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win 11-29-2012 19:43

1911 with a rail
 
What are your thoughts with a rail on a 1911? Do you have to use different holster?

faawrenchbndr 11-30-2012 05:40

Yes Sir,.........

bac1023 11-30-2012 06:21

They aren't my thing, but many like them and have a need for them.

B.Reid 11-30-2012 07:38

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 07:53

Yes, a holster made for a Rail must be used.

I really like my Railed Mc Operator.

:thumbsup:

G36_Me 11-30-2012 08:00

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/h...d/IMAG0509.jpg
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plouffedaddy 11-30-2012 08:09

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...s/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 09:52

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 10:43

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 19:59

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/p...S/DSCF7323.jpg

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TxGlock9 11-30-2012 20:08

I would love to have the Mc Operator and TRP Operator one day... Great looking gun folks.

Ruggles 11-30-2012 20:16

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 20:51

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 21:08

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 21:17

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Originally Posted by Nakanokalronin (Post 19687145)
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 22:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nakanokalronin (Post 19687145)

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

Nakanokalronin 12-01-2012 00:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by SigFTW (Post 19687186)
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.

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Veedubklown 12-01-2012 00:16

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Originally Posted by bac1023 (Post 19684322)
They aren't my thing, but many like them and have a need for them.

Yep :supergrin:

Wetrudgeon 12-01-2012 07:08

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 18:06

My next 1911 will be a rail gun. probably a Colt.

GamecockOperator 12-01-2012 18:07

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 20:52

I'm sure that in some instances they have a purpose, but they 'sho is ugly'.:rofl:

willieH 12-02-2012 05:38

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Originally Posted by sawgrass (Post 19690304)
I'm sure that in some instances they have a purpose, but they 'sho is ugly'.:rofl:

In the eye of the beholder...

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barca101 12-02-2012 07:45

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 12:32

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Originally Posted by win (Post 19683264)
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.


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