Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 6/2/2009 5:54:46 PM EST
how are they, are they all american made or do they source out like springfield. how are the internal parts. i'm looking to get a new 1911; have a sig and no problems. heard too many kimber horror stories and know nothing about colts
Link Posted: 6/2/2009 6:00:39 PM EST
I regret selling mine... bought it used but unfired. It had a bur in the ejection port and some marks on the slide I couldn't get off.

Sent it to S&W and it was returned a week later with a free upgraded trigger and magwell.
Link Posted: 6/2/2009 6:09:55 PM EST
I bought a new S&W 1911PD last summer and have put about 300 rounds of mixed brands of FMJ and HP.
All rounds fired flawlessly and I had no stoppages using the factory Novak mags.

My only issue with the pistol is that the trigger seems to be a bit loose.
Link Posted: 6/2/2009 6:21:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/2/2009 6:22:02 PM EST by rsc]
They will probably be the next Newest, Bestest Must-Have that folks will be raving about. Buy one now before they are gone or the price jumps.
Link Posted: 6/2/2009 6:31:00 PM EST
they are good guns––i liked mine
Link Posted: 6/2/2009 6:33:37 PM EST
Can't speak of the parts they use but everyone I know that has had one liked it.

Few things about them though. One a bunch of them use full length guide rods. Personally I like this but a lot of die hard 1911 fans do not. Same with the external extractors that many of the smith and wesson 1911's have(not sure if all of them have this but everyone I have seen has). Once again something that a lot of 1911 die hards will hate.

Personally if you like the gun buy it. Smith and Wesson makes a quality product.
Link Posted: 6/2/2009 7:42:04 PM EST
I've had a bit of exposure to them, they appear to be a very nice gun. If I were to buy another 1911 I would probably try one.
Link Posted: 6/2/2009 10:25:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
they are good guns––i liked mine


This. The only problems I had was loose trigger (purely aesthetics), loose thumb safety (purely aesthetics), and it wouldn't feed Hornady hollow points.
Link Posted: 6/2/2009 11:07:08 PM EST
I'd like to get one of these:



Compact ES: S&W's version of the CCO.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 2:30:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 1:46:54 PM EST
thanks for the info, but would really like to know how they are to kimber.
Link Posted: 6/3/2009 9:32:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By Coldshot:
thanks for the info, but would really like to know how they are to kimber.


Well they both use that Godforsaken Schwarz safety design, but S&W from everything I've seen and read are pretty good in the QC department. My Kimber TLE II that I had, I hope to high holy hell its sitting in the bottom of river rusting away because thats all it was good for.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 5:02:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2009 5:04:02 AM EST by jackd1]
Originally Posted By Coldshot:
thanks for the info, but would really like to know how they are to kimber.



I've had 5 Kimbers in 5" and 3 in the 9mm 4" and 3 S&W PDs. I'd personally buy the Smith & Wesson. JD

ETA: correct spelling
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 5:29:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 3:11:37 PM EST by ANGST]
Originally Posted By tpsh:
I bought a new S&W 1911PD last summer and have put about 300 rounds of mixed brands of FMJ and HP.
All rounds fired flawlessly and I had no stoppages using the factory Novak mags.

My only issue with the pistol is that the trigger seems to be a bit loose.


+1 my 1911PD had a loose trigger, I sent it back and they replaced it with something a bit tighter. It's not as tight as my GI Remington Rand 1911, but its good.


OK I take it back the trigger just fell out of mine
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 5:37:06 AM EST
I've been real happy with mine. I had some issues with the supplied magazines, but some good Wilson's or Check-Mates solved those issues.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 5:39:46 AM EST
I have put about 500 rounds down range with my S&W1911PD. No problems so far.....

Link Posted: 6/4/2009 5:41:27 AM EST
I like my S&W a lot.

I sent mine back to get a trigger job, that was a big improvement.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 6:14:16 AM EST
I've had 5, down to two now (wish I kept them all )...


They all have been 100% solid. That said, if I lived in a free state, I'd probably go Ed Brown or Wilson Combat.

Things I don't like about the S&W 1911's (even though I've had zero problems)... the standard line up needs the larger PC extractor and the FPS needs to go. The MIM parts are an easy fix.
Link Posted: 6/4/2009 2:25:16 PM EST
I had the commander size, never did run right, I sold it.
Link Posted: 6/5/2009 8:06:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2009 8:08:31 PM EST by yugosksfan]
I've had a commander-sized S&W 1911PD for about a month now. I've only put about 50 rounds through it so far, but it ran without a hitch. I'm loving the lightweight scandium frame!

ETA: I've heard that a good number of S&W's early production 1911's had teething problems. Mine is a newer manufacture model.
Link Posted: 6/7/2009 1:16:56 PM EST
I have a stainless S&W 1911 and have run close to 500 - 600 rounds through it with out an issue. I wish I could find a commander sized.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 2:13:06 AM EST
they are all over the web.

fyi, they don't use the traditional schwartz safety. do some homework people.
Originally Posted By AK-Monkey:
I have a stainless S&W 1911 and have run close to 500 - 600 rounds through it with out an issue. I wish I could find a commander sized.


Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:12:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 3:39:30 PM EST by ANGST]
Originally Posted By ANGST:
Originally Posted By tpsh:
I bought a new S&W 1911PD last summer and have put about 300 rounds of mixed brands of FMJ and HP.
All rounds fired flawlessly and I had no stoppages using the factory Novak mags.

My only issue with the pistol is that the trigger seems to be a bit loose.


+1 my 1911PD had a loose trigger, I sent it back and they replaced it with something a bit tighter. It's not as tight as my GI Remington Rand 1911, but its good.



OK I take it back the trigger just fell out of mine

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:25:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 5:26:14 PM EST by jackd1]
Originally Posted By ANGST:
Originally Posted By ANGST:
Originally Posted By tpsh:
I bought a new S&W 1911PD last summer and have put about 300 rounds of mixed brands of FMJ and HP.
All rounds fired flawlessly and I had no stoppages using the factory Novak mags.

My only issue with the pistol is that the trigger seems to be a bit loose.


+1 my 1911PD had a loose trigger, I sent it back and they replaced it with something a bit tighter. It's not as tight as my GI Remington Rand 1911, but its good.



OK I take it back the trigger just fell out of mine


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3329/3626484155_42528ca9d5_o.jpg


I never saw a trigger like that on a Smith. Did the factory do that? JD



Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:49:55 PM EST
if you still got it and dont want it, ill buy if off ya
Originally Posted By ANGST:
Originally Posted By ANGST:
Originally Posted By tpsh:
I bought a new S&W 1911PD last summer and have put about 300 rounds of mixed brands of FMJ and HP.
All rounds fired flawlessly and I had no stoppages using the factory Novak mags.

My only issue with the pistol is that the trigger seems to be a bit loose.


+1 my 1911PD had a loose trigger, I sent it back and they replaced it with something a bit tighter. It's not as tight as my GI Remington Rand 1911, but its good.



OK I take it back the trigger just fell out of mine

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3329/3626484155_42528ca9d5_o.jpg


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:26:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By jackd1:
Originally Posted By ANGST:
Originally Posted By ANGST:
Originally Posted By tpsh:
I bought a new S&W 1911PD last summer and have put about 300 rounds of mixed brands of FMJ and HP.
All rounds fired flawlessly and I had no stoppages using the factory Novak mags.

My only issue with the pistol is that the trigger seems to be a bit loose.


+1 my 1911PD had a loose trigger, I sent it back and they replaced it with something a bit tighter. It's not as tight as my GI Remington Rand 1911, but its good.



OK I take it back the trigger just fell out of mine


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3329/3626484155_42528ca9d5_o.jpg


I never saw a trigger like that on a Smith. Did the factory do that? JD





Yep, I returned the gun because of a loose trigger, they replaced it with that one. I returned it again to have the trigger adjusted because it would not drop the hammer on a loaded mag. Now will be a 3rd time.
Top Top