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Old 03-28-2011, 18:28   #1
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WOW, I did not know what I was missing.

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 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!!!!
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Old 03-28-2011, 18:41   #2
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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 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!

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.

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Old 03-28-2011, 18:46   #3
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Old 03-28-2011, 18:49   #4
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Cool, congrats on the pick up!
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Old 03-28-2011, 19:07   #5
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Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
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Old 03-28-2011, 19:20   #6
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Old 03-28-2011, 19:21   #7
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definitely a good trade imo
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Old 03-28-2011, 20:39   #8
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The S&Ws have a reputation that is better than most at the sub $1K price point.
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Old 03-28-2011, 20:42   #9
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Old 03-28-2011, 20:51   #10
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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...
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I really like the SW1911.
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Old 03-28-2011, 21:01   #13
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S&W produces some very nice 1911's. You don't have to spend 3K to get a good shooter.
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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.


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Four years (and a few cases of ammo) later, now it's showing a lot of holster wear.
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I really like the SW1911.
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congrats! Sounds like it was well worth the trade.



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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.
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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.
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Old 03-28-2011, 22:08   #19
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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!!
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Definitely a trade up from a Taurus no doubt!!.. enjoy your new addiction
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:52   #21
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Definitely a trade up from a Taurus no doubt!!.. enjoy your new addiction
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!!!!!
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:21   #22
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You don't need a high dollar 1911 if you have a Smith. You now have one of the best.
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Congrats!

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.
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Congrats!

I really like the SW1911.
The grip on S&W 1911s is incredible to me. Its the slim grips me thinks...
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