Anyone try this on their 1911?

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    I have a full size Colt Series 80 1911 that I am going to put on night stand duty once I purchase and start carrying my SA Operator. I'd like to have a light on my night stand gun but but the colt doesn't have a rail. Has anyone tried this after market rail?
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    I haven't tried one, haven't even seen one until now, but I find it quite interesting.

    I really, really like WMLs on night stand guns. I had an experience at night once and realized just how difficult it is to acquire a gun and separate flashlight in a hurry. Funny, that night I had a WML on a 1911 I had built and the gun was up and light on as fast as could be. It was the next morning I realized how much more complicated it would have been to manage the gun and a separate light.

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    $180 is a lot to spend on a piece of mall ninja equipment. i wouldn't do it.

    gun in one hand, light in the other.

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    Again all due respect Don, a WML on a night stand is far from mall ninja equipment. That may just be my opinion, but it's based on tons of training, real-world FOF scenarios, and experience.

    Just think about opening a door with a light in one hand and a gun in the other, or try to guide a child, dog, or spouse with both hands tied up.

    I think what many people over look is just how complex it is to grab a gun and a light in the dark when you've just awakened from a bump in the night, and then get both the gun and the light oriented and the light turned on.

    How would you dial 911 holding a gun in one hand and a flashlight in the other? I'm not saying it can't be done, but it is clearly something that needs to be practiced more than having one hand free of 'light' duty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle View Post
    Again all due respect Don, a WML on a night stand is far from mall ninja equipment. That may just be my opinion, but it's based on tons of training, real-world FOF scenarios, and experience.

    Just think about opening a door with a light in one hand and a gun in the other, or try to guide a child, dog, or spouse with both hands tied up.

    I think what many people over look is just how complex it is to grab a gun and a light in the dark when you've just awakened from a bump in the night, and then get both the gun and the light oriented and the light turned on.

    How would you dial 911 holding a gun in one hand and a flashlight in the other? I'm not saying it can't be done, but it is clearly something that needs to be practiced more than having one hand free of 'light' duty.
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    at that price, i'd rather buy another gun with a rail....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Glock View Post
    at that price, i'd rather buy another gun with a rail....
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    I have to agree with that. It's one of the reasons I finally bought a couple of Glock 19's, one of which sits on my night stand every night, with a mounted Surefire X300. My 1911's are free of rails, however, as I don't want a light on my carry weapon, and I carry a little Surefire G2 LED around.
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    I remember seing a rail that was screwed to the frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Glock View Post
    at that price, i'd rather buy another gun with a rail....
    $180 gets you quite a ways toward an additional gun w/ a rail.
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    This would be a much better option...

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