View Full Version : Laser sight for 1911

December 15, 2009, 11:14 AM
I own a Ed Brown special forces 1911 without a laser rail, which brand and what type ( grip or internal guide rod) of laser would you purchase ? This is my first post and any help would be appreciated.

Thank you


December 15, 2009, 11:45 AM
Crimson Trace. Got one of my G30. Purtting one on my new Kimber too.


December 15, 2009, 06:38 PM
I remember seeing a laser in the recoil spring plug, not sure if it was custom or manufactured. I don't even remember where I seen it.

I second the Crimson Trace, they are nice and not bulky like how I thought they would been.

December 15, 2009, 09:38 PM
Go with a front activated Crimson Trace grip. By far it's the best way to go.

4V50 Gary
December 15, 2009, 11:40 PM
Advantage of the guide rod style is that its cleaner and doesn't add to the external bulk of the gun. The disadvantage is that it can, because it is close to the muzzle, become sooted up and that defeats the laser. So long as you wipe it down (with whatever material recommended by the mfg) you should be fine.

The advantage of the Crimson Grip is that it won't become sooted up. However, it adds to the grip but not substantially so. If you wear thick gloves because of winter conditions, make sure the glove doesn't interfere with the laser.

I have both systems, but not on the same gun. My Sig P220 has an internal system and I've a revolver that has Crimson Grip.