Epoxied the Rail to the Frame....
I did not mean to say they were.I did not know Tripp-McCormick was the first double stack.
Yea, the way your sentence was parsed it did seem like you could have said Tripp - McCormick made the first 2011 or the first double stack (as in 1911 with wider mag well). So it was the 2011.I did not mean to say they were.
I think PO's was the first double column 1911ish receiver.
Their first firearm product was the double column receiver only, advertised to be a simple swap of your existing Colt parts. Only later did they move into whole guns.
The first PO product I saw was a primer actuated paintball gun.
Remington bought up PO directly.
Armscor/RIA makes a pretty faithful copy.
Springfield had a double stack that appeared the same, but I have not seen one in person.
Tripp - McCormick designed the 2011 which is an entirely different product. Changes in management led to the split into STI and SVI. Ownership has moved around even after that, plus the several other present makers.
Excellent thread! Thank you for sharing.The Rail Block smoothed out more and a little better fitted...
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I may have to cut down the frame a bit in that pocket....
Funny how my single stack, the rail block cut above the rail fits the contour of the frame perfectly... ...but the RIA double stack, the GI contour is way off...
I never drilled a hole in the rail, I made the exterior dimensions based off the Mil-Spec for the Picatinny Rail and the interior dimensions based off the drawings for the 1911.Why did you drill a hole in the rail? Does this have something to do with mounting it with the epoxy? Or something to do with fitting it up?