the ideal but just not the application in real life. Basically they make a ton of sense as bedside gun to me but I do not like the balance they have with a light attached. I am sure it is just me but they just feel "unbalanced" in my hands. I even like the way they look (Springfield LW Champion Operator being the best looking one IMO) but I currently don't own one.

happy seal
11-30-2012, 21:51
I have many handguns but none with a rail. I always wished one of my Glocks had a rail. I always wanted a 1911. So I want a 1911 with a rail which is why I bought a TRP operator this past Wednesday. Can't wait to get it. Is the holster that comes with it any good?

To the OP = get what you want!

Nakanokalronin
11-30-2012, 22:08
I have the Colt Rail gun and RIA 2011 Tactical/full rail. IMO, a light mounted on a handgun is ideal for HD. One hand operates light switches, opens doors, picks up kids, etc and the other has the gun and light in one. The light can be pointed and lit on the ground to see everything in a room. It does not have to be pointed at someone/something to see them/it.

Now a second handheld is always ideal as well. As for carry use, I'd use one without a rail.

http://imageshack.us/a/img202/2746/coltrailgun.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img69/8785/ria20113.jpg

SigFTW
11-30-2012, 22:17
I have the Colt Rail gun and RIA 2011 Tactical/full rail. IMO, a light mounted on a handgun is ideal for HD. One hand operates light switches, opens doors, picks up kids, etc and the other has the gun and light in one. The light can be pointed and lit on the ground to see everything in a room. It does not have to be pointed at someone/something to see them/it.

Now a second handheld is always ideal as well. As for carry use, I'd use one without a rail.

http://imageshack.us/a/img202/2746/coltrailgun.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img651/1469/ria20114.jpg

Nice!

You need to replace the felt on your billiard table :tongueout:

glock2740
11-30-2012, 23:11
http://imageshack.us/a/img202/2746/coltrailgun.jpg

Good looking Colt. Love the high cut. :thumbsup:

Nakanokalronin
12-01-2012, 01:05
Nice!

You need to replace the felt on your billiard table :tongueout:

LOL, I wish I had a pool table. That's the cleaning mat on my indoor gun bench. I have a new one ready for when this one has completely quit on me.

http://imageshack.us/a/img844/1383/dsc02290q.jpg

Veedubklown
12-01-2012, 01:16
They aren't my thing, but many like them and have a need for them.

Yep :supergrin:

Wetrudgeon
12-01-2012, 08:08
We think the rail is an interesting variation on the original dust cover. Not for everybody. Holsters are problematic.

We trudge on.

skeeter1959
12-01-2012, 19:06
My next 1911 will be a rail gun. probably a Colt.

GamecockOperator
12-01-2012, 19:07
i personally would love the colt RG that the usmc just adopted. but ill probably by a Springfield GI or equivelent to it if i can find one next.

sawgrass
12-01-2012, 21:52
I'm sure that in some instances they have a purpose, but they 'sho is ugly'.:rofl:

willieH
12-02-2012, 06:38
I'm sure that in some instances they have a purpose, but they 'sho is ugly'.:rofl:

In the eye of the beholder...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/wlhutch/22/sig1911.jpg

barca101
12-02-2012, 08:45
Although the SA MC Operator and the Colt Rail Gun is sexy, the DW Specialist looks awesome with all the semi custom touches. If I had to look for a rail gun for duty it would be the ones I mentioned.

FLIPPER 348
12-02-2012, 13:32
What are your thoughts with a rail on a 1911? Do you have to use different holster?

My thoughts changed one nite about 8 months ago. Something went 'bump in the night' and while my pistol was where it should have been, my Surefire was not. I had been anti-weapon light til that moment.

A $60 Caspian rail, a few minutes with the tig welder, a $120 TRL-1 as recommended here and ceracote of the frame later I no longer worry about where the light is.

BTW- it fits just fine in the pre-rail holster.

sawgrass
12-03-2012, 23:07
In the eye of the beholder...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/wlhutch/22/sig1911.jpg

I have to admit with this picture and the pic in the "Loaded" thread, it's growing on me! Nice looking gun.:embarassed:

CanIhaveGasCash
12-03-2012, 23:31
It serves the purpose I need it to.

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

faawrenchbndr
12-04-2012, 05:59
I have to admit with this picture and the pic in the "Loaded" thread, it's growing on me! Nice looking gun.:embarassed:

Yes Ma'am,........the Sig looks great with a rail! :wow:

Glockdude1
12-04-2012, 09:49
http://i40.tinypic.com/10naloy.jpg

:cool:

fnfalman
12-04-2012, 15:09
The rail sits too far back for my own use. I prefer the rail runs out to the muzzle so that I can mount a bayonet on the pistol.

bac1023
12-04-2012, 17:38
I have to admit with this picture and the pic in the "Loaded" thread, it's growing on me! Nice looking gun.:embarassed:

That Sig does look nice as far as railed 1911s go. :cool:

catalyst686
12-05-2012, 00:55
http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac355/catalyst686/IMAG0403_zpsae5c9e02.jpg
Loving all the operators!!

catalyst686
12-05-2012, 00:57
[QUOTE=plouffedaddy;19684572]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/IMAG0783.jpg



Awesome

happy seal
12-05-2012, 19:23
[QUOTE=plouffedaddy;19684572]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/IMAG0783.jpg



Awesome

Yup, Nice!
I get mine tomorrow!
What kind of mag is that?

NCWalrus
12-05-2012, 19:33
I would LOVE a colt rail gun, period :)


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Rinspeed
12-05-2012, 19:35
What kind of mag is that?




http://www.brownells.com/magazines/handgun-magazines/magazines/1911-auto-10-round-power-magazine-power-plus-magazine-10-round-sku207-000-025-26510-52290.aspx

happy seal
12-05-2012, 20:08
http://www.brownells.com/magazines/handgun-magazines/magazines/1911-auto-10-round-power-magazine-power-plus-magazine-10-round-sku207-000-025-26510-52290.aspx

Thanks Rinspeed! :wavey:

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Quack
12-10-2012, 16:36
I hate them...

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/i-8B6c5K9/0/L/i-8B6c5K9-L.jpg

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http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/i-Xs9DPpR/1/L/i-Xs9DPpR-L.jpg

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/i-RzvZw4T/1/L/i-RzvZw4T-L.jpg

ca survivor
12-10-2012, 19:20
no rails for me on 1911s or Sigs, but I understand there is a need for them.