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railed 1911?s

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
     
  2. bac1023

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  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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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.

    Here's mine.
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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. lsbbigdog

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    I have a Kimber Warrior. It's been very reliable .
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. ImpeachObama

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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.
     
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Good looking guns. I wish I could find one for $1500. That's a deal and a half.
     
  16. RMA

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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!
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. Big_Grumpy

    Big_Grumpy Go Cheese!

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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.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. TKR Reptiles

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


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