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Old 01-08-2020, 08:12 PM
Plantar5 Plantar5 is offline
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So, whats the preference on frame/barrel size, government, commander, CCO?
Or does that not matter as much as a LR?...

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Old 01-08-2020, 08:15 PM
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So, whats the preference on frame/barrel size, government, commander, CCO?
Or does that not matter as much as a LR?
To me, those things matter more than a light rail.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:35 PM
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I guess you'll just have to tell the Marine Corp that the Colt M45A1 is fugly

Guess you ain't up on current events:

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Old 01-08-2020, 08:55 PM
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I think they are ugly. But the one I have with a rail, gets a light at times when in use.
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Old 01-08-2020, 09:51 PM
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I have 3 that don’t and 1 that does. It’s a Dan Wesson Specialist and I freaking love it! Do I like the look of a classic non railed 1911? Hell yes I do. Do I also like the railed look? Yep! Opinions don’t matter, there’s no wrong or right. If you like em fine, if you don’t that’s fine too. Personally aside from usefulness I just think it looks badass!
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:18 PM
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I have built and own both railed and non-railed 1911s Blued and Stainless. They all have character and all are 1911s.
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Old 01-09-2020, 07:23 AM
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Not a big fan, but do own one.....

I own 21 1911 pistols, yes 21. Out of them I only own one with a combat rail. It's a Smith & Wesson. One of only two Smith & Wesson's I own, the other being the Dirty Harry Model 29, .44 Magnum with the 6 inch barrel. Surprisingly it's the one I carry every day to work, maybe because out of all my 1911's it's my least favorite, but does make a good defense gun due to the weight of the added front rail I have noticed recoil is less than on non-rail models. Would I buy another one with a rail? Probably not, never have been much of a fan of the rails, but it was a good deal on the gun at Cabelas. It was on sale lat year for almost $250 off the regular price which is why I bought it and did some customizing on it myself. I blacked the gun out because I am not a fan of stainless parts on a black gun.
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Old 01-09-2020, 07:57 AM
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As for looks, yes I think the 1911 may look cleaner without a rail, however if I am going to use the 1911 for duty/defense then a rail is a must and I dont think the look horrible.
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:10 AM
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In truth I had to go and check - I knew my 1911 didn't have a rail, but it turns out two other handguns in my safe DO have rail cutouts. Who knew? Not me obviously - lol I guess I'll have to go out and buy a couple small disco balls or sumthin' to hang from the slots? You know...for when I'm swinging through windows on a rope to crash illegal disco parties and such.

In the real world I very much agree that I don't want to use a 9mm/45ACP 'flashlight' in my home.
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:49 PM
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Extra weight . Gives extra Control . HRT likes them

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Old 01-09-2020, 11:04 PM
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I donít carry my 1911 most of the time because it lacks a rail.
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:21 AM
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Extra weight . Gives extra Control . HRT likes them

Nice. So, it seems we need both...
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:03 AM
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I have 2 five inch guns with rails but many more that don’t. I do wish I had a lightweight Commander with a rail.
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Is it because I think they look better? Heck no! They do however look better than any Glock with a rail. I think we are all in love with classic non railed versions but does that mean we must change platforms so as not to mess with the classic lines? There is still the physical reasons for choosing the 1911 and I want them!
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:20 AM
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I'm a Marine so I like a Colt M45A1.

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Old 01-10-2020, 05:23 PM
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I don't want a 1911 with a rail. That's like putting a handlebar mustache on Gene Tierney. I have some highly reliable plastic guns for defense. The rails on them don't bother me because plastic guns aren't beautiful with or without rails. But even with the plastic guns, I still haven't mounted lights, largely because I don't like the idea of a loaded .45 caliber flashlight. There are enough nightlights throughout the house that I wouldn't need it anyway except possibly to momentarily blind the bad guy. Still, I've been thinking of putting a light on one of them, just in the off chance that a home invader might break in during a power outage.

As for my 1911s, they're my beautiful range friends.
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Old 01-10-2020, 05:54 PM
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There are some lights that rapidly flash. Pissed off the boss lady by showing her that feature.

I agree, though, aesthetics on a 1911 are less pleasing with a rail.


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Old 01-10-2020, 07:00 PM
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I don't need a rail. I don't really want one. I prefer the look and feel of a 1911 without.

But I am not anti.
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Old 01-10-2020, 07:27 PM
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I dont like guns with rails period. 1911, Beretta 92, Sig P226, CZ75. No rails for me.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:17 PM
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If you have a good amount of 1911ís already and you need a true working version of it, would it be better to substitute a Glock instead so you could have a rail or keep your 1911 with a rail. Come on cavemen, move on from the Stone Age and allow some accessories.
I agree I also hated them until I bought and started shooting a Sig Scorpion I think that added weight up front makes it sweeet to shoot
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:04 AM
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I do not agree. I prefer to have options and tactical advantages to my weapons. A light rail, night sights, and magwells are tactical advantages that I prefer to have.

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Old 01-11-2020, 07:08 PM
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Nothing screams "Mall Nina" quite like rails on a handgun.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:49 PM
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Nothing screams "Mall Nina" quite like rails on a handgun.
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:52 PM
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my colt rail gun

I understand why some people find the rail on a classic 1911 kind of a eye sore. But I got a real deal on my colt and since it is my home protection gun, the rail works great for my light.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:44 PM
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I like options. I love a clean 1911 that is well done, but I also like a 1911 that is just as useful and adaptable as a polymer gun.

Rails don't hurt and provide options. Looking forward to owning a Dan Wesson Specialist Commander 9mm one day...how many "rules" did I break with that desire?
Sounds like a winner to me.

Great gun.


All the rail-haters crack me up.


Probably wasnít all that long ago when folks hated the looks of btgs......or non-spur hammers......or modern sights.


I personally donít care for ambi safeties, but to a left handed shooter they make perfect sense.


I donít need a rail on each of my 1911ís.....but appreciate having it on a select few.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:46 PM
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I do not agree. I prefer to have options and tactical advantages to my weapons. A light rail, night sights, and magwells are tactical advantages that I prefer to have.

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