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Old 11-29-2012, 20:43   #1
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1911 with a rail

What are your thoughts with a rail on a 1911? Do you have to use different holster?
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:40   #2
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:21   #3
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They aren't my thing, but many like them and have a need for them.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:38   #4
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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.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:53   #5
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Yes, a holster made for a Rail must be used.

I really like my Railed Mc Operator.

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:00   #6
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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.

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:09   #7
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I'm a fan of weapon lights and I like 1911s so it's like peanut butter and jelly to me--they go together.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:52   #8
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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.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:43   #9
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I much prefer the light in my hand as far as pistols go. My AR does have a Surefire mounted to it though.
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Old 11-30-2012, 20:59   #10
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Old 11-30-2012, 21:08   #11
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I would love to have the Mc Operator and TRP Operator one day... Great looking gun folks.
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Old 11-30-2012, 21:16   #12
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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.
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Old 11-30-2012, 21:51   #13
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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?

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Old 11-30-2012, 22:08   #14
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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.

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Old 11-30-2012, 22:17   #15
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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.

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Old 11-30-2012, 23:11   #16
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:05   #17
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Nice!

You need to replace the felt on your billiard table
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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Old 12-01-2012, 01:16   #18
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:08   #19
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We think the rail is an interesting variation on the original dust cover. Not for everybody. Holsters are problematic.

We trudge on.
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Old 12-01-2012, 19:06   #20
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My next 1911 will be a rail gun. probably a Colt.
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