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Wilson CQB best light mount

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Spiffums, Nov 3, 2010.


  1. Spiffums

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    I know I tread on the edge of heresy here but besides the railed frame Tactical LE they have..... what is the best way to put a light rail on a Wilson?

    I am not 100% on this and my gut tells me that is what a hand held light is for... but I still want to ask. I have seen some with Dawson and some with Novaks. They say the Novaks ride higher so you can still use of of the holsters you have for standard guns.
     

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  2. AZ Husker

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    You can't use either with a well-boned custom holster. Why have a light rail if you're not going to carry a light?
     

  3. Spiffums

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    I have decided I'm going to treat myself to a Wilson because i may never have the chance to again. i just want to get all my ducks in a row and make sure I buy/order exactly what i want.
     
  4. GJ1981

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    I wouldn't worry about the "heresy" of a 1911 with something useful like a LR. I will never understand the "looks" issues, function > form, but that's another topic.

    You have the right idea in getting it done right the first time. I carried a railed 1911 for sometime and it wasn't as bad a some people make it out to be. With the selection of holsters available, you'll have no trouble finding a quality one for use.

    I will tell you, Wilson will NOT installed the bolt-on style rails. I asked about having it done to my CQB before I took another route and was told they wouldn't even warranty the frame if it was done.

    This was this summer so I doubt anything changed.
     
  5. Spiffums

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    So I would need to get someone like Dawson Precision or someone to install it, unless I can get a master machinist here to fix it.

    I DO NOT plan to let a bubba near it if I go this route.
     
  6. GJ1981

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    I would check with Wilson again, they may have changed their policy or I could have gotten bad info.

    Dawson would be a good choice, so would SA Custom Shop or John Harrison...to name a few that should have good turnaround times.
     
  7. Spiffums

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    I got an email from Wilson today. They said there is 2 options to getting a CQB with light rail. #1 Order the CQBRL or #2 buy an aftermarket rail and they would install it.

    So they have changed their policy.

    But I figured out you can get the bushing barrel on the light rail frame so is probably (99% sure) the route I will go.
     
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    Yes, you can get a standard CQB with a rail, I have one. Its a great gun and I got mine just so it would always be an option for me cause I can always leave a light off if I dont need it, but cant add a light if I do want one if I dont have the rail.

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  10. Spiffums

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    That is my exact thoughts! I still haven't made up my mind about it though. I got a Kimber TLE that has been solid.......knock on wood that I could put a rail on if I really had a need for a rail.

    I know I ramble back and forth but maybe someone will see something I missed in my thought process.................... and if I needed a gun with a rail there is a the SA Operator or Kimber Warrior.
     
  11. Hokie1911

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    I'm sure Dave (drc) would give you a good price on a Guncrafter American. Build quality would be right there with the Wilson.