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WOW, I did not know what I was missing.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Z400ACDC, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Z400ACDC


    Feb 8, 2007
    Bowling Green Ky
    I traded my new Taurus pt92 with laserlyte shooting bag and 400rounds of 9mm to my FIL for a like new S&W 1911. I loved they way a 1911 looked, but I never thought I would like a pistol with a low volum mag and not a SA/DA. I traded because I knew I could trade or sell the 1911 anytime for more than my 92. He told me to try it out and if I did not like it to bring it back. AFTER I shot it, I thought WOW I didn't know what I was missing. I know it's not a high dollar 1911. I can't afford one of them. But, that S&W held a tight group FOR ME:shocked: At 15 yards most were in a 4'' group, no bag. It won't be a carry gun. I may trade out the Sig for a bedside pistol. Any advise on shooting or taking care of my 1911? THANKS!!!!
  2. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Congrats! :cool:

    A 1911 doesn't have to be high dollar to appreciate the trigger configuration. A few dollars spent later on to sweeten the trigger and accuracy is typically where I put my money first. "Artwork" may or may not come later. :)

    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011

  3. craig19


    Aug 13, 2010
    NE Ohio
  4. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001
    The S&Ws have a reputation that is better than most at the sub $1K price point.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011
  5. 20South


    Nov 18, 2002
    East of CBUS
    Congrats and welcome! The S&W is what turned me onto them as well. Its all downhill from there. Whatever you do, do not go to and even consider his $100 down and 1 year payment plan for a pistol of your choosing...:whistling:
  6. Mr. Gekko

    Mr. Gekko

    Aug 27, 2010
    As a star wars fan, I always liked this one.

  7. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
  8. dsa1115


    Sep 22, 2010
    Suburban Chicago
    S&W produces some very nice 1911's. You don't have to spend 3K to get a good shooter.
  9. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Jeff, you betcha! Since Brian sorta steered me towards this one, it's gotta be a good value. :supergrin:


    Four years (and a few cases of ammo) later, now it's showing a lot of holster wear. :)
  10. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    I know it. :supergrin:
  11. congrats! Sounds like it was well worth the trade.

    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011
  12. Z400ACDC


    Feb 8, 2007
    Bowling Green Ky
    What do you call the finish on the S&W 1911? How does it holdup and what is the best way to care for it? Mine is the older version with the billboard S&W1911.
  13. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Mine is just raw bead blasted stainless steel and is developing wear marks on the front of the slide from my Comp-Tac Kydex holster. As for care, I just field strip it, clean with Hoppe's, grease the rails, and put a drop of oil on pivot points. Developing wear is part of the charm on this and most of my other firearms. Some are semi safe queens and treated differently.
  14. FM12

    FM12 I need AMMO!

    Jun 17, 2007
    I'm on my second S&W 1911, now my favorite 1911. Stainless, Gold Cup accurate, never fails what's not to love? You did well!!
  15. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Guest

    Definitely a trade up from a Taurus no doubt!!.. enjoy your new addiction