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    S&W 1911pd/gunsite Info.

    I think that I've asked this question before but-- here it goes...
    I posted a thread concering any info on the Kimber RCP 2 vs. the Colt New Agent. (Thanks guy's and dolls!)
    I'm now asking the same question concering the S&W 1911's.
    Is there any difference (reliability, accuracy, ect...) between the 1911PD and the 'Gunsite' model?
    A freind of mine ownes a S&W 1911 'Gunsite' model and he thinks it the cats meow.
    I like the Spingfield Champion Lightweight (bi/tone) but I want the traditional 4 1/4 inch barrel with standard barrel bushing and recoil plug and guide.
    It's going to be at least 6 monthe before I'll be able to purchase one so time is not a factor.
    S&W said that the 'Gunsite' model will still be offered in 2008.
    Thanks again.

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    All the SW1911 PD models are the same except for cosmetic features. The SW1911 PD Gunsite has:

    - Brass Bead front sight
    - Plain black rear Novak sight
    - Wood Gunsite logo grips
    - Gunsite logo'd slide markings

    Other than that, identical to the others. I have two of each flavor:

    - Two of the original 1911 Sc "Billboard Model"
    - Two of the SW1911 PD Gunsites

    I had one of the smaller "1911 PD" marked Commanders but sold it along with it's full size brother.

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    Thanks James!!!

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    I have a Springfield Champion and two S&W 1911's, a PD and a SC. I'm not able to say one is better than the other, all are very fine weapons.

    I'm impressed with the S&W's and they're all very nice to carry and shoot. If I were you, I'd just pick the gun you like and then go shoot the heck out of it!
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    I have my S&W PD the only problem i seen with it was the mainspring housing stuck out and tore my hand up. Quick fix though. Changed it out and its a dream to shoot. Has anyone else had that problem. Sorry dont mean to Hijack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magilla82ABN View Post
    I have my S&W PD the only problem i seen with it was the mainspring housing stuck out and tore my hand up. Quick fix though. Changed it out and its a dream to shoot. Has anyone else had that problem. Sorry dont mean to Hijack
    Yes, same here. The teeth on the mainspring housing of my S&W 1911Sc were very sharp and chewed up the palm of my hand. This was remedied when I had the pistol Bobtailed and went with the Ed Brown smooth mainspring housing.

    I recently handled another S&W 1911, and while the teeth on the mainspring housing were still large, the sharp tips had been flattened. Very comfortable. S&W must have been aware of the issue and fixed it.

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