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Cary1911
09-04-2011, 12:38 PM
Has any1 tried this product or have any input: http://www.opticsplanet.net/caa-1911-under-barrel-rail.html

Looks like it could be cool, but only if it fits nice and tight...

Loner
09-04-2011, 10:51 PM
No experience with them, but here are reviews from CTD:

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/49511-1.html

Cary1911
09-05-2011, 1:49 AM
Wow terrible reviews. Seems though that a couple committed buyers made it work by tapping holes in their dust covers or trigger frames, neither of which sounds good to me.

brando
09-05-2011, 3:35 PM
The Dawson rail has been the way to go for well over a decade, at least before 1911 frames were being built with integrated rails (Caspian for example).

Cary1911
09-11-2011, 10:44 AM
Thanks for the info^. Can't seem to find a tac rail on the Dawson site though...

brando
09-11-2011, 2:52 PM
http://www.dawsonprecision.com/CategoryProductList.jsp?cat=+DAWSON+PRECISION+PROD UCTS:DP+Light+Rails

Also, Novak makes something similar...
http://www.novaksights.com/products/lightrails.html

Back about 10 years ago you needed a smith to install these but the newer models may torque on easily and not need any drilling or fitting.

D.carden
09-11-2011, 3:04 PM
Another choice by Surefire....
http://www.surefire.com/MR07-Mounting-Rail

Cary1911
09-14-2011, 12:15 AM
That surefire rail adapter looks pretty cool, mite pick that one up to run the streamlight tlr-2. thanks for the link!

I still don't see how that rail adapter from dawson mounts to a 1911 frame...

uscbigdawg
09-14-2011, 8:05 AM
You drill and tap the frame for the rail.

Rich