Acc-U-Rail on a CCW 1911

Discussion in '1911 Carry' started by Way, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Way

    Way Member

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    Feb 23, 2019
    I'm looking for opinions on having Acc-U-Rails on a 1911 used for CCW.
    I'm looking at a Colt Combat Commander 80 series that has them.
    It also has an Ed Brown barrel and bushing, hard chromed frame, fine checkering on the grip strap, mag well, Bo Mar rear sight and one of the nicest triggers I've ever pulled.
    The slide is signed that it was done by Frank J. Paris

    Thanks
     
  2. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    What is your concern with the rails?

    It is a great way to tighten up a lose 1911 and might be the best option for maintaining that fit.
     
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  3. Way

    Way Member

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    Feb 23, 2019
    My concern is are they reliable for a CCW pistol?
     
  4. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    I would be far more concerned about the feed ramp, barrel throat, barrel fit, exctractor , ejector and magazines for reliability then the acc-u-rails.
     
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  5. Way

    Way Member

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    Feb 23, 2019
    From what information I can find on Frank J. Paris he was a very well respected gunsmith.
     
  6. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    I have 2 . One by Doug Jones , the other by C.T. Brian . Both are well-built and extremely reliable .As Azpoolguy said , I would in other areas if I were concerned about reliability .
     
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  7. Way

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  8. Way

    Way Member

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    Feb 23, 2019
    Everything about the gun looks very well done.
    I was just concerned and the rails breaking or any other issues with them on a CCW weapon.
     
  9. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    The rails are replaceable and don't break unless removed improperly . Not really an issue .
     
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  10. Way

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  11. Way

    Way Member

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    Feb 23, 2019
    Thanks for the information.
    I took a look at C T Brian's web page and if he thinks the rails are good for a CCW weapon then I would have to think they are.
    Have you ever heard of Frank J .Paris before?
    I found some information about him and he seemed to be a very good gunsmith.
     
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  12. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    I've heard of him , but never seen any of his work . He passed a few years ago . He was located in Livonia , Michigan , if I'm not mistaken .
     
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  13. Way

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  14. Way

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    Feb 23, 2019
    Thanks for the information.
    I think I'm going to buy it.
    I'll post a picture if I do.
     
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  15. A45GUNNER

    A45GUNNER Well-Known Member

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    If I'm not mistaken Ted Nugent had several pistols built by Paris many years ago. Just a bit of useless information to add to the post!
     
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  16. Way

    Way Member

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    Feb 23, 2019
    I did read that somewhere.
    I think Handgunner magazine did and article in the late 80's and it was in it.
     
  17. Jim w.

    Jim w. Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2016
    I have only seen one Frank Paris gun in person.
    I have only handled one Accurail gun in person.
    The same gun.
    Very smooth and nice but I think adding the rails to the gun in the OP would be gilding the lily, no real advantage.
     
  18. Way

    Way Member

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    Feb 23, 2019
    I bought the pistol. How can I post pictures?
     
  19. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    Click upload file and select a picture from your phone or PC
     
  20. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    1.) Take a picture with your cell phone.
    2.) Press red upload file button below.
    3.) select photo from your Photo Library and upload.
    4. Post picture.
     

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