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SW 1911 mini range report

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SigLaw, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. SigLaw

    SigLaw Well-Known Member

    Finally had a chance to put some rounds through the new toy, an SW1911 after recall repair. First, the 1911 takes some getting used to putting it back together, nothing like my other semi-autos. Never owned a 1911 before.

    I am used to 9mm so I was not sure what to expect from the .45acp. It was a pussycat in the 39oz SW1911. The recall is much different than a 9mm and more to my liking.

    Anyway, I shot 150 rounds of Winchester White box 230 grains and 20 rounds of PMC starfire 230 grain hollowpoints. Not a single misfire or any other failure of any kind. The accurracy was amazing. I have never shot so well. At 25 yards I have a tough time keeping all the shots in a nine inch circle. Not anymore, the SW1911 makes one nice big hole.

    I shoot to have fun and this gun is fun to shot, comes with some nice features and the price is reasonable, at least as far as 1911s go. I am happy so far, just have to learn to field strip and assemble with less hassle.

    Take care, Siglaw.
  2. rde

    rde Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the report. I am interested in 1 myself. Do not want a 1911 unless I know to the best of my ability that it will be reliable out of the box without gunsmith/warranty intervention.
  3. fastbolt

    fastbolt Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the SW1911 is on my short list of pistols for my next personally-owned pistol purchase.

    To be frank, my only hands-on experience is with ONE example of this model ... both before AND after the Recall modification ... this particular pistol being in the 1,000-serial number range. It belongs to another instructor, who's recently installed a set of the "factory" S&W (Trijicon) night sights.

    It's functioned perfectly fine before and after the firing pin safety plunger modification ... and it's one of the nicest 1911-type pistols I've handled and fired in my personal experience. It's fed, fired, extracted & ejected everything we've fed it ... and done so very accurately.

    I've had "a bit" of recent experience comparing it with several Wilson KZ45's, as well as some Wilson CQB's, and I'd still choose to buy a SW1911 of my own ... and my safe contains some very nicely modified Colts.
  4. gabeodog

    gabeodog Well-Known Member

    One day i will get one I like the way they look.
    Have heard nothing but great things about them.
  5. rde

    rde Well-Known Member

    Don't think I am going to be able to resist now. :)

    (Now that is will power//hahahaha)
  6. fastbolt

    fastbolt Well-Known Member

    Just don't tell me if you buy one anytime soon ...

    I've got enough things that I NEED to buy first ... and I'm still debating on buying a second humidor for my newly acquired cigar hobby ... and my motorcycle needs new grips ... and ...

    I'm trying to ignore the SW1911 for a little while longer ...;) Now, if only that other guy will just keep his in the safe at the range for a while, and not bring it out to me so often ...

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