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Old 10-18-2010, 02:59 PM   #11
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Bobtails and/or external extractors? OK, no real opinion
Rails? Have one on a Taurus 24/7 .45ACP that I keep bedside (with light & laser), my 1911-never!
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No rail fans I guess??

I like the rail and I like the bobtail. I also like the 1911 in other calibers.
Not a surprise coming from a Glock fan-boy.
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Why not have a rail? You just might want to use it?

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Somehow, just looking at an original 1911, convinces me that the design of Mr. Browning needs no modification by me..... functionally, or cosmetically...... but, that's just me.

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Somehow, just looking at an original 1911, convinces me that the design of Mr. Browning needs no modification by me..... functionally, or cosmetically...... but, that's just me.
Good thing we don't have the same mindset about cars, or tv's, or......

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Good thing we don't have the same mindset about cars, or tv's, or......


Cars, and TV's and many other things NEED to be improved..... the 1911 did not. That's why it's had the length of service, and popularity that it has. But then, most folks already know that.

I don't care for a rail on any firearm..... especially a 1911.
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Cars, and TV's and many other things NEED to be improved..... the 1911 did not. That's why it's had the length of service, and popularity that it has. But then, most folks already know that.

I don't care for a rail on any firearm..... especially a 1911.
Just poking at you.

It's all just personal preference. I suppose if I had one in the service for any length of time I wouldn't be too happy to see all the new fandangle stuff going on with it.
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I have rails on some other pistols and like them. I know very well the pros and cons of keeping a light on the rail, but choose to do so for my HD pistol. Having one hand free if needed, but still a viable light source, is a tremendous benefit for HD IMO.

Additionally, the added weight of the rail (or a full length dust cover like the STI offers, or the heavy coned barrel of the Wilson & NH) makes for a very soft shooting 1911.

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Just poking at you.

It's all just personal preference. I suppose if I had one in the service for any length of time I wouldn't be too happy to see all the new fandangle stuff going on with it.

I know you were poking a bit, and that's fine. I've said for over 30 years that most everything relative to firearms is personal preference. I also think that age has a lot to do with what some folks like. I'm 63 in a few days, and I resist the hell out of change..... even when the digital clock changes........ see, digital clocks changed because some folks had a tough time with the analog version .... but anybody can handle an original 1911.........

...and like that........
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Don't really see the issue with external extractors but don't like the look of the rail on a 1911. This coming from someone that ONLY has Sig 1911s so my opinion may not count

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