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Old 01-30-2010, 01:55   #1
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Price ranges on 1911's with tactical rails

I want a gun for home defense. I'm still on the fence between a glock 17/19 or a 1911. I found a great 1911 at my local gun store for $520. It's a para GI expert. Problem is I want a light for it. If I am going to be investigating the house at night I will need a light. One of the most important things in self defense in target identification. The glock has a gazillion accessories that fit. What are my options for lighting on a 1911? Is a rail simply out of the question at this price range? If I don't get a tac-light is that Harries technique worth practicing with a 1911? Sorry, lots of questions but I have lots to consider.
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:10   #2
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At $520.... a well built reliable 1911 W/Rail is out of the question unless you know a competent gunsmith and he owes you. Then again, I'm having problems with my G22 RTF kicking my Pryrocon XTI off the rail with full power loads. Looks like I need to experiment with an XDM?

You decide if your life is worth the extra investment. FWIW, I consider the Harries tech outdated and downright stupid in term real world CQB situations in someone's house but that's just an opinion.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:28   #3
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:39   #4
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Or you could get the Para and have any smith install a dawson rail for an excellent interface with the available lights..If you buy the rail you could do it for under 160 including install.
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:55   #5
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taurus 1911's with a rail are about 600.00. i shot one and it was fine, the owner said he put a couple thousand rounds through it and had no problems.
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taurus 1911's with a rail are about 600.00. i shot one and it was fine, the owner said he put a couple thousand rounds through it and had no problems.
Ill second that,I shot my Taurus PT1911AR with my Streamlight attached and it worked fine,right now I have the TLR-1 mounted on a Kimber TLE/RL II-they both shot without dumping the light on the floor.
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