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Photo Request: Smith & Wesson 1911s

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SJshooter, Aug 5, 2007.

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  1. SJshooter

    SJshooter Member

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    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!
     
  2. scubie02

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    well, here's two of mine kepping my springer company (the top two are the smith's, obviously--a PD and an earlier SC)

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  3. Frandy

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    I own one. The grips are by Altamont and the elephant hide holster is by Jim Speidel, (thebeltman.net.)

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  4. scubie02

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    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...
     
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    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!
     
  7. tydephan

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    Beautiful gun Frandy.

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

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    Another satisfied owner.

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    Frandy,

    Where did you get those beautiful grips? I want some.
     
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    SW1911PD Commander with CT grips
     
  12. Craig M. Arnold

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    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.



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  13. surjimmy

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

    Joe
     
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    My SW1911:

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  18. Frandy

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

    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:

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  19. D-Man

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    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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