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3rdgen40
08-01-2010, 12:57
Just sold my one and only glock I had left today.Been wanting another 1911.I think I found "the one" for me...
http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson2/upload/images/firearms/detail_md/108285_01_md.jpg
It's got all the features I want in a 1911.Not bad for $700 NIB....:supergrin:

bac1023
08-01-2010, 13:02
Just sold my one and only glock I had left today.Been wanting another 1911.I think I found "the one" for me...
http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson2/upload/images/firearms/detail_md/108285_01_md.jpg
It's got all the features I want in a 1911.Not bad for $700 NIB....:supergrin:

As I mentioned in your PM, I've had nothing but good luck with that model.


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/005-4.jpg



I got mine brand new for $579 a couple years ago during a S&W spring $100 rebate sale. You are getting a great price too.

3rdgen40
08-01-2010, 13:05
Thanks for the advice bac....:wavey:

Johan Beer
08-01-2010, 13:12
Nice looking gun! The sweetest slide to frame action I have ever felt on any 1911 was on a S&W Performance Center 1911.

Ruggles
08-01-2010, 13:22
I had that exact model and it is a great 1911. I only sold to consolidate to fewer 1911s. I would buy one again anyday.

bac1023
08-01-2010, 13:24
Nice looking gun! The sweetest slide to frame action I have ever felt on any 1911 was on a S&W Performance Center 1911.

They're nice as well. ;)


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_1750.jpg

Quack
08-01-2010, 13:26
you should've bought a Glock...:tongueout: :rofl:

bac1023
08-01-2010, 14:00
you should've bought a Glock...:tongueout: :rofl:

:rofl:

faawrenchbndr
08-01-2010, 14:13
Smart man,......:thumbsup:

Quack
08-01-2010, 14:14
Smart man,......:thumbsup:

Thanks!!!

i think i'm going to build up my Glock collection again after playing with my G24 today. forgot how much i liked the trigger work i have done to it :supergrin:

faawrenchbndr
08-01-2010, 14:29
Thanks!!!

i think i'm going to build up my Glock collection again after playing with my G24 today. forgot how much i liked the trigger work i have done to it :supergrin:

Sorry,.....not YOU.
Was meant to be for the OP. I sold all my Glocks, currently having Sig GAS!:rofl:

Quack
08-01-2010, 14:33
Sorry,.....not YOU.


:crying:

itstime
08-01-2010, 14:34
I have that exact gun and it is a great shooter. No problems at all.

rsxr22
08-01-2010, 14:45
So Smith never had problems with the external extractor? Why is it that I heard so many things with the Kimber's and Sig's. I havent heard as many negative things about Sig's but i just figured that was because not as many people owned them. I have always liked the Smith 1911's, but always looked past them because i thought that EE's in 1911's was no good.

faawrenchbndr
08-01-2010, 14:48
:crying:

Ok,.....you're the smartest of the smarties!


Better?! :dunno:



:rofl:




Guess I need to "grow up":whistling:

CMG
08-01-2010, 15:16
Thanks!!!

i think i'm going to build up my Glock collection again after playing with my G24 today. forgot how much i liked the trigger work i have done to it :supergrin:

Did you put a flat trigger in the 24 as well?! :tongueout:

bac1023
08-01-2010, 15:38
Did you put a flat trigger in the 24 as well?! :tongueout:

:rofl::rofl:

bac1023
08-01-2010, 15:39
Thanks!!!

i think i'm going to build up my Glock collection again after playing with my G24 today. forgot how much i liked the trigger work i have done to it :supergrin:

Just don't go selling your 1911 collection to do it. ;)

Quack
08-01-2010, 15:42
Just don't go selling your 1911 collection to do it. ;)

Too late I already traded the collection for a sweet PT1911

bac1023
08-01-2010, 15:43
Too late I already traded the collection for a sweet PT1911

:rofl:

Quack
08-01-2010, 15:44
Did you put a flat trigger in the 24 as well?! :tongueout:

Not yet, I still have to buy the flat trigger from a CZ and another trigger bar.

3rdgen40
08-01-2010, 18:08
So Smith never had problems with the external extractor? Why is it that I heard so many things with the Kimber's and Sig's. I havent heard as many negative things about Sig's but i just figured that was because not as many people owned them. I have always liked the Smith 1911's, but always looked past them because i thought that EE's in 1911's was no good.
That was my concern as well.However, our resident 1911 gurus' tell me that it's not a problem.Apparently S&W has perfected the external extractor in a 1911.If not, I'll just sell it and buy more Glocks...:supergrin:

faawrenchbndr
08-01-2010, 19:26
So Smith never had problems with the external extractor? Why is it that I heard so many things
with the Kimber's and Sig's. I havent heard as many negative things about Sig's but i just figured that was because not as
many people owned them. I have always liked the Smith 1911's, but always looked past them because i thought that
EE's in 1911's was no good.

That was my concern as well.However, our resident 1911 gurus' tell me that it's not a problem.
Apparently S&W has perfected the external extractor in a 1911.If not, I'll just sell it and buy more Glocks...:supergrin:

Correct,....no extractor issues with the Smith & Wessons. Kimber tried to make a extractor
that LOOKED like part of the slide. They suffered from weak extraction. Wolf Gunsprings easily
fix the issue with that.

The Smith uses a proven extractor that was designed after the Browning Hi-Powers extractor.
Proven reliability, positive extraction, long wear!

bac1023
08-01-2010, 19:28
So Smith never had problems with the external extractor? Why is it that I heard so many things with the Kimber's and Sig's. I havent heard as many negative things about Sig's but i just figured that was because not as many people owned them. I have always liked the Smith 1911's, but always looked past them because i thought that EE's in 1911's was no good.

Kimber and Sig had problems with theirs, but not all EEs are created equal.

lawdog734
08-01-2010, 20:28
I have a sig rcs and never had a problem with the extractor, guess I got a good one.

bac1023
08-01-2010, 20:35
I have a sig rcs and never had a problem with the extractor, guess I got a good one.

The early Sig 1911s had issues, but they have been fine for a long time now.

bootman
08-04-2010, 18:39
I have only owned a few guns in my 70 + yrs I didn't like and the 1911 wasn't one of them. My opinion the 1911 Colt, Springfield....whatever...almost is the most accurate 45made even out of the box. My best one now happens to be a Colt govt with a few reliability alterations, good fixed sights, and a brown fitted high grip beavertail...My other favorite is a Defender 45.....bootman

faawrenchbndr
08-05-2010, 06:54
The early Sig 1911s had issues, but they have been fine for a long time now.

Yep,....generally stay away from the "manhole cover" models

IANative
08-05-2010, 08:47
Just sold my one and only glock I had left today.Been wanting another 1911.I think I found "the one" for me...
http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson2/upload/images/firearms/detail_md/108285_01_md.jpg
It's got all the features I want in a 1911.Not bad for $700 NIB....:supergrin:

Far and away my favorite 1911 in the S&W 5" lineup.

IANative
08-05-2010, 08:53
Also, I've found the secret to being both a Glock and 1911 fan is to have some of each. If you sell all of your Glocks to go pure 1911, you'll eventually miss your Glocks. If you sell all your 1911's to go pure Glock, you'll eventually miss your 1911's. For me the secret was to identify and keep my favorite Glock(s), and then begin my 1911 collection. I've done it the other way too many times in the past. YMMV.

Oh, yeah, and throw in a Smith J-frame to maintain a balanced diet.

lawdog734
08-05-2010, 09:08
Also, I've found the secret to being both a Glock and 1911 fan is to have some of each. If you sell all of your Glocks to go pure 1911, you'll eventually miss your Glocks. If you sell all your 1911's to go pure Glock, you'll eventually miss your 1911's. For me the secret was to identify and keep my favorite Glock(s), and then begin my 1911 collection. I've done it the other way too many times in the past. YMMV.

Oh, yeah, and throw in a Smith J-frame to maintain a balanced diet.
Good advice

3rdgen40
08-05-2010, 14:45
Also, I've found the secret to being both a Glock and 1911 fan is to have some of each. If you sell all of your Glocks to go pure 1911, you'll eventually miss your Glocks. If you sell all your 1911's to go pure Glock, you'll eventually miss your 1911's. For me the secret was to identify and keep my favorite Glock(s), and then begin my 1911 collection. I've done it the other way too many times in the past. YMMV.

Oh, yeah, and throw in a Smith J-frame to maintain a balanced diet.
Funny you should mention that.I decided I wanted a 9mm Glock,so I bought a new 19.Already have a S&W 642-1.I had a S/A Mil-Spec which I sold becuase it didn't have all the enhanced features I want.So now here I am with another new Glock,still wanting a 1911 and $0.00 in my gun budget.It's a vicious cycle...
:faint:

IANative
08-05-2010, 16:44
Learn from my mistakes. Keep what you have, and start a little 1911 fund on the side. You'll be happier in the long run.

Cobra64
08-05-2010, 17:01
you should've bought a Glock...:tongueout: :rofl:

... with a flat trigger.

Cobra64
08-05-2010, 17:03
Thanks!!!

i think i'm going to build up my Glock collection again after playing with my G24 today. forgot how much i liked the trigger work i have done to it :supergrin:

You'll go blind... unless it has a flat trigger. :tongueout:

den888
08-07-2010, 17:05
Nice 1911 !

faawrenchbndr
08-07-2010, 21:07
Hang in there Randy!
It took a long darn time before I was able to get my Ed Brown.......

Well worth the wait. Save up get what you WANT not what you can settle on. :supergrin:

ctfireman
08-07-2010, 22:50
Ok bac............mr. "i already have one of those" it's getting old! :)

Cobra64
08-07-2010, 23:01
Ok bac............mr. "i already have one of those" it's getting old! :)

Bac's got some very old 1911s. ;)

bac1023
08-08-2010, 03:00
You'll go blind... unless it has a flat trigger. :tongueout:

:rofl::rofl:

bac1023
08-08-2010, 03:00
Ok bac............mr. "i already have one of those" it's getting old! :)


:rofl:

Bac's got some very old 1911s. ;)


:rofl::rofl:

ColCol
08-08-2010, 11:20
So Smith never had problems with the external extractor? Why is it that I heard so many things with the Kimber's and Sig's. I havent heard as many negative things about Sig's but i just figured that was because not as many people owned them. I have always liked the Smith 1911's, but always looked past them because i thought that EE's in 1911's was no good.

I've always like the idea of the external extractor and Smith has that down pat. The success of the 3rd Gen models with LE as well as the public pretty much tells the story on their reliability. I've had three 3rd Gen Smith's and can attest there's never been any problem with them...some mags, yes, but not the extractor.

Withthe internal jobbies you have to have the tension just so-so or there will be problems and adjusting that can be a bit tricky. I knew a guy at work I use to shoot with who bought a new Combat Elite that right out of the box gave extraction and feeding problems. Turns out it was a sloppy adjusted extractor.