Gun Geek Posted March 1, 2004 Share Posted March 1, 2004 You guys have probably noted there is a new crop of 1911 rail guns that have come out over the last few years. By "rail gun" I mean that they have a picatinny rail sculpted into the dust cover for attaching your favorite piece of hi-tech gear. A discussion has come up in our club about whether these are legal for IDPA use. The theory is that they are too heavy and they have an extended dust cover. I think the latest is from Sig and is called a "GSR". I was reading today in the NRA rag about it and noticed that it weighs 41.6oz with an empty mag. I went and looked a Sig's site, and they say 39.2oz w/o the mag. That also puts the wieght of a mag at 2.4oz. The LGB puts a weight limit in CDP of 41.0 oz unloaded. Doing the subtraction, a gun w/o a mag must weigh less than 38.5oz Then I got to thinking about several other guns on the market (Kimber TLE/RL, Springfield, etc). and looked them up. There are lots that give their unloaded weight around 38 -39 oz. In fact most of Wilson's fullsize offerings are in this range. I also found that the rails caused the dust covers to be slightly longer. The LGB says no extended dust covers. When I did some research on this board, I saw that guns had been weighed at matches with the mag. So, the questions are: 1) Do you weigh the gun with an empty mag? The implication of this is enormous! (even Wilson only has 1 model (KZ-45) that would safely make weight). 1/2oz is the weight of a base pad on a mag, or an ambi saftey, etc. 2) Are the rails considered extended dust covers? Thanks!! Geek Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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