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Old 06-15-2017, 04:55 PM
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Railed 1911 choice?

I'm considering a 1911 for a "truck" gun and for home defense, so I'll want to mount a weapon light on it from time to time. These are the contenders:
The Colt and Springfield sure are pretty! I don't choose to afford a top-end pistol such as a Wilson Combat or a Dan Wesson.

It would be my first personal handgun. I'm ultra concerned about safety; I want something that is as nearly "perfectly" safe as is possible in a man-made mechanical device.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:01 PM
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Of those three, IMHO, the Colt is the clear choice. In that price range the Sig TacOps would also be an option with a Series 80' Style FPS. You could also check out Kimber's railed models but I'd take the Colt unless you want to move up to a DW Specialist.
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:58 AM
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Colt

Colt has the best OTD package IMHO. I've been thinking about adding one.

I'd have a gunsmith checker the front strap 25 LPI, replace a plastic MSH with steel and swap the thumb safety for an Ed Brown tactical. Then, it would be rock solid in your while shooting with a light mounted.

Good hunting!
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:06 AM
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Sounds like a Colt Combat Unit.
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:18 AM
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My truck and nightstand gun.
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:33 AM
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My truck and nightstand gun.
Nice! Does it have a Picatinny rail under that light, or do you have another solution?
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:22 AM
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I'm considering a 1911 for a "truck" gun and for home defense...

It would be my first personal handgun. I'm ultra concerned about safety; I want something that is as nearly "perfectly" safe as is possible in a man-made mechanical device.
Bob, not sure what you mean by " perfectly safe ".

Also, stated this will be your first personal handgun do you mean it will be your first handgun that you owned practiced and fired?
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:27 AM
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Nice! Does it have a Picatinny rail under that light, or do you have another solution?
No,it doesn't have a rail under the light.
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:41 AM
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Bob, not sure what you mean by "perfectly safe."

Also, stated this will be your first personal handgun do you mean it will be your first handgun that you owned practiced and fired?
I had an Honor Defense Honor Guard single stack 9mm for a month, or so, until it fired when my wife accidentally dropped it the in the driveway (no one was hurt).

By "perfectly safe," I'm looking for a weapon designed to go off when I need it to, but NOT to go off if I don't. Glocks are about what I'm thinking: they have striker, sear, and trigger passive safeties. They are designed, and I believe successful, at going off only when you pull the trigger (with the exception of if something were to get wedged in the trigger guard - there are stories...).

So this will be the first handgun that I will own for myself. I've fired other guns, but not as much as I would my own, and I've never had a truck or house gun.

A 1911 without a firing pin safety is a worry to me. Colts generally have one, Springfields generally don't.
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:41 AM
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No, it doesn't have a rail under the light.
Do how do you mount the light?
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:05 AM
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Do how do you mount the light?
The pistol in the picture is a railed gun. You guys were just not on the same page about the question you were asking. You asked "is there a rail underneath that light" and I think you were simply asking if there is a rail on the pistol that the light is attached to.
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:20 AM
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The pistol in the picture is a railed gun. You guys were just not on the same page about the question you were asking. You asked "is there a rail underneath that light" and I think you were simply asking if there is a rail on the pistol that the light is attached to.
Yes. Is the weapon light attached to a rail system? Which model pistol is it?
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:33 AM
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Yes. Is the weapon light attached to a rail system? Which model pistol is it?
Looks like a Colt rail gun.
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Old 06-16-2017, 11:15 AM
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Sorry, I thought you were wondering if the light had a rail on it itself. My mistake but it is the 1070RG 45acp rail gun. The same model of COLT you were looking at. I just wanted to give you a picture of what it would look like with a light attached. But the 10 round Chip McCormick magazine was a separate purchase.
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:46 AM
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Colt rail gun
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:58 AM
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What if we throw the Kimber TLE/RL II into the mix?

http://www.kimberamerica.com/custom-tle-rl-ii-tfs
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:29 PM
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Ruger has one that could be considered but I would pick the Colt out of those listed.
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:53 PM
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picked up the CCU in 9mm, tuned the extractor, relieved the ejector a scosh. There is a very slight rattle in the frame to slide fit. Polished the feed ramp a little, not much. Installed the Harrison medium trigger. Runnin 10 round Tripps thru it. Dream of a gun

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Old 06-18-2017, 11:09 PM
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picked up the CCU in 9mm, tuned the extractor, relieved the ejector a scosh. There is a very slight rattle in the frame to slide fit. Polished the feed ramp a little, not much. Installed the Harrison medium trigger. Runnin 10 round Tripps thru it. Dream of a gun
oh... did the egw springs and pin kit for the thumb safety engages a lot nicer now.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:41 AM
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BOB :
Here again at Colt if you spend a little more money you get a lot more
gun . The Colt Combat Unit rail gun has checkering and better grips .
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:24 AM
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picked up the CCU in 9mm, tuned the extractor, relieved the ejector a scosh. There is a very slight rattle in the frame to slide fit. Polished the feed ramp a little, not much. Installed the Harrison medium trigger. Runnin 10 round Tripps thru it. Dream of a gun.
That IS a nice gun. Are there particular advantages to it over the Colt Rail Gun in 9mm?
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:23 AM
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That IS a nice gun. Are there particular advantages to it over the Colt Rail Gun in 9mm?
Front strap checkering, tritium front sight, G10 grip panels, dual recoil spring are the main differences other than the finish.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:07 PM
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If it is not a Colt, then it is an imitation. Just my 2.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:02 PM
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Of those three, IMHO, the Colt is the clear choice. In that price range the Sig TacOps would also be an option with a Series 80' Style FPS. You could also check out Kimber's railed models but I'd take the Colt unless you want to move up to a DW Specialist.
The DW Specialist does exceed your self imposed budget but it is a lot of gun.I really enjoy mine.

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Old 06-19-2017, 08:19 PM
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The DW Specialist does exceed your self imposed budget but it is a lot of gun.I really enjoy mine.

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I know Dan Wessons' have a very good reputation. What important things do you think the price difference gets you over a Colt?

Also, DW has no firing pin safety, which worries me about a potential accidential muzzle drop. How are you protected?
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