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Old 12-29-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Taylor's & Co. in Winchester, Virginia has a new, Picatinny rail-equipped, .45 ACP 1911 pistol in their Taylor's Tactical line. The new gun is built in the Philippines by Armscor.

I’m not a big fan of rail-equipped 1911s for civilian use, but this is a nice, solid pistol with the features today's shooters expect in a combat-ready 1911.

I’m writing an article on it for the “Complete Book of Autopistols 2014”, so I thought, while I’ve got it, I’d put together a little video.




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For those of you who don't watch videos, here's what it looks like



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That looks like a nice gun. The only downside is the rear sight looks like an adjustable sight rather than a standard Novak type. How does it feel amd shoot?

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That looks like a nice gun. The only downside is the rear sight looks like an adjustable sight rather than a standard Novak type. How does it feel amd shoot?
Looks like some type of hybrid of Bomar & Novak sights.
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Sorry, but what changes a "normal" pistol into a "tactical".

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Sorry, but what changes a "normal" pistol into a "tactical".
According to Armscor/Rock Island, adding a beaver tail grip safety, Novak sights and the "ventilated" trigger to a GI 1911 makes it a Tactical model in their product line.

The pistol in the picture is basically a RIA Tactical with a different rear sight and the rail on the frame.

I own two Armscor pistols, an RIA Tactical 9mm and the STI Spartan, both are nice shooters for the money.
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Funny. I guess "tactical" is in the eye of the beholder. Nice gun by the way.

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Sorry, but what changes a "normal" pistol into a "tactical".
The addition of a rail makes it tactical silly. The pistol manufacturers better be careful with the word "tactical" first time a "tactical" pistol is used in a high profile shooting tactical will be turned into assault weapon and then it is all down hill from there. Just look at my state ( Connecticut )
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Looks like some type of hybrid of Bomar & Novak sights.
It does. Its strange looking. And as for tactical, it's a rail. Thats really the only non-standard item other than the mutant sight on RIA pistols. I wonder how much the rail, new sight, and roll mark affected the price.
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Sorry, but what changes a "normal" pistol into a "tactical".
The addition of a rail makes it tactical silly. The pistol manufacturers better be careful with the word "tactical" first time a "tactical" pistol is used in a high profile shooting tactical will be turned into assault weapon and then it is all down hill from there. Just look at my state ( Connecticut )


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