Photo Request: Smith & Wesson 1911s


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SJshooter
August 5, 2007, 01:28 AM
Hi all. I am a big revolver geek looking to finally add another classic, a 1911, to my growing collection. I've heard good things about S&W's 1911s being really good out-of-the-box/over-the-counter pistols, and am looking to get one.

Please help me whet my appetite by posting some photos of your Smith 1911s!

Thanks!

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scubie02
August 5, 2007, 06:26 AM
well, here's two of mine kepping my springer company (the top two are the smith's, obviously--a PD and an earlier SC)

http://www.geocities.com/imprimatur/1911s.JPG

Frandy
August 5, 2007, 07:27 AM
I own one. The grips are by Altamont and the elephant hide holster is by Jim Speidel, (thebeltman.net.) (http://www.thebeltman.net/)

http://homepage.mac.com/franman/.Pictures/Handguns/Smith_1911_with_Altamont_walnutgrips_Dec_2006_640.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/franman/.Pictures/Handguns/Smith_1911_with_Speidel_elephant_and_Altamont_walnutgrips_800640.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/franman/.Pictures/Handguns/Smith_1911_bedscanned_1_June_2007.jpg

scubie02
August 5, 2007, 07:50 AM
damn frandy that's a nice looking pistol--you make my decision harder! I had been tempted to get a Colt Commander for my next 1911, but I have to order sight unseen and honestly I trust Smith way more these days as far as getting one that's not messed up when not being able to inspect a gun before buying. I have pondered a 5" steel blue too...argh...

XavierBreath
August 5, 2007, 10:08 AM
Okie doke. Here ya go.

http://www.bayourovers.com/SW1911svvcs.jpg

SW1911PD Range Report (http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2007/04/sw1911pd-range-report.html)

SW1911 with laser Range Report (http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2006/06/sw1911-with-laser-range-report.html)

SW1911 Target Range Report (http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2006/02/sw1911-range-report.html)

jad0110
August 5, 2007, 10:24 AM
Hi all. I am a big revolver geek looking to finally add another classic, a 1911, to my growing collection.

I like the way you are thinking (see sig line) :D :cool: !

I don't own a S&W 1911, but I just wanted to post to tell you all what fine looking 1911s you have. Beautimous ... very nice!

tydephan
August 5, 2007, 10:41 AM
Beautiful gun Frandy.

Let me know if you ever decide to sell her. :D:D:D Still enjoying my last purchase from you!

D-Man
August 5, 2007, 11:06 AM
Another satisfied owner.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/D-Man18360/Sig%20P239/DSCN0886-1.jpg

schmeky
August 5, 2007, 11:21 AM
Frandy,

Where did you get those beautiful grips? I want some.

waterhouse
August 5, 2007, 11:57 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/waterhouse/IMGP2732.jpg

robctwo
August 6, 2007, 12:23 AM
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e186/robctwo/PICT2437.jpg

SW1911PD Commander with CT grips

Craig M. Arnold
August 6, 2007, 12:39 AM
Here's my two S&W 1911s.

A full size PD on top and a Sc Commander on the bottom. Both great pistols. Two of my favorite 1911s.

Best regards.



http://www.huntingpictures.net/photo/010720

surjimmy
August 6, 2007, 09:30 AM
These are some really nice looking guns, but here is what I have been told. A custom 1911 builder told me that a Springfield TRP is the best 1911 off the shelf. I know u wanted to look at S&W's but since your looking to get your first I thought this might help. Also if u want to see some really nice 1911's (EYE CANDY) check out randgfirearms.com

scubie02
August 6, 2007, 09:42 AM
i'm going to GUESS that frandy's grips are Hakan Pek's? I know he does the stippling like that.

scubie02
August 6, 2007, 09:46 AM
Hakan's website, btw

http://www.imageseek.com/hakan/

JoeHatley
August 6, 2007, 10:49 AM
http://www.iowatelecom.net/~hatley/sw1911_l_ud.jpg

Fun shooter...

Joe

Catbird
August 6, 2007, 11:49 AM
My SW1911:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Catbird1/SW1911-P01.jpg

Frandy
August 6, 2007, 05:35 PM
Where did you get those beautiful grips? I want some.

i'm going to GUESS that frandy's grips are Hakan Pek's? I know he does the stippling like that.

Nope, they're Altamont grips.
http://www.altamontco.com/products/pistol/1911/

Beautiful gun Frandy.

Let me know if you ever decide to sell her. Still enjoying my last purchase from you!

OH NO!!!!!! Hey man, you're bad luck! :evil: You fall for one of my guns and I sell it to you! Arrrggghhh!!!! :D

Nah, not this one. It be me carry piece. But, it looks like this when I carry:

http://homepage.mac.com/franman/.Pictures/Handguns/Smith_1911_with_Speidel_elephant_and_Altamont_Kimber_tactical_grips_640.jpg

D-Man
August 6, 2007, 06:18 PM
These are some really nice looking guns, but here is what I have been told. A custom 1911 builder told me that a Springfield TRP is the best 1911 off the shelf. I know u wanted to look at S&W's but since your looking to get your first I thought this might help. Also if u want to see some really nice 1911's (EYE CANDY) check out randgfirearms.com

I think most of the S&W 1911's posted are the base models, and they would run about $700 - $800 new (forgive me if any were different models). A TRP will run about $500 more from what I've heard.

The best comparison for the S&W base model is the Springfield Loaded. I think you could almost flip a coin between the two and be very pleased with what you bought.

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