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Old 09-28-2018, 11:33 AM
steviesterno steviesterno is offline
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who makes a railed, coated 1911

that isn't Colt or Kimber? A year or 2 ago I realized I want to be able to put a light on a pistol. I also wanted something that held up well to the elements and could be carried easily enough for something like Harvey or Flo, since that seems to be the kind of SHTF that actually happens. So I got an M&P 2.0c, since it was cheap, easy to throw a light on, carries a bunch of rounds, etc.

But what I forgot is that I just don't like polymer pistols. I shoot them well enough, but they don't do it for me. I like whiskey, analog watches, and 1911s damn it

I haven't shopped for a 1911 in a while but if I wanted something with a rail for a light and coated in something, what are my options? I have previous negative experiences with Colt and Kimber so they are off the table, but would be open to other makes. Decent quality but not crazy, currently have 2 Baers and not sure I want to drop $2k on something that fits these criteria. Could probably go $1k, would have to (and I'm willing to) save up a while longer if there's something significantly better in the $1500 range.
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:17 PM
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All of Springfield's Operators have ArmoryKote
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:49 PM
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Your best bet is to buy the gun you want and send it to Robar for the finish. That allows you to get THE gun you want and finish it inside and out.
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Old 09-28-2018, 01:16 PM
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Sig Tac-Ops in Nitron, here's mine. The finish wears like iron.
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:02 PM
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SACS, WC, NHC.....

Buy used to stay in your budget.
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:47 PM
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SACS, WC, NHC.....

Buy used to stay in your budget.
I will literally buy every Springfield custom shop, Wilson combat, or Night Hawk you show me for $1k. every one. like I'd clean out my 401k to do it.
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Old 09-28-2018, 07:17 PM
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Sig scorpion, Cerakoted with rail.
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Old 09-28-2018, 07:21 PM
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Old 09-28-2018, 07:25 PM
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I will literally buy every Springfield custom shop, Wilson combat, or Night Hawk you show me for $1k. every one. like I'd clean out my 401k to do it.
My bad. I thought your budget was $2K
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:04 PM
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Well.....I paid 1400 for my Duty Treat "like new in box" DW Specialist. It was. Never fired.

Deals are out there if you bide your time.
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:49 PM
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This EB sold for $375 over your limit. Looked like a pretty good deal.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/785074520

Used WC can be found for close to your price point.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/785899413

And LB for under. But the ones with a frame for your light don't come along very often. But they do for a good price if you are patient.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/786442850

Here is a GI that you can put your light on. I have watched it relist at least twice. Nice looking pistol. A little above your limit(+$300).

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/786537383

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Old 09-28-2018, 10:57 PM
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Old 09-29-2018, 12:21 AM
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Anacortes gun shop online has your Colt.
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Old 09-29-2018, 03:11 AM
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DW Speialist with “Duty Treat” will scratch your itch!
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:22 AM
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"who makes a railed, coated 1911"

Blind people with no sense of aesthetics. :-)
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:43 AM
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steve so you don't like polymer handguns . Humm. You have to know about every brand of production 1911 has caused some one to have negative experiences with them , LB , DW and Springer included . So how about the run some searches , read lots of post and take a chance with what ever brand you buy . I have Kimbers and colts and those darn thing run 100% reliably .
No interest in a coated anything or screwing up a 1911 with a rail .

good luck !
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:30 AM
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"who makes a railed, coated 1911"

blind people with no sense of aesthetics. :-)
lmao!!!
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:17 AM
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"who makes a railed, coated 1911"

Blind people with no sense of aesthetics. :-)
I already have a blued Baer that lives in a leather/shark holster. Sometimes I want something for bad weather that I won't have to worry about rusting right away. Also, while I know the original option was without a rail, it is nice to be able to mount a solid light/laser. Shoot a night match and see how much faster it is with the light attached.
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:19 AM
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I have Kimbers and colts and those darn thing run 100% reliably .
No interest in a coated anything or screwing up a 1911 with a rail .

good luck !
While I understand that polymer does hit the railed/non-rusting criteria, I don't like them. I don't enjoy shooting them. and I'm tired of having guns I don't like.

I have owned both Colts and Kimbers as well. And personally neither brand does anything for me, so I wanted to strike them from my list.

I haven't shopped in a few years so I was wondering what can be had or what's new (to a 100 year old platform, I get the irony) to the market.
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:41 AM
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DW Speialist with “Duty Treat” will scratch your itch!
It's what I would do.

Though my Kimber Warrior serves fine. Sure the finish wears off when you look at wrong but it shoots well and hasn't rusted yet, despite bumping around the Alaskan Tundra for a few years.
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Old 09-29-2018, 03:37 PM
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Springfield TRP full and half-rail ops have Armory-Kote.

Springfield Mil-Spec and Loaded full rails are parkerized.

Springfield RO Elite Op is Black-T, as is the Operator (Pro) Pro-Rail.

Springfield Master Class Silent Op is Nitrided.

Can't talk to the rest of the SA rail family - only own the above.

Don't own a rail from any other manufacturer.

If SA would make a full rail operator in SS and then Melonite / Nitride / (you name it, essentially very similar chemical processes to darken SS), then I'd jump on it. I will beg them once Dave Williams says the Custom Shop is taking new orders I guess.

Off-question, but related. I do have a couple Sig P250 and P320 that are nitrided. Very pleased with nitride finished stainless.
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:51 PM
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Sig Tac-Ops in Nitron, here's mine. The finish wears like iron.
If it wears like iron, why bother coating it?
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:57 PM
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Dan wesson Specialist is a hard gun to beat and worth the money..
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:52 PM
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I have the gray two tone Springfield TRP with Streamlight attached by my bed. It has been reliable so far.
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:36 PM
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This is my vote as well.
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