Buying 1911 and deciding between the a rail or no rail.
Personally I like it without a rail, but can buy with rail for around $1100
rail is nice to have, its nearly impossible to find an off the shelf holsters for 1911s with rails/ lights, they never quite fit right and god forbid you ever change something like the slide release
that being said if you dont plan on ever putting a light on it save yourself the hassle and dont get a rail
I don't believe I intend on swapping any parts on it. I do like the ability to add a light when I want it
I have found these 2 holsters but not sure of either brand's quality. Anyone have any experience with these brands or have a recommendation for 1911 5" with rail IWB holster?
They have an option for 1911 with rail and for Colt/Kimber/Springfield/etc
I have the same holster for my glock 27 but was not sure with a 5" barrel on the 1911
Get the Colt with the new version rail. It is solid on the bottom of the rail as opposed to having a groove.
Also has a national match barrel, undercut trigger guard, and the dual recoil spring setup. I think it's a great value.
Currently waiting on a Garrett industries iwb holster.
Garrett industries leather lined kydex holster.
My two cents
Colt has the history edge, and most people who want a 1911 specifically a colt 1911 want the history. So I go a basic GI colt 1911 government for that reason, then bought a tactical Wilson combat with front serrations, skeletonized hammer, rails, ect so I got to fill both needs. The 1911 game is a fun one if you can afford it
1911 autists will tell you it can never have a rail because it isn't what JMB designed.
1911 enthusiasts will tell you to make up your own mind and be independent nigga, biatch.
What brand/model is the 1911 on the bottom with the slick slide? It looks kind of Les-baer-y with those serrations but I can't be sure.
I need a rail, I put it on. I get tired of it, I take it off.
Same, it's a great rail alternative. Although I think they're discontinued as I can't find one for sale anywhere.
Test units failed after very high round counts and no recoil spring changes.
Frames and slides cracked resulting in the larger railed section, wider spaced slide cocking serrations, and double recoil spring setup on the m45a1.
Newer rail guns share these changes.
Colt's RG is inferior to other railed 1911s. I'd take a Kimber over modern Colts until Colt gets it's QC and cost under control.
Why are you buying RGs over the operators, Sig whatevers, Kimbers etc of the world again?
Below is a summary of broken or cracked components produced as a result of this reliability test:
· 6 broken slide stops
· 5 broken ejectors (legs sheared)
· 4 cracked slides
· 3 broken thumb safeties
· 2 broken front sights
· 1 cracked frame at the accessory rail
· 1 broken extractor
· 1 broken plunger tube (legs sheared)
4) After firing 150 rounds, the recoil springs reduced in length from 7.32 inches to 6.46
inches. After 450 rounds, the recoil springs measured approximately 6.38 inches in
length. After 4,500 rounds, the recoil springs measured approximately 5.94 inches in
5) On multiple occasions when replacing the recoil spring with a new one, the new recoil
spring would kink and bind the slide so that it would not cycle (similar to what occurred
with UUT 11B13). Pulling out the new spring would reveal that it had received a
permanent bend as a result of this binding (see Figure 10). Depending on the severity
of the set in the spring, some of the “new” recoil springs had to be replaced again
without ever firing a round so that the slide could move without binding. The assembly
procedure used by the personnel replacing the recoil springs was verified to be as
specified in Colt’s provided Armorer’s manual, so this was not attributed to operator
Different guy here.
That doesnt mean fuck all.
My benchrest rifle, on the outside, looks LNIB. Im about 300 rounds from needing to replace its third barrel, the action has over 30,000 rounds on it. I have been shooting it regularly for 8 years, and I bought it used.
I have carried a ton of different find over the years and except for a short lived expiremental stage as a nub, ain't never tried to carry one with any kind of light or lazer.
Keep that slide slim and sleek to better carry it more better.
I bought the more expensive fobus one for my RIA m2011. Works really well and it weighs 2oz. It took me a bit to get used to the passive retention since I'm used to button retention. Now I just put my thumb on the top of the left side of the holster to stabilize it as I draw. No issues past that.
Spending over a grand on a 1911 is stupid, pic related its a fucking $5000 1911. I will let you guys figure out what's wrong with it.
Aesthetics superior without rail, as well as better shape of gun for comfort and CC.
Do you really *need* a light? Remember the implications of using a flashlight that points exactly where your firearm is pointing, and you may find that (for a pistol) it may be better to carry a light off the weapon.
This is under the assumption you are using a long arm for home defense, and that i do believe in having a light on.
picking up my stainless mk80 5" tmmrw :D
The fuck is going on here?
>"EHH! EHHH! MMNEH!"
>fling mag away dramatically
>this gun isn't threatening enough
>wave another gun around to show you still mean business
>"REEEH! MEEEH! EMMNNEHHH! dah! dah! dah! TEH!"
Was this supposed to be informative?
Supposedly for weight reduction. That is the style that was cracking after like 12000 rounds and no recoil spring changes.
New frame and slide addresses all those issues. It's about 4 oz heavier than the old style gun.
Lots of folks here hating on it, but they haven't used one. It shoots great.