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First 1911 on order

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by BlackPaladin, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. BlackPaladin

    BlackPaladin

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    After a lot of thinking on the subject, I veered away from my Glock for one exception, with the 1911 centennial and all:supergrin:.

    I placed an order for a Smith and Wesson TFP model as my first. The reason behind this specific model was I wanted a rail-less black, full sized frame. I wanted something basic, but good to go out of the box. I was able to get a price of $755+tax, which seems ok anyway. Will post pics on arrival!
     
  2. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    Congrats! :cool:

    Looking forward to pics.
     

  3. BlackPaladin

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    I do hear a bit of concern about S&W using external extracters in these models. Is this something I should be any concerned over, or no big deal?
     
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    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    Congrats! :cool:

    S&W got it right. I've not heard nor read of any issues with their external extractors.

    This has about 3k rounds through it with zero issues.

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    you may never go back. $500 plastic may be a thing of your past. mucho congrats.
     
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    Very nice. Congrats. I like the S&W 1911s, haven't heard of any problems with the external extractor, you should be fine.
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats and welcome to the Dark Side. :thumbsup:
     
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    Congrats.

    Post pics.
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    Congrats!!!

    yes, welcome!!!! we have donuts!!!

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    Congrats, can't wait to see the pics.
     
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    You don't hear it from anyone who actually owns one.
     
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    Good luck and enjoy the new shooter.
     
  15. MD357

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    That's not true..... Yam puts a number of rounds downrange and this is what he's said about them.


    Although I WILL say it was interesting that he called the new E-series GTG when the extractor pin fell out?
     
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    I couldn't agree more as my S&W Sc1911 was poorly fitted with cheap MIM and an even cheaper trigger that caused the pistol to fail at the 3000K-ish round count.


    ..........the EE worked great though!
     
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    BigDeeeeeeee Reluctantly Deplorable!

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    Congrats! There's no turning back now.:cool:
     
  18. BlackPaladin

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    Will definetely post pics when it arrives, I could have been a little more forthcoming on that. I ordered it last Wednesday however it is a 3-6 month wait for this model at this time. I called and talked to Mike Fischer this afternoon in regards to this as he is the law enforcement sales coordinator for S&W for my area. He said that S&W's equipment for manufacturing this pistol was out of commission for awhile as the machinery was getting so worn out that they could not keep parts in the correct tolerances. He said that they have brought in new equipment and that they will be up and running shortly and at that time, start filling in backorders first to get things going. He said that 3-6 months is a realistic timeframe, so that is dissapointing, but he did say to call back in a month or so and he would see what strings could be pulled.

    Edit, realized that EE is a series
     
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    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    grats I like to own a Smith and Wesson 1911 one day to.
     
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    Congrats! :cool:

    Smith makes a great 1911.