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Smith And Wesson 1911's.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Foxtrotx1, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Foxtrotx1

    Foxtrotx1

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  2. bac1023

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    Its a great model. :)


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  3. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    If they made a the full size 5 inch in the Scandium frame I'd be interested. I really like their 1911 PD models. All in all they make some quality 1911's and from my experience their factory mags that come with their guns seem to be better than the Kimber crap mags. According to their site,




    <table><tbody><tr><td class="col1" colspan="2">SW1911E "E" Series:</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">A1.</td><td class="col2">White Dot Front Sight</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">A2.</td><td class="col2">White Dot Rear Sight</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">A3.</td><td class="col2">Chamfered and Recessed Muzzle</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">A4.</td><td class="col2">"Fish Scale" Scalloped Slide Serrations</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">A5.</td><td class="col2">Precision Fit Trigger</td></tr></tbody></table>
    <table><tbody><tr><td class="col1" colspan="2">SW1911SC "E" Series:</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">B1.</td><td class="col2">Front Tritium Night Sight</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">B2.</td><td class="col2">Rear Tritium Night Sight</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">B3.</td><td class="col2">Textured Rear Side of Slide</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">B4.</td><td class="col2">Scandium Alloy Frame</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">B5.</td><td class="col2">Ambidextrous Thumb Safety</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">B6.</td><td class="col2">Round Butt Carry Frame</td></tr> </tbody></table>
     
  4. awpk03s

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    Smith & Wesson make fine 1911 pistols. I really like their E series bobtail commander with the melonite slide, someday I may pick one up. I currently own a S&W Pro Series 3" Subcompact model, and it's a real gem.

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  5. bikewriter

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    My friend picked up a Performance Center 5" two-tone and the 1911 absolutely is awesome. Price paid was about $1400 off GB, brand new, and while he was hesitant with online comments regarding, well, everything, he ranks it up there with his nice semi-customs.
     
  6. a45sArtwork

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    The new E series are nice. I personally still think that the external extactors are very ugly

    If I could do it all over again I would buy a RIA for my first 1911. Put it through its paces, become a great shoot with the 1911 platform then spend the real money on something nice and notice the world of difference and become an even better marksman.

    Just my $0.45 worth. Either way, good luck man.
     
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  7. R0CKETMAN

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    I agree. The external extractor is the only thing I just can't get over.
     
  8. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    Given all the problems people seem to have with fussing and tuning internal extractors, a properly executed external one seems a plus to me, not a minus.
     
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  9. rsxr22

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    How many companies use external opposed to internal?:dunno:
     
  10. TSAX

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    Are we still talking about guns :whistling:
     
  11. doneroman

    doneroman SheepDogs-R-Us

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    I have several of their pistols, but not a 1911. One thing you can count on with S&W is their customer service Dept. being top notch. Any problems: call their CS, they'll ship you a mailing label, and take care of the rest. A+
     
  12. bac1023

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    Smith does have great service, from what I've seen.
     
  13. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    Smith and Sig are the 2 that come to mind. Kimber tried it, and they failed horribly with it and went back to internal.
     
  14. Cobra64

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    Zero issues with mine at 2k+ rounds through it...


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    Same with my Performance Center...


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  15. bac1023

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    Try harder. :cool:
     
  16. awpk03s

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    With all the cosmetic atrocities that plague 1911s these days, I am more than okay with an external extractor.
     
  17. Cobra64

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    Yup, and how about the megabucks custom piece you have with an external extractor? :supergrin:
     
  18. carguy2244

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    Wrong place sorry.

    Thanks.
     
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  19. I have the Pro series 1911 in 9mm and it's one of my favorite range guns. I've never had any problems with it.