I've got a couple thousand burning a hole in my pocket and the tax free weekend is fast approaching. I already know I'm going get an Aimpoint Pro for one of the ARs but I went in to the local shop today and the counter salesman was bragging on the Smith and Wesson 1911s. I have a few Kimbers and a "custom" job that I picked up in a trade a few years ago. 2 of the Kimbers are 3" and the other 2 are full size. The one I thought was super sexy was a 4.25" but I haven't heard much about S&W 1911s. Question is does S&W make a quality 1911 that is worth $1300? And here is a pick and a link to the one I'm looking at. S&W 1911SC-E Image: http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson2/upload/images/firearms/zoom_lg/108483_01_lg.jpg
bapple LSU Fan Capital City Member since Oct 2010 7828 posts
re: 1911 fanbois I need some advice (Posted on 7/30/13 at 1:46 am to ruzil)
quote: I have that same 1911. It's a damn fine weapon. Bapple helped me pick it out.
And I can attest that she shoots just as good as she looks.
quote: Buddy of mine has the one like this in the 2 tone. Really cool looking gun.
So does Carson. He posted a picture here a while back. I'm sure he can attest to how slick they are too.
I love the look of S&W 1911s. The serrations make it one of a kind and the external extractor does not bother me at all, as long as it works. And I have never had a single problem with mine and it will probably last longer than a standard 1911 extractor.
EDIT: Forgot to mention that S&W uses their proprietary scandium on a few of their different guns. The 38 special Airweight uses it as well. It's supposed to have more rigidity than aluminum but be just as lightweight.
The "SC" in the title means that it has a scandium frame. This is a very light 1911.