Thoughts on S&W E Series 1911 Pistol

Thoughts on S&W E Series 1911 Pistol

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    Thoughts on S&W E Series 1911 Pistol

    Gents,

    I got a little extra cash from a spiff incentive at my work. I know buying guns is stupid, but the bills are all paid and my birthday is next week. I was going to buy another M&P40c for carry (I traded my last one) because I know what to expect. As I was trolling S&W's website I came across what can only be described as a work of ART! I saw and handled one at my LGS a while back, and forgot about it because I don't usually buy $1200 guns (and by usually I mean "ever").

    Product: Model SW1911SC<br>E-Series? - Round Butt, Scandium Frame

    The gun is only 29oz, which is a mere 1oz more than my pro carry. But this gun has EVERYTHING I have ever wanted in a 1911. Do any of you own one of these unicorns? If so, anything negative to say? This will be my EDC so keep that in mind. Am I nuts? Should I just buy the 40c and save the other $600 for ammo?

    Thanks!
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    Thats a nice looking gun. I like the fish scales on the front and back.
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    I'm not a 1911 guy but that gun looks great.


    Buying guns is not stupid unless you can get them for free....
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    I have one and use it as my everyday carry. No problems at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ab4ux View Post
    I have one and use it as my everyday carry. No problems at all.
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    Thanks for the info. She sure is a beauty. I like two tone but think if I go this route I will be getting all black. Do you like the factory grips? They look "thin" in the pics I have seen, does smith ship em with "thin" grips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    Thanks for the info. She sure is a beauty. I like two tone but think if I go this route I will be getting all black. Do you like the factory grips? They look "thin" in the pics I have seen, does smith ship em with "thin" grips?
    The factory grips are a bit thick to me but I am a female with normal female hands. I put a set of VZ thin grips on mine and
    it just fits me now. I love the way it has a push back into the hand instead of the snap of a 9mm. Very easy to handle. You will
    love it.

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    I happened to see a stainless version today, that is a nice piece of work. No knowledge about its function, though.

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    I have one for quite a while. No issues with JHP, perhaps Kimber could take a lesson, very accurate, and great looking. I have the black one and love how it looks. I bought some custom grips but after a while I put the factory grips back on. They just looked and felt better.

    The custom touches on this gun IMO make it a great value. For anyone looking for a 5" the street price is about $800 and an unbelievable steal. Mt Bobtail cost $1150, list $1350 so I was happy with the price.

    I have only 2 negatives and one is personal choice. I don't like ambi safeties so I changed that. If you want to shoot +P alot it's recoil is harse but not enough to affect accuracy or follow up shots.
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    In my experience of looking for this gun for the last 2 weeks, your biggest issue will be finding one haha. Never seen a bad thing posted about them anywhere.

    I made the mistake of handling a Colt Commander last Saturday at the LGS so my gun fund is a bit dry and the E Series is gonna have to wait. Good luck though! I'll be envious.

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    I've a full size "E" series and have not had any issues with it. I did swap out the ambi-thumb safety for a single side one.
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    i honestly cannot think of a good reason not buy it. Bills are paid AND its your birthday... shoot... i would on it like a fat kid on a cupcake. Although.... you may want to check out the kimber Raptor...
    Kimber America | Pro Raptor II

    IMO, one of the most gorgeous guns created by the hands of man.
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    I would not call myself a 1911 fan but that is a nice looking pistol. My nephew has one similar to this and he loves it and shoots it very well. I have only shot his once and did OK with it. I am sure it is something that with practice I would shoot a lot better. That being said I think you could buy the M+P Compact for carry and a full sized M+P for range shooting for not much more than this one 1911.

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    That was the gun I wanted, but got a deal on my SC1911.
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    I almost bought one of those at my LGS... It was between that and the kimber Pro CDP II... The kimber "felt" better and had an outstanding trigger! If I was you I'd look at the Pro cdp II! Just an opinion though!
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    I used to have the gun you are talking about and can recommend it heartedly. It is not only a good looking gun but also a fine shooter. However the reality of lugging it around for hours set in and I sold it for a smaller 9mm that I can carry in comfort. I am one of those guys who is comforted when he is comfortable. :)
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