The feeling of a 1911 is unlike any other pistol platform out there. From its rock-solid construction to its exceptional trigger, the rest of the firearms world has been chasing this one for a long time. Many people get bit by the 1911 bug after a single trip to the range with one.
Many of us started out young with our joy for shooting passed down from family and friends. As a first-time buyer, they may not have had the budget to go straight to a Springfield Operator or other railed model.
So, what do we do if we want to run a weapon-mounted light and keep running our current non-railed Springfield 1911? Oh, and for around only $50? The Recover Tactical CC3P Grip and Rail System. Check out my video review above, and keep reading this article which is continued below.
A Simple Solution
The Recover Tactical Grip and Rail System is a wonderfully simple solution to this issue. It installs in minutes with the simplest of tools — many you likely have in the kitchen junk drawer. For me, it was a flat screwdriver and the allen wrench supplied in the rail kit.
The Recover kit includes two color option grip inserts (Black and Phantom Grey) and two moldings that fully cover the grip and trigger guard, extending out the front bottom side of the frame adding a rail.
Should You Bother?
A weapon-mounted light is a preferred option for illuminating targets in low-light training and fun target practice out on your favorite range. Having a weapon-mounted light allows you to more positively control your firearm under recoil as compared to having a non-attached light in your support hand.
Now, we have all heard one is none and two is one, right? If you haven’t, basically this means to always carry a backup in case your primary tool goes down. Well, having a rail-mounted light allows you to carry both a pocket light and weapon-mounted light with ease.
For me, the Recover Tactical CC3P Grip and Rail System for the 1911 is the perfect solution for me keeping my favorite non-railed Springfield Armory 1911 in the mix and upgraded to a light, but without having to break the bank. A no-gunsmithing solution like this for around $50 is a great option. So, check it out for yourself!
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