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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by SOLIDSNAK3, Apr 26, 2011.


  1. SOLIDSNAK3

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    new to the 1911 world, so i have some newb questions.

    im looking at buying my first 1911, but id like to have a railed 1911. i have heard that having a railed 1911 throws off the balance of the gun. is this true?

    also, i have my eye on a colt government model with a rail for 999.00. is this a good deal? is colt a good brand as a starter 1911 or is there something better? my budget is no more than 1100.00
     

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  2. bac1023

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    It depends on what you're used to.
     

  3. glock2740

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    Railed 1911's are horrible! But yet,... I want one. WTF is wrong with me? :dunno:Maybe I just "need" one for the collection. :cool:


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  4. 20South

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    You'll have to forgive BAC. Non-railed 1911's dominate so much of the threads around here that its not often he gets a chance to talk about all of the things he loves with the railed 1911. I am sure he is just regrouping his thoughts. :whistling: :rofl:

    Yes - I think the colt rail is a fine starter piece. Its a good base to build on down the road if you decide to tinker or send it out. I cant help you with price as I havent shopped them, but checking gunbroker should give you a decent gauge.
     
  5. MD357

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    No. In fact I'd say whomever told you that is smoking crack. Shooting a 1911 with a rail and a light can be quite mild.

    I'd say that's one of the better choices IMO.
     
  6. drc767

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    Whoever told you a rail throws off the balance of a 1911, does not have too much experience with what they speak. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a 1911 with a rail if you plan on using the rail (ie. duty gun, nightstand pistol, ect). I would, however suggest you practice/train with the light attached because it does make the pistol feed a little different. If you plan on carrying the railed 1911, holster selection is a little more tricky, but they are out there. A Colt is a good starting point. Personally, I am more of a Springfield guy for entry level pistols, but that is just a personal preference.
     
  7. Quack

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    For $1100, I'd get a Springfield MC Operator or LW Operator.
    For $900 look at the LW Champion Operator.

    I bought my Professional Operator for $1500.

    The rail doesn't throw the balance off much. Whoever told you that is probably the type of person that says that they can't shoot a Glock because of the grip angle. Botach has blade-tech holsters on sale for 1911's using the X300 light. I just ordered mine the other day.

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  8. drc767

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    OK....if you are going to go there....:) And btw.....$1,500 for a Professional Operator is sick!!!

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  9. bac1023

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    Guys, I guess I need to pick myself up a Pro. :)









    ...without the rail, of course. ;)

    Seriously, nice guns.











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  10. d90king

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    The Colt Rail Gun should fit the bill nicely. Balance is a non issue with a rail and it balances better than a 19 with a X300 on it IMHO...
     
  11. Quack

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    I have a Kimber Warrior. It's been very reliable .
     
  13. drc767

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    I have a few on order that I am expecting later in the year, Brian. I will let you know when they start rolling in....that is, if you have not already picked one up by then.
     
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    Like others have mentioned, it's way more balanced then some plastic guns with a rail.

    Obviously, the only balance difference will be from shooting it with and without the light.

    And I'm with drc767 on being more of a SA guy. Quack listed average pricing for your options of Springfield's rail 1911 offerings.

    I'm building a 1911 rail for a night stand gun.
     
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    I have a Sig 1911 5" in stainless with a rail on order. I'm starting to drool thinking about it.
     
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    Good looking guns. I wish I could find one for $1500. That's a deal and a half.
     
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    Yes you finally do. :supergrin: I have been shooting mine quite a bit actually. Mine is showing quite a bit of barrel wear by now (5k later) at least!
     
  18. Quack

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    There was at least another one at the shop. Someone else bought it and the story is that they came from an LE Agency in northern Ohio.
     
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    I still like the Smith and Wesson's ~$900 for stainless or black. It does differ from the original 1911 design by having an external extractor, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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  20. TKR Reptiles

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    Not a professional, but ya know we can't all roll like you two...


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