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Railed 1911

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by RedneckRampage, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at railed 1911s, mostly for a bed side pistol. I have it narrowed down to four,

    1. Springfield TRP Operator
    2. Springfield Operator
    3. Kimber TLE/RL II
    4. Colt Rail Gun

    The TRP is the most expensive, but I've heard a lot of good things, and I like the looks. The "plain" operator is a little less. I now Kimber has iffy quality nowadays, same with Colt.

    Top price range is $1500, what should I buy, and why?
     
  2. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    While it seems you are looking at much higher end 1911, have you looked at trying to find a Rock Island Armory 1911 with a rail? They are about 1/3rd the price and fairly solid pistols.

    Just a thought.
     
  3. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I don't want an imported 1911. May be good pistols, but they don't do it for me.
     
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  4. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Fair enough.
     
  5. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    if your sold on that list, go for the TRP. Its suppose to be a slightly downgraded version of the pistol they do for the FBI. Plus, it always gets very high reviews. I think Collion Noir did a review of it and he liked it alot.



     
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  6. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    I've had good luck with my Kimbers so far (my newest Kimber is from 2010) and oldest from 2002 so I personally lean towards the Kimber myself.
     
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Uhh,my TRP isn't quite considered 'high end' even at a $1500 msrp. High end would cost you around the 5k mark or more
    Anyway,redneck,Any of the Springfields would serve you very well. I had the Range Officer and the loaded and now have the TRP. All 3 are great guns.I have held the 'high end ' guns and never saw what the other 2k bought
    Some like to hate on Kimbers but the make a nice 1911 that are most of the time plenty accurate.
    I have never shot the newer colts but since they just folded,I would be very wary buying their products
    And really,for the $500 mark,the Armscor guns ain't bad,but are made over seas
     
  8. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Dan Wesson Specialist.
     
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  9. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    can ya get a specialist for that? might be close. I remember they are Valor quality except they are railed.
     
  10. MEP1000

    MEP1000 Milwaukie Active Member

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    Might want to look at a Sig Sauer 1911. I bought the TacOp and love it.
     
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  11. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I've looked at the Dan Wessons, and they are awesome, but I think a little over my price range. The Sig is nice too, but I don't like that it's not in "true" 1911 form, with the external extractor (same with S&W).
     
  12. LMT10mm

    LMT10mm Hillsboro Member

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    Yes... Even though a sig is not a true 1911, but IMO it's the best railed 1911 for the price. I also have the tac ops and a trp. Both are tac drivers. I prefer the sig because it had a traditional bushing and is easier to field strip. If u end up going with the trp, that will be the last 1911 you'll ever need.
     
  13. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Colin Noir's review of the TRP is exactly how I feel about my two Taurus PT1911s :D
     
  14. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    caspian race ready recon
     
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  15. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Love my Kimber TLE (no rail) and have ooogled the rail version for a bedside cannon for a bit now!
     
  16. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I have a Springfield Lightweight Champion Operator Commander length. It has a rail, and is the most accurate 1911 I have ever shot, even better than the other 2 1911s I have owned (Springfield Ultra Compact, Taurus PT1911ALR).

    Springfield makes them in Government and Commander models. I picked mine up from a dealer in UTAH for $929. This is one that is actually made in USA.

    Best handgun purchase I have made, so far.....

    Here is a pic of what I have from Springfield's website:




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    The world is full of Kings and Queens, who blind your eyes, and steal your dreams. It's Heaven and Hell.....
     
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  17. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Colt has not really "Folded" They declared bankruptcy with their government side and got a loan to keep the civil side afloat. I don't think their 1911s suffered from all that.

    Just the same another vote for TRP
     
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    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Dan Wesson
     
  19. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2005 built Kimber Stainless TLE. Added an extended mag well and vz grips and it runs great. It had some bugs when I first bought it, but once it was broke in, I haven't had an issue since and its been 10 years.
     
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    asiparks PDX Active Member

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