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Foxtrotx1
03-08-2011, 03:44
In the market for my first 1911. Looking at Smith and Wessons. I don't mind the external extractor, seems like a reliability plus. While I was browsing the new E series models I noticed this beauty:

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_765495_-1_757754_757752_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

Whats her story?

Thanks guys! :wavey:

bac1023
03-08-2011, 04:09
Its a great model. :)


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/005-16.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/008-10.jpg

TSAX
03-08-2011, 04:29
If they made a the full size 5 inch in the Scandium frame I'd be interested. I really like their 1911 PD models. All in all they make some quality 1911's and from my experience their factory mags that come with their guns seem to be better than the Kimber crap mags. According to their site,




<table><tbody><tr><td class="col1" colspan="2">SW1911E "E" Series:</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">A1.</td><td class="col2">White Dot Front Sight</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">A2.</td><td class="col2">White Dot Rear Sight</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">A3.</td><td class="col2">Chamfered and Recessed Muzzle</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">A4.</td><td class="col2">"Fish Scale" Scalloped Slide Serrations</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">A5.</td><td class="col2">Precision Fit Trigger</td></tr></tbody></table>
<table><tbody><tr><td class="col1" colspan="2">SW1911SC "E" Series:</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">B1.</td><td class="col2">Front Tritium Night Sight</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">B2.</td><td class="col2">Rear Tritium Night Sight</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">B3.</td><td class="col2">Textured Rear Side of Slide</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">B4.</td><td class="col2">Scandium Alloy Frame</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">B5.</td><td class="col2">Ambidextrous Thumb Safety</td></tr> <tr><td class="col1">B6.</td><td class="col2">Round Butt Carry Frame</td></tr> </tbody></table>

awpk03s
03-08-2011, 04:57
Smith & Wesson make fine 1911 pistols. I really like their E series bobtail commander with the melonite slide, someday I may pick one up. I currently own a S&W Pro Series 3" Subcompact model, and it's a real gem.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/mba656/guns/DSC03064.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/mba656/guns/DSC03067.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/mba656/guns/DSC03072.jpg

bikewriter
03-08-2011, 06:32
My friend picked up a Performance Center 5" two-tone and the 1911 absolutely is awesome. Price paid was about $1400 off GB, brand new, and while he was hesitant with online comments regarding, well, everything, he ranks it up there with his nice semi-customs.

a45sArtwork
03-08-2011, 08:02
The new E series are nice. I personally still think that the external extactors are very ugly

If I could do it all over again I would buy a RIA for my first 1911. Put it through its paces, become a great shoot with the 1911 platform then spend the real money on something nice and notice the world of difference and become an even better marksman.

Just my $0.45 worth. Either way, good luck man.

R0CKETMAN
03-08-2011, 08:42
The new E series are nice. I personally still think that the external extactors are very ugly



I agree. The external extractor is the only thing I just can't get over.

mrsurfboard
03-08-2011, 13:12
I agree. The external extractor is the only thing I just can't get over.

Given all the problems people seem to have with fussing and tuning internal extractors, a properly executed external one seems a plus to me, not a minus.

rsxr22
03-08-2011, 13:47
Given all the problems people seem to have with fussing and tuning internal extractors, a properly executed external one seems a plus to me, not a minus.
How many companies use external opposed to internal?:dunno:

TSAX
03-08-2011, 15:32
How many companies use external opposed to internal?:dunno:


Are we still talking about guns :whistling:

doneroman
03-08-2011, 17:55
In the market for my first 1911. Looking at Smith and Wessons. I don't mind the external extractor, seems like a reliability plus. While I was browsing the new E series models I noticed this beauty:

Thanks guys! :wavey:

I have several of their pistols, but not a 1911. One thing you can count on with S&W is their customer service Dept. being top notch. Any problems: call their CS, they'll ship you a mailing label, and take care of the rest. A+

bac1023
03-09-2011, 14:48
I have several of their pistols, but not a 1911. One thing you can count on with S&W is their customer service Dept. being top notch. Any problems: call their CS, they'll ship you a mailing label, and take care of the rest. A+

Smith does have great service, from what I've seen.

mrsurfboard
03-09-2011, 15:02
How many companies use external opposed to internal?:dunno:

Smith and Sig are the 2 that come to mind. Kimber tried it, and they failed horribly with it and went back to internal.

Cobra64
03-09-2011, 15:21
I agree. The external extractor is the only thing I just can't get over.

Zero issues with mine at 2k+ rounds through it...


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Smith%20and%20Wesson/P1010362-1.jpg






Same with my Performance Center...


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Performance%20Center/PCRIGHT02-PICASSA.jpg

bac1023
03-09-2011, 15:37
I agree. The external extractor is the only thing I just can't get over.

Try harder. :cool:

awpk03s
03-09-2011, 16:13
With all the cosmetic atrocities that plague 1911s these days, I am more than okay with an external extractor.

Cobra64
03-09-2011, 16:39
Try harder. :cool:

Yup, and how about the megabucks custom piece you have with an external extractor? :supergrin:

carguy2244
03-09-2011, 17:10
Wrong place sorry.

Thanks.

BigLaw
03-09-2011, 17:24
I have the Pro series 1911 in 9mm and it's one of my favorite range guns. I've never had any problems with it.