SW1911PD 5 inch No Rail Houlton Maine [Archive] - Glock Talk


View Full Version : SW1911PD 5 inch No Rail Houlton Maine

01-08-2011, 05:38
I saw an interesting variant of the SW1911PD in the gun shop. It is a dark finish, with AMBI safety levers, the typical 3-hole trigger, and novak-style sights.

The frame says "Houlton ME" on the side. Both of my regular stainless SW1911 and the Gunsite 1911PD were Springfield MA guns.

Their catalogue only shows a Rail version. This one does NOT have a rail (which I like).

I thought it was a blued gun, but the catalogue says it is a stainless slide.

Has anyone ever seen a 1911PD with 5 inch barrel/slide with no rail? I was thinking of picking this one up for $650.

When did the 1911 guns move to production in the Maine facility?

Thanks for any feedback and suggestions.

01-08-2011, 06:58
This is odd. I love the S&W 1911 PD 5 inch rail or no rail but the one that has no rail comes with the CTC from the factory usually. Could it be the TFP version in link 3 below.

S&W 1911 PD 5 inch CTC no rail

S&W 1911 PD with rail

S&W 1911 TFP

01-08-2011, 11:25
Posting from a little north of their Houlton facility...

all of their 1911s are made in Houlton. I believe the Walthers and the SW99s are too.