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Z400ACDC
03-28-2011, 18:28
I traded my new Taurus pt92 with laserlyte shooting bag and 400rounds of 9mm to my FIL for a like new S&W 1911. I loved they way a 1911 looked, but I never thought I would like a pistol with a low volum mag and not a SA/DA. I traded because I knew I could trade or sell the 1911 anytime for more than my 92. He told me to try it out and if I did not like it to bring it back. AFTER I shot it, I thought WOW I didn't know what I was missing. I know it's not a high dollar 1911. I can't afford one of them. But, that S&W held a tight group FOR ME:shocked: At 15 yards most were in a 4'' group, no bag. It won't be a carry gun. I may trade out the Sig for a bedside pistol. Any advise on shooting or taking care of my 1911? THANKS!!!!

Cobra64
03-28-2011, 18:41
I traded my new Taurus pt92 with laserlyte shooting bag and 400rounds of 9mm to my FIL for a like new S&W 1911. I loved they way a 1911 looked, but I never thought I would like a pistol with a low volum mag and not a SA/DA. I traded because I knew I could trade or sell the 1911 anytime for more than my 92. He told me to try it out and if I did not like it to bring it back. AFTER I shot it, I thought WOW I didn't know what I was missing. I know it's not a high dollar 1911. I can't afford one of them. But, that S&W held a tight group FOR ME:shocked: At 15 yards most were in a 4'' group, no bag. It won't be a carry gun. I may trade out the Sig for a bedside pistol. Any advise on shooting or taking care of my 1911? THANKS!!!!

Congrats! :cool:

A 1911 doesn't have to be high dollar to appreciate the trigger configuration. A few dollars spent later on to sweeten the trigger and accuracy is typically where I put my money first. "Artwork" may or may not come later. :)

glock2740
03-28-2011, 18:46
Congrats!

Mr. Gekko
03-28-2011, 18:49
Cool, congrats on the pick up!

craig19
03-28-2011, 19:07
Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

Hokie1911
03-28-2011, 19:20
Wise decision my friend. :thumbsup:

rsxr22
03-28-2011, 19:21
definitely a good trade imo

Rinspeed
03-28-2011, 20:39
The S&Ws have a reputation that is better than most at the sub $1K price point.

Nickpisp
03-28-2011, 20:42
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4O5ePAq4nVU/SXtt7xUA5GI/AAAAAAAAA8s/ooaEh3b9I3A/s320/dark+side.jpg

20South
03-28-2011, 20:51
Congrats and welcome! The S&W is what turned me onto them as well. Its all downhill from there. Whatever you do, do not go to http://www.migunslingers.com and even consider his $100 down and 1 year payment plan for a pistol of your choosing...:whistling:

Mr. Gekko
03-28-2011, 20:55
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4O5ePAq4nVU/SXtt7xUA5GI/AAAAAAAAA8s/ooaEh3b9I3A/s320/dark+side.jpg

As a star wars fan, I always liked this one.

http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq41/cmasters79/darksideapron.jpg

bac1023
03-28-2011, 20:58
Congrats! :cool:

I really like the SW1911.

dsa1115
03-28-2011, 21:01
S&W produces some very nice 1911's. You don't have to spend 3K to get a good shooter.

Cobra64
03-28-2011, 21:21
The S&Ws have a reputation that is better than most at the sub $1K price point.Jeff, you betcha! Since Brian sorta steered me towards this one, it's gotta be a good value. :supergrin:


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Smith%20and%20Wesson/P1010363-1.jpg




Four years (and a few cases of ammo) later, now it's showing a lot of holster wear. :)

Cobra64
03-28-2011, 21:22
Congrats! :cool:

I really like the SW1911.

I know it. :supergrin:

knedrgr
03-28-2011, 21:25
congrats! Sounds like it was well worth the trade.


:needspics:

Z400ACDC
03-28-2011, 21:39
Jeff, you betcha! Since Brian sorta steered me towards this one, it's gotta be a good value. :supergrin:


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Smith%20and%20Wesson/P1010363-1.jpg




Four years (and a few cases of ammo) later, now it's showing a lot of holster wear. :)

What do you call the finish on the S&W 1911? How does it holdup and what is the best way to care for it? Mine is the older version with the billboard S&W1911.

Cobra64
03-28-2011, 22:03
What do you call the finish on the S&W 1911? How does it holdup and what is the best way to care for it? Mine is the older version with the billboard S&W1911.

Mine is just raw bead blasted stainless steel and is developing wear marks on the front of the slide from my Comp-Tac Kydex holster. As for care, I just field strip it, clean with Hoppe's, grease the rails, and put a drop of oil on pivot points. Developing wear is part of the charm on this and most of my other firearms. Some are semi safe queens and treated differently.

FM12
03-28-2011, 22:08
I'm on my second S&W 1911, now my favorite 1911. Stainless, Gold Cup accurate, never fails what's not to love? You did well!!

Cerebrus
03-28-2011, 22:23
Definitely a trade up from a Taurus no doubt!!.. enjoy your new addiction
:thumbsup:

Z400ACDC
03-29-2011, 04:52
Definitely a trade up from a Taurus no doubt!!.. enjoy your new addiction
:thumbsup:

I think my FIL new the trade was better for me. I have been in the family for 27 years and he wanted me to have it. Believe me, he owes me WAY more than a 1911 for all the free lawn equipment repair!!!!!

Frog1
03-29-2011, 05:21
You don't need a high dollar 1911 if you have a Smith. You now have one of the best.

a45sArtwork
03-29-2011, 06:09
Congrats! :cool:

A 1911 doesn't have to be high dollar to appreciate the trigger configuration. A few dollars spent later on to sweeten the trigger and accuracy is typically where I put my money first. "Artwork" may or may not come later. :)

I second this...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4O5ePAq4nVU/SXtt7xUA5GI/AAAAAAAAA8s/ooaEh3b9I3A/s320/dark+side.jpg

I always thought Glocks were the DARK SIDE...

Congrats! :cool:

I really like the SW1911.

The grip on S&W 1911s is incredible to me. Its the slim grips me thinks...

Nickpisp
03-29-2011, 07:02
I always thought Glocks were the DARK SIDE...




Not on a Glock forum...

Quack
03-29-2011, 07:49
Glock > 1911's

lawdog734
03-29-2011, 07:55
5 Glocks > 1911's

Fixed it for you

BigLaw
03-29-2011, 09:16
You started out with a fine 1911. I have the Pro Series in 9mm and it gets a lot of range time. I had to ask myself, am I really buying a 9mm 1911 with an external extractor? I might as well start smoking meth. Well after I quit eating my own scabs and got out of rehab I realized, this is one of my favorite guns to shoot. S&W has the external ext. down to a fine art. There will be no problems there. The only thing I did was put in a new trigger ( mine was fit very loose ) and put night sights on it ( which I do on pretty much every gun I get my hands on) I have been looking at their new E series pretty hard. Just keep that baby lubed up good and have fun.

Hokie1911
03-29-2011, 09:25
Fixed it for you

I'd take one Heirloom Precision and you can keep your 12 Glocks. :tongueout:

.50 cal
03-29-2011, 17:32
Glock > 1911's

Glocks have flat triggers?

kyletx1911a1
03-29-2011, 18:57
grats on the 1911

a45sArtwork
03-29-2011, 19:54
I'd take one Heirloom Precision and you can keep your 12 Glocks. :tongueout:

I freakin LOVE that piece man...