Made from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum and black anodized for additional strength, our line of patented picatinny rail adapters for compact 1911 pistols and Browning Hi Power pistols easily attach to your pistol without drilling, gunsmithing, or performing permanent modifications.
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HOW DOES THE RAILTAC PICATINNY RAIL ADAPTER ATTACH TO MY FIREARM?
Included is a specialized epoxy that is stronger than concrete when fully cured. It is specially formulated to bond to stainless steel, carbon steel and aluminum.The epoxy can withstand magnum recoil, significant heat, and direct blows using a rubber mallet. It provides a superior alternative to drilling and tapping your pistol, while still providing a permanent solution that is only reversible when desired.
To install, first follow your firearm manual's safe handling procedures to ensure that your pistol is unloaded. Next, clean the pistol with an appropriate gun solvent or rubbing alcohol to remove any oil residue or debris.
Position the Railtac picatinny rail adapter onto your pistol and use a pencil or marker to trace the edges of the rail onto your pistol. The lines will act as a placement guide in subsequent steps.
Mix the included two part epoxy and apply a thin layer of epoxy so that it covers the rail adapter's entire mating surface. Position the rail onto the pistol and use several rubber bands to tightly clamp the rail to the pistol, while making any necessary adjustments if the rail moves out of position. Use q-tips dipped in alcohol to remove any excess epoxy smudges or residue prior to the curing process. Allow at least 24 hours for the epoxy to fully cure.
To remove the rail, follow your firearm manual's safe handling procedures to ensure the pistol is unloaded. It is also important that you wear heat resistant gloves for all steps involving use of a heat gun. Protective gloves should be used for all steps using acetone and removal should be done in a well ventilated area.
Using the heat gun, evenly apply heat to the rail for roughly 3-5 minutes then strike the side of the rail with a non-marring mallet to dislodge it. If necessary, repeat the heating process in 1 minute increments and strike again with the rubber mallet. Once the rail is dislodged, allow the pistol and rail to cool before moving onto to the next step.
Once cooled, use a rag and apply acetone directly to any epoxy residue remaining on your pistol and use a brass brush to assist in removal of the residue (Repeat this step until the residue is removed). Soak the dislodged rail in acetone for 24 hours as it will contain most of the epoxy residue. After it has soaked, use the brass brush and/or a dowel/craft stick to remove the remaining epoxy residue.
Blued pistols may require a touch up using a readily available bluing product available at most firearm and sporting goods stores. Again, our method is a superior method to drilling and tapping or using other rail devices made of cheap plastic.
1.25" RT-2 Railtac Picatinny Rail
High Strength/High Heat Epoxy
- Browning Hi Power including variants and clones
- 1911 Officer including Clones
- 1911 Commander including Clones
- 1911 Defender including Clones
- It will fit standard 1911 and Beretta 92/96 series, but our longer Raltac RT-1 model is more appropriate.