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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Irfan, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Irfan

    Irfan Well-Known Member

    Do you have any experience with the SW1911 pistol? Is it durable/reliable and how does it compare against some Europian made pistols like CZ-75, HK, SIG etc.?
  2. TIMC

    TIMC Well-Known Member

    I have one and it is very durable and reliable. How does it compare to the guns you mentioned? Well it doesn't the guns you mentioned are not 1911's. I will say it does compare to any well made production 1911 out there. I really like mine and it will shoot as good if not better than my other 1911's.

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    Will be a nice pistol when has proper extractor . I will say S&W seems to have made theirs work. But I want the correct one in my 1911's I will buy one when they change that.
  4. jdh

    jdh Well-Known Member

    Of course S&W made it work, they have only been making external extractor autos since the 50s.

    They are not the only ones that have built external extractor gun that work.
  5. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    I have a basic, all stainless steel 5" Smith & Wesson 1911 as well; with
    Novak three-dot sights, and rubber grips (see product code #108282(.
    Its the 1911 of choice, each time I go to the range; leaving behind my
    much more expensive ($1895.00) Les Baer TRS~! I would recommend
    the S&W too anyone, regardless of the external extractor. :scrutiny: ;)
  6. BlindJustice

    BlindJustice Well-Known Member

    I have the same #108282 as Ala Dan. I haven't had any problems
    but I know S&W offers great customer service - sent in a 625 and they
    fixed an extraction problem - 3 weeks total time away. Anyway,
    the SW1911 #108282 had an msrp of $1,050 approx. last
    October when I got it, online w/S&H & Transfer for $765
    Great features:
    Novak low mount 3 white dot "carry" fixed sights
    Beavertail grip safety
    Cmdr style skletonized hammer
    long three hole trigger
    beveled mag. well opening
    Great fit & Finish

    I swapped out eh stock MSH for a Les Baer
    flat serrated stainless steel MSH, as well as a Wilson
    Combat extended slide release/lock. Added a
    pair of Guy Hogue smooth Rosewood grips.

    After 500 rds, had a gunsmith give it a professional
    cleaning and he polished up the slide & rails - trigger is
    getting smooth - It's now at 800 rds, feeds every kind
    of hollowpoint and I don't know what the problem some
    have with an external extractor, it's spring loaded and
    doesn't require 'tuning' llike internal extractors, and it's
    NEVER failed to eject empty cases.

    I use Wilson Combat ETM mags, the ACT mags that come
    wtih the S&W 1911 have weak springs and a poorly
    designed follower ime.


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