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Nodust
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re: Rate this 1911 at Cabelas

It was hammer time


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Lpmann3
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Tucson
Member since Dec 2012
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re: Rate this 1911 at Cabelas
The smith is a great gun. There are several reasons that I like the S&W better than that particular Springfield....
1. Skeletonized trigger and hammer on the S&W, not on Springfield.
2. Beaver tail grip safety with memory pad on the S&W, but not on the Springfield.
3. Personal preference, but I like the scalloping on the slide on the S&W.

The beaver tail and hammer on the S&W will prevent a lot of hammer bite, especially if you have meaty hands.


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JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
Member since Jun 2012
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re: Rate this 1911 at Cabelas


I personally like a skeltonized trigger, along with beaver tail.

Springfield just doesn't handle well for me.


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bapple
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Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
8293 posts

re: Rate this 1911 at Cabelas
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If yall had to choose between this s&w or the rem r1 enhanced, which woul it be. I'm torn. Both stainless.


The R1 Enhanced is cool but I personally think the S&W is one of the best looking 1911s on the market. I love the fish scale serrations (just like on their M&Ps) and I also like the external extractor. It's easier to service.

Like I said, out of the box, the trigger is awesome. The series 70 style firing mechanism is very smooth and it has a titanium firing pin.

The safety has a very solid feel to it with a positive engagement and it's ambi if that's your thing.

I've changed on mine:

Sights -> Dawson Precision Fiber Optic (only because it was a target pistol and I didn't need the night sights. But they're available if you want to buy them from me)

Magwell and MSH -> Ed Brown Maxiwell (wanted a larger magwell for magazine changes)

Springs -> Wilson Combat spring kit from Midway ($20 - the recoil spring was a bit weak on mine from the factory and the Wilson kit included a new mainspring, so my trigger pull is even lower now)

Magazine release -> Wilson Combat Extended (again, for quicker mag changes)

Grips -> G10 Tiger Stripe VZ Grips (look badass)

You don't have to do all these mods but I think it really makes Gloria stand out...

She's pictured here with a Checkmate 10 round mag:

This post was edited on 2/5 at 7:52 pm


KingRanch
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The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
59235 posts

re: Rate this 1911 at Cabelas
You and I need to go shoot one day



POONHOUND
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Member since Nov 2010
1340 posts

re: Rate this 1911 at Cabelas
Nice info man. as usual.
Nice pistol(s)


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bapple
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Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
8293 posts

re: Rate this 1911 at Cabelas
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You and I need to go shoot one day


Heard that!

quote:

Nice info man. as usual. Nice pistol(s)


Preciate it!

An OB outing to somewhere will have to be in the works. But it'll have to be post-ammogeddon.


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KBeezy
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2004
13246 posts

re: Rate this 1911 at Cabelas
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they got a springfield one that's $950.... its all stainless in the back but i kind of like the S&W.


That is a mil-spec and not even close to a $950 gun.

You can get a range officer for $100 cheaper and get way more features.

That Springfield pictured is a $750 gun man.



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lsufan1971
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Zachary
Member since Nov 2003
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re: Rate this 1911 at Cabelas
I have a S&W 1911. I bought it as a shot show special from Jim's in 2008. I love the gun. I have had some custom work done to it. One of my favorites.



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