Skip to comments.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.
Will sell my Kimber 1911 (Gander Mountain) to raise some cash to buy it. MSRP is $1530.
I just acquired a Springfield 1911 A16 & haven’t put a single round through it yet.
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?
Jeeez!! What are you trying to do? Raise those growing gun purchase stats that are now in the liberal media daily?
The S&W should be in addition to the Kimber. You do not want to replace it with a Smith.
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.
I have these Kimbers and wouldn’t trade/sell for a S&W...
I would sell my left nut before I’d sell my gun these days.
I did my best today and got my birthday present - A Taurus PT709 9mm
Keep the Kimber.
Has anyone owned a HiPoint 9mm? I would like to buy one and reviews seem good even with the ridiculously low price ($170)
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.
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.
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.
correction I own the SUB compact.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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