Range Report of S&W1911


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Beorn
April 19, 2003, 08:42 PM
Wow! I can honestly say that the gun is far more accurate than I am.

The best 5-shot group I shot was 2 ragged holes with CCI Blazers (weird huh?) just over 1 3/4". It would have been just under an inch, except for a flyer at 5 o'clock.

Winchester and Federal were both a little over 2 1/2".

All were shot at 15 yards.

I notice it shoots a bit to the left from the factory, but that can be fixed easily.

The trigger pull seems to run just over 4 lbs. It is quick and has a nice crisp reset. I had no problems with the grip safety; a problem for others I read occasionally.

I just wish I had a digital camera!

You may consider me a new 1911-phile!:D

I have shot Colt, Para-Ordinance, Springfield, and Kimber, but none of them belonged to me. There's just somthing about OWNING your own 1911... I love it. Can't wait to get a few more grip styles and several more Wilson mags!

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cratz2
April 19, 2003, 10:11 PM
Congrats on the new purchase. I haven't had the chance to shoot one yet but have handled two of them. They seemed generally good but the trigger didn't seem to be in the 4lb range... more along the lines of 6lbs or 7lbs but well adjusted. The two I've handled seemed very well put together. Local shop owner tells me they've sold 8 of them and the only one that has come back (in trade, not for repairs) is from a guy that buys and sells and trades every week so it was not a slight against the gun itself.

10-Ring
April 20, 2003, 01:45 AM
Good going sir! ;)

Bergeron
April 21, 2003, 01:17 AM
When the guns were first brought out, I was worried that Smith and Wesson would just put in a "me too" kind of effort. With all of the positive reviews that I have heard about the guns, this appears to not be the case at all.

I hope that if/when this gun establishes itself in the marketplace, different varieties start to appear.

I will say, though, that I don't care for the rollmark. I had orginally heard that it was just for the show models, but it appears that all of the guns have the big rollmark.

Beorn, does your gun have the rollmark?

blades67
April 21, 2003, 01:49 AM
I wouldn't mind the rollmark if they'd burn the "Agreement".:barf:

Beorn
April 21, 2003, 07:10 PM
Beorn, does your gun have the rollmark?
If you mean that big ol' "S&W 1911" on the slide? Then, yes... it does.

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