Gear: Smith & Wesson Model 1911


Smith & Wesson Model 1911

Smith & Wesson
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: MSRP $1035.00
Average Rating:
(11 Votes)

Smith & Wesson Model 1911, SKU: 108282, .45 ACP 8+1 Semi-Auto Handgun

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    dawgfan, Tue, 04 Mar 2008 04:21:45 UTC.
    1st review

    I started looking at model 1911's after qualifying for my CHL with a Glock G27 .40 Caliber which was a great conceal weapon but uncomfortable to shoot. I looked at a lot of guns and narrowed it down to either a Kimber or the Smith; either would have been a good choice. After reading a lot of reviews for both, I went with the Smith. I LOVE THIS GUN! It is not very good for concealed carry but it is easily accessible in my auto. I would recommend the SW1911 to anyone looking for a large frame .45ACP.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 17 Mar 2008 20:57:50 UTC.

    Good weapon, patrol guys have to carry 4 mags on the belt though cause of single stack mags. Shoots straight low recoil and good takedown power.

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    cjones71, Thu, 22 May 2008 21:43:47 UTC.

    I was looking to get the Taurus 1911 when i came upon the S&W. I purchased for about $930 with tax. I qualified easy with the gun. Ever since I got the Galco Concealable belt holster from Lapolice gear. I carry this gun full time concealed from the time I get dressed until I get undressed. I find it no problems with the right shirts and the Galco holster that it conceals rather easy on my medium/small frame with no print. I live in the desert so I wear mine with a WoolRichEliteTactical series conceal carry short sleve dress shirt. The only issue I do not like but live with due to the extended coil rod. The front retaining clip is difficult to do with out the tool S&W provides. Other then that I trully believe in this gun for protection. Goes very well with my 38 Special +P snub nose backup.

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    rotor_head55, Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:27:53 UTC.

    For me, it is sturdy, reliable and easily obtained sight picture with the knock down power to take an assailient out with.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:51:12 UTC.

    I like the feel and the stopping power of the 1911 series. The low magazines capacity is not a total bummer; if you need four magazines to bring down an asshole, I think you are in the wrong line of work. One shot one kill.

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    Wolvarine, Thu, 24 Jul 2008 05:53:03 UTC.

    One Mean Gun!

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    servingproud, Fri, 29 Aug 2008 02:52:57 UTC.

    Just had the chance to shoot this at the range. A fellow officer had it. Shoots great. Has a little size to it. Not sure it would be a good fit for smaller hands. Good ballance, power.
    I would not like to be on the reciving end of this.

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    specialED86, Sun, 09 Nov 2008 22:09:33 UTC.

    i loved my 1911, now if the army would let me carry it on duty it would be a great day

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    CPD2073, Sat, 06 Dec 2008 20:10:04 UTC.

    department issued...not sure i like all the sfaeties though

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    heribertorodriguez, Tue, 30 Dec 2008 21:46:12 UTC.

    i love mine i carry mine on duty and off duty easy to shoot and easy to use

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    JAMHPD1372, Wed, 16 Sep 2009 20:03:58 UTC.

    Well where to start. Opening the box, it is pretty. To is smooth. When it comes down to sucks. Being a SWAT Operator we have had this weapon for the past year and a half. We started out with the Scandium frame. That did not work out to well. Two guns broke in half.......20 other guns had parts falling off them. Then we went to the stainless steel. Now there are feeding issues. Over a year and a half later reps finally came out to our department. They gave us their word the problems were fixed. Out of 25 guns that were fixed 24 of them went down with broken parts, failure to feeds, and a plethora of other issues. We sent S&W packen.

    Me personally I would much rather have an original Colt. Don't get me wrong I love the 1911 platform....has been battle proven. But with all these 1911 knock off's were is the reliability, with the affordability for a department. Bottom line is S&W does not really stand behind there product. My life is not worth giving up while S&W works out the kinks. If you want a Smith....stick with a revolver.

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