Some classic warbirds, like the original CZ75 and the venerable 1911, were just designed too soon to understand the need to clip lights, lasers, can openers and iPods to them. Recover Tactical has just released this Israeli grip/rail adapter which can teach your old warhorse a few new tricks. But only if you don’t mind the decidedly tech/tactical look of this wraparound Total 1911 Makeover accessory . . .
The CC3 was designed by Tamir Porat, the brains behind the IWI Tavor. The all-polymer unit is available in Black, OD and Desert Sand colors, and installs with standard tools in just a few minutes. And it’s only $50, which is far less costly than even the cheapest gunsmith rail installation. Since it only has to hold lights and lasers (or bottle openers for Darwin Award contestants) it will probably do its job just fine even if there’s a tiny amount of play between the rail and your 1911’s dust cover.
If there’s a fly in the ointment, it’s that this mod won’t fit in most standard 1911 holsters. And that could prove to be a problem for those who actually want to, ya know, carry their newly-railed 1911s. Here’s their press release:
Los Angeles, CA (April 2014) – Recover Tactical is proud to announce the release of the new Recover CC3 2-in-1 grip and rail adaptor for 1911. The patented design of the CC3 fits all standard size 1911 guns and can be easily installed in about three minutes without a gunsmith.
Launched to the public at SHOT Show 2014, the Recover CC3 was design by world renowned Israeli weapons designer Tamir Porat (Porat also designed the IWI Tavor assault rifle). The CC3 grip is manufactured in Israel on the same manufacturing line used by many leading gun manufacturers.
Produced from the same high-grade polymer used by many polymer gun manufacturers, the Recover CC3 will not scratch or damage your gun. Weighing in at only about 80 grams it will not significantly change the weight of your gun or the thickness of the handle.
According to Ron Rosenberg, President of Recover Tactical, “The CC3 offers an incredible value for gun owners who want to add a rail to their 1911 but don’t want to buy a new gun. Our goal is not to offend the purists, but to provide a truly functional and universal rail accessory that won’t break the bank. There is a large market of 1911 owners who can’t wait to get a Recover CC3 onto their gun and they have shown us amazing support so far.”
In fact, nearly all of Recover’s first customers have been very happy with the CC3’s fit on their guns and its feel in their hands. Initial reviews from actual customers on Recover’s Facebook page and on popular gun forums have also proven that the CC3 is a quality design that lives up to its hype.
To help streamline promotion and distribution, Recover has teamed up with CampCo, Inc. to serve as worldwide Master Distributor for all Recover Tactical products. Campco CEO Motti Slodowitz commented that, “Campco distributes a lot of popular brands for the shooting and outdoor sports industries, but the Recover CC3 grip is one of the most innovative products we’ve seen in a long time.”
The Recover 1911 grip and rail system is currently available in black, desert sand and olive green and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Retailing for only $49.99, the CC3 is the easiest and most affordable way to add a full Picatinny rail to any standard sized 1911.