If you have a good amount of 1911’s already and you need a true working version of it, would it be better to substitute a Glock instead so you could have a rail or keep your 1911 with a rail. Come on cavemen, move on from the Stone Age and allow some accessories.
Nothing looks finer in my eyes than a bone stock M1911A1. From a pure aesthetic perspective, my non-railed 1911’s look much more appealing to me than my railed ones, but thats where the love affair ends.
Conversely, my railed 1911’s are true performance machines in comparison, they can do what a non-railed 1911 can’t. They can stay on target better, recover from follow-up shots quicker and can accommodate an endless amount of railed accessories, thus making them ideal for a myriad of roles.
Seems like most handguns these days incorporate a rail - not many of them do it better than our beloved 100+ year old designed 1911.