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Anyone Have Experience with the Smith & Wesson SW1911 PC

Posted on 12/18/2012 3:09:08 PM PST by Pit1

Want to buys 1911 SW.


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KEYWORDS: 1911; guns; smithwesson
Looking to buy the Smith-Wesson Mod SW1911 Performance Center gun. Does anyone have any experience with this gun. It's new from SW. The review in Handgun Mag is outstanding. Don't know how to post pic, so here is the site link.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_814072_-1_757896_757896_757896_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

Will sell my Kimber 1911 (Gander Mountain) to raise some cash to buy it. MSRP is $1530.

1 posted on 12/18/2012 3:09:23 PM PST by Pit1
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To: Pit1

I just acquired a Springfield 1911 A16 & haven’t put a single round through it yet.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 3:12:51 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Pit1

Well, you had me up until you would sell your Kimber for it. S&Ws in general are great guns, the Cadillac of domestic brands. But the Kimbers are just one step better, the Mercedes Benz (I know I’ll get some flack for that but that’s just my opinion).

But, if you are sure you want to sell your Kimber, what are the details?


3 posted on 12/18/2012 3:12:51 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Pit1

Jeeez!! What are you trying to do? Raise those growing gun purchase stats that are now in the liberal media daily?


4 posted on 12/18/2012 3:17:06 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: Pit1

The S&W should be in addition to the Kimber. You do not want to replace it with a Smith.


5 posted on 12/18/2012 3:17:34 PM PST by Patriot365
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To: mnehring

Yeah, I don’t think I’d swap a Kimber for it. Thought for a moment that was a comp on the slide, but it seems just to be a weight cutout.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 3:19:11 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: mnehring; Pit1

I have these Kimbers and wouldn’t trade/sell for a S&W...

http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/eclipse-ii/eclipse-target-ii

&

http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/custom-ii/stainless-tle-ii


7 posted on 12/18/2012 3:20:39 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: Pit1

I would sell my left nut before I’d sell my gun these days.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 3:25:50 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals.)
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To: carriage_hill

Beautiful.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 3:34:29 PM PST by mnehring
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To: llevrok

I did my best today and got my birthday present - A Taurus PT709 9mm


10 posted on 12/18/2012 3:43:48 PM PST by Dacula
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To: Pit1

Keep the Kimber.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 3:47:11 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Pit1

Has anyone owned a HiPoint 9mm? I would like to buy one and reviews seem good even with the ridiculously low price ($170)


12 posted on 12/18/2012 3:52:57 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Pit1

I may get flamed for this, but Kimber doesn’t impress me much. I had a Stainless Gold Match in around 2003 and it was ... OK... until the rear sight (their Bomar Clone) broke. The sight would move to the right slowly as the gun was fired like some tiny typewriter carriage. Also, the hammer would occasionally drop when the safety was taken off, true it didn’t fire, but that’s inexcusable for a 1911.

Smith Performance Center guns are excellent, I had one of their revolvers and it had the best timing of any Smith revolver I have had and that covers a lot of ground including a pre-war M&P Target that was about 600 off the serial number that Ed McGivern used to set a number of his records.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 4:02:22 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ez

I used to work at a gun shop during Christmas break and on some weekends. This particular dealer had a huge inventory and sold HiPoints among many more expensive guns.

What everyone says seems to be true. They are reliable and reasonably accurate. I don’t recall anyone returning one.

One the other hand, to me a gun should have some pride of ownership to it. I think even a parkerized Argentine M1911 .45 looks nice. It at least is finely machined and looks trim and deadly.

If I were going to buy one it would be a carbine which look a little better to me.

I would much rather buy a used police trade in model 10 revolver etc. but like everyone says, they do work and that is saying something for the price.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 4:03:57 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Pit1

I owned just about every caliber hand gun you think of including HIGH priced 1911 (i.e., Ed Brown, Dan Wesson, etc.) S&W revolvers, on and on and.

I have permanently settled on the Sig P250 double action only. 13 rounds in the compact model with and an extra two rounds if you buy the mag extension. I carry it everywhere and fits in my front pocket.

THE most smoothest, accurate hand gun I’ve ever owned.

And yes, the accuracy is directly attributable to the gun - not the shooter in this case.

Its SCARY accurate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnCxJbxlikw


15 posted on 12/18/2012 4:05:39 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Hammerhead

correction I own the SUB compact.


16 posted on 12/18/2012 4:07:27 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: yarddog

I just need a pistol to put against my application for a pistol permit. The fingerprinting fee is $200 so I need a cheap pistol for now and will save for a nicer 1911 clone later. Thanks for the info.


17 posted on 12/18/2012 4:11:37 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Pit1

I have one. It is a beautiful gun that shoots like a dream. These days I’d be ready to trade it for three Glocks...


18 posted on 12/18/2012 4:12:40 PM PST by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: Hammerhead

My first really nice gun was a Browning Hi-Power. A local hardware store ordered it for me. Back in 1969 it cost $104.50. It had an extraordinary blue/black finish.

Since then I have gone through hundreds, probably maybe even in the thousands or guns and one time had to sell nearly my whole collection. During that time I have never been without a Browning Hi-Power and never will be.

There are probably better guns tactically such as the Glocks and Sig/Sauers but they are not enough ahead of the old Browning to really make a difference.

The main thing about the Hi-Power to me is that it fits my hand better than any I have ever held except maybe a CZ, and I have always hit better with the Browning than other guns.


19 posted on 12/18/2012 4:14:02 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog

Never owned one but NEVER heard or read a bad review of a Browning. I just prefer a more blocky trigger than the curved Browning triggers.


20 posted on 12/18/2012 4:27:31 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: islander-11; Pit1

James Yeager anyone ?

Glocks v. 1911s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfJj90eNIfE


21 posted on 12/18/2012 4:34:31 PM PST by onona (Twenty Nine Palms)
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To: ez

I bought a HiPoint once. As a gun to practice disassembly and powder coating. (has a nice desert digital camo pattern now) Not to shoot with.

You get what you pay for.


22 posted on 12/18/2012 4:40:02 PM PST by mnehring
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To: yarddog

Me too, I have a Belgian and a Argentine


23 posted on 12/18/2012 4:58:39 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: yarddog

Me too, I have a Belgian and a Argentine


24 posted on 12/18/2012 4:58:39 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: yarddog

Me too, I have a Belgian and a Argentine


25 posted on 12/18/2012 4:59:03 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: yarddog

Me too, I have a Belgian and a Argentine


26 posted on 12/18/2012 4:59:10 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: onona

Thanks for that, Onona. He’s not wrong.


27 posted on 12/18/2012 5:01:06 PM PST by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: yarddog
The main thing about the Hi-Power to me is that it fits my hand better than any I have ever held except maybe a CZ, and I have always hit better with the Browning than other guns.

Amen, brother. I preach the Hi-Power gospel myself, and own five of them, including two of the alloy-framed versions and a 1943 model that was made under Nazi occupation. I took that one to the range for an enjoyable lunchtime outing today. :)

The alloy-framed Hi-Powers weigh about an ounce less than my Glock 23 but carry so much easier.

28 posted on 12/18/2012 5:10:50 PM PST by TonyInOhio
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To: mnehring

And the Sig 1911’s are a good step above today’s Kimber’s........

But Wilson Combat’s are still the best...........


29 posted on 12/18/2012 5:17:32 PM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: Pit1

I prefer my Ruger SR1911 - S/S - all made in USA. Available for $700 - $800.


30 posted on 12/18/2012 5:23:31 PM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: RC one
I would sell my left nut .... You can't sell the left nut. Not since the Thirteenth Amendment was ratified.
31 posted on 12/18/2012 5:58:27 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Pit1

I own a SW 915, 15+1... Fits nicely in the small of your back


32 posted on 12/18/2012 6:22:39 PM PST by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: Pit1

The one thing I do not like about the Smith 1911 is the use of an external extractor. Star proved many years ago that and external extractor works just as well but it doesn’t look as clean with the cut in the slide.

John Browning did it the right way and I see no reason to change it. Browning’s system is simpler with a single part also acting as spring. Browning’s design does require the part be made and heat treated properly but so what?


33 posted on 12/18/2012 7:15:45 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: All

Hi,

FYI. I have been in the USMC for 6 years and the Chicago Police Dept 4 years. Anyway, the Kimber has a Les Brown barrel installed by a gunsmith in Milwaukee. I was having trouble with the gun (new) and after two trips to Kimber (said nothing was wrong), Gander Mountain sent it to the Milw gunsmith. When he looked over the gun, he called to tell me that the barrel had rippling in it. He replaced it with an Ed Brown barrel (free). Also fixed the rear site which was moving. Shoots good now.

Also have a Springfield XDM 9 that I sent to Springer Precision for custom work. $400 later and that dog can hunt. Get 2” offhand groups at 21ft.

I guess I just like the looks of the SW. Haven’t held it yet. But would like to check it out.

Been shooting years and love the range. Both indoor in the shit state of Illinois, but outdoor at Bush Wildlife in St. Louis. Probably shoot twice a month.

Thanks all for you incite. I can sure use it and will continue to check this out. I will be out of town for two weeks for Christmas and will respond to folks that ask about the Kimber.

Thanks again and Merry Christmas to all

Swen


34 posted on 12/18/2012 7:54:50 PM PST by Pit1 (Nobama.)
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