There are lots of 1911s out there in shooter's hands and many of them have classic lines without any rails to attach lights or lasers. It's always been a bit of an issue adding that capability to the popular handgun, with some 1911 owners a bit too protective of their precious iron to make radical changes.
But now there's a less invasive option for 1911 shooters to give their guns the rails they need for optical add-ons.
Designed by Tamir Porat, the Israeli engineer who played a pivotal role in building the Tavor bullpup rifle, the ReCover CC3 grip attaches easily to any 1911 frame and adds a tactical capability with minimal effort. The polymer grip retails for about $50 and comes in black, flat dark earth and OD green.