No Tap 1911 scope mount?


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DMK
September 18, 2005, 09:48 PM
Has anybody tried one of these scope mounts for 1911s(or any other pistol)? It looks almost too good to be true.

I'd love to play around with a red dot on one of my 1911s, but don't want to permanently damage it with holes in the frame.

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=63&title=1911+AUTO+GRIP+SCOPE+MOUNT&s=411
1911 AUTO GRIP SCOPE MOUNT

Replaces the grip on the right side of Colt-Style semi-auto frame so it can't interfere with thumb safety operation. "Quad Lock" installation system securely attaches the mount to the frame at four points. Accepts Weaver-style rings. No drilling or tapping.

SPECS: Black-anodized, extruded aluminum. Approx. 51/2" long, 6" (15.2cm) high. Includes mounting pins and instructions. Cannot be used with ambi safety or ambi slide release.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=17011&stc=1&thumb=1

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wally
September 19, 2005, 08:54 AM
Looks liket he Leupold POS I tried -- replaces the right side grip panel and often interferes with ejection. I had to grind the heck off the back end to get mostly reliable ejection. Very uncomfortable as a grip too, I had to put a Houge "Hand-all" over it and trim it so the grip safety was not deactivated.

I'd give two thumbs down to this for sure.

If your intrest is in mounting a "Red Dot" sight, IMHO forget the mounts and look at the J-Point. I put one on my RIA and its fantastic: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=1734761#post1734761

--wally.

JoeHatley
September 19, 2005, 10:14 AM
Mine works great. It replaces the left grip, so it has to be used with a standard thumb safety. IIRC... the brand is NPC.

http://www.iowatelecom.net/~hatley/sw1911_sf.jpg

I bought a couple from Brownells, but that was about 3 years ago. I don't see them currently listed.

Clark Custom, AimTech, and B-Square still offer right side grip replacement mounts.

Good Luck...

Joe

wally
September 19, 2005, 03:45 PM
Duplicate deleted not sure how it happened!

Edit: One that replaces the right side grip panel (like shown in the photo of the S&W) might work better, but definitely do not buy the one you showed the photo of. If you insist I'll sell you mine cheap!

--wally.

DMK
September 20, 2005, 08:54 AM
Thanks guys!

Cool pic JoeHatley :)

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