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Where Are All The S&W Owners/Fans?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by thug23, Aug 16, 2011.


  1. thug23

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    So I'm in the market for a new 1911 and because of my states limitations (I've said before that MA. suks when it comes to gun rights) I can only choose a couple of brands out there.
    Anyway I started scanning thru the site here and started to notice NOBODY seems to either own or support S&W models...WHY????
    Am I missing something with S&W or are all the other models that much better?
    Thankx for your imput.
     

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  2. carguy2244

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    I'd guess it's the combination of the company's previous foreign ownership, it's signing of an agreement in year 2000 with the Clinton administration, it's Internal Locking System, it's 1911s external extractor, and perhaps the Sigma.
    S&W revolvers, whether pre ILS or not, are the gold standard, their M&P series off Glock Offs are serviceable weapons, and all the above notwithstanding, there 1911s excellent shooters.
    Additionally, their use of Scandium, and their Performance Center, and their support of shooting sports give them a leadership role in the firearms industry.

    Get a Smith 1911, you won't be disappointed.
     

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  3. BuckyP

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    I just sold my S&W 1911. It was a good gun and very reliable. I did NOT like the GS activated firing pin safety. I'll never buy that setup again. That being said, Smith is now making guns without this travesty, um I mean feature.

    I didn't have a problem with the external extractor, except that it went through the rear cocking serrations and could effect grip on the slide in a hasty situation. I'd say front cocking serrations would fix that, but I'd get crucified here.
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  4. clancy

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    I have a friend who has a Smith 1911. He loves it and it is primary carry piece.
     
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    I have several revolvers, and a 1911 Gunsite.
    The Gunsite is OK, works fine. For some reason it just does not do much for me though.

    Kevin
     
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    Personally, S&W's sloppily fit triggers and grip safties are deal breakers for me. (as well as the grip activated FPS) They're so easy to do there really isn't much excuse for them to not have a decent fit. Honestly, other than a few bare bones models, there isn't much in the sub $1200 category that excites me.


    I think smithing my own guns has turned me into a 1911 snob! :shocked:
     
  7. MD357

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    I think they are getting back on track. They goofed up the external extractor and are doing the right thing with the E-series. Personally, I can't figure out why they can't fit a Grip Safety. It's pretty bad when RIA has a better fit GS than a $900 S&W.
     
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  10. fnfalman

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    Oops.:embarassed:

    Not a fan then. Just got one for the hell of it more than anything.

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    I Like Mine. :cool:

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  13. bac1023

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    I've got a couple and love both of them.


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  14. thug23

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    Thankx guys for the info I appreciate your honesty....and yes I was looking for 1911 owners.

    *bac1023= what model numbers are those two S&W please?
     
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    WHOA !!!! can you lead me to the base models instead? :rofl:
     
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    While I'm thinking about it....I've been reading a lot about the S&W 1911 and its problems and complaints from numerous people over all kind of matters so with that said would buying a base model be as good as one that's $1500.00-$2000.00 ?
    I mean I know the difference in money brings a better product but are they generally build the same?
    Not even sure myself if this makes sense...Lol
     
  18. bac1023

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    Well, the first model is the Performance Center 1911. They sell for $1800-$2K in stores.

    The other is as base as you can get. They sell for about $800.
     
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    I'm only guessing there's a big difference in the performance between the two...and for the price I hope so. BUT there is deffinatley a HUGE difference in the looks as the stainless looks AWESOME !!!!
     
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    They're totally different 1911s. The PC models are outstanding.