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1911 help

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by kronic1, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. kronic1

    kronic1 camas Member

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    Need help finding a tac style frame for my 1911. I want a bobtail frame with a tac rail.
    Does anyone know who makes one?
     
  2. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Other than going custom route I don't know of any factory railed bobtails. That's why I started on my own.
    Is pick up an RIA (for budget) or an SA Operator and do the bobtail yourself. It's not too difficult.
     
  3. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Check out Caspian's line - they have tac rail frames for sure, not sure about bob tail though -that might be a mod you gotta do yourself.
     
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  4. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    'Look at Brownell's. They carry many different frames. If you're handy, the Bobtail conversion should be pretty straightforward to do if you can't find one already done that way.
     
  5. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    Call gary at foster (caspian), he has a constantly changing inventory, the website doen't get updated with the one or two of a kind because they go pretty fast.

    I know you "want what you want" and it's a personal decision, but, why a bobtail? I carry a race ready foster framed 1911 with an integral mag well, never a problem with concealment.
     
  6. kronic1

    kronic1 camas Member

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    Your right but it's not a carry thing. I just like the bobtail, fits really good in my big fat hands. Lol
     
  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I think SIG make one with rail on bobtail frame.
     
  8. kronic1

    kronic1 camas Member

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    Looking for a frame not the gun;)
     
  9. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I didn't like the looks of a bobtail. It's like a round butt Smith & Wesson. It either fits you or it doesn't. I love both the bobtail and round butt Smith, but I never liked them at all until I held them. Nothing fits my hand like my CBOB or the 686+ round butt I stupidly sold...
     
  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Bobtails should be called something other than 1911 IMHO
     
  11. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Brownells has a jig for boring a new MSH hole and they also have the bobbed MSH. I have done a couple and it's real easy. PM me if you decide to do it yourself. Here's my Kimber TLE II with graphite black cerakote.

    Kimberbob-tail011.jpg
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    This is another one I did. I contoured these grips to fit and they cover the pin. The grips on the Kimber are were ordered bobbed.
    ErichsChampion001.jpg
     
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  12. kronic1

    kronic1 camas Member

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    Who did the finish on you 1911?