SCANDIUM 1911 Commander - Yes or No?

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    SCANDIUM 1911 Commander - Yes or No?

    I have a Colt Combat Commander and I would like another Commander size 1911.

    How does the S&W Scandium Commander size 1911 stack up?

    What is the weight difference?

    Any concerns about the frame holding up after 1000''s of rounds?

    Pics of yours if you have one???

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    Oh man, I sure am impressed with my 2 S&W 1911's!

    My EDC is now my 1911SC.



    Very accurate and surprisingly easy to shoot considering the lighter frame. (30.2oz empty)

    My other S&W is the 1911PD and I'm looking to get a S&W Gunsite model too!
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    I have had my S&W 1911Sc for nearly three years and from the lousy scanner pic you can see that it has the original "bill board" advertising inscribed on its side. The Commander has been a simply outstanding concealed carry weapon. First, it is lighter than a regular sized 1911 but, even with it being lighter, recoil has just never been a factor. I carry it in a CTAC holster by Comp-Tac which spreads out the weight on my gun belt. Makes the pistol feel even lighter than it is.

    In the three or so years I have owned it I have put, perhaps, 1K through it with absolutely no malfunctions of any kind. For me it has been an accurate, reliable CCW and I recommend it without reservation.
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    Yes, I would recommend it. Even though I have only had mine for a little over a year and only have approximately 300 rounds through it, it has operated flawlessly. Never a jam. Weighs less than 28 ounces. Very light.

    Pics before and after Bobtail.








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    Go for it. Nice pistol.
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    Good reputation

    Although I do not own one of these, I know that they have an excellent reputation for reliability. And it is a S&W that you can buy without the integral lock, which is another reason to consider it.
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    Mine has performed flawlessly.
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    i have the pd model which is pretty much the same and it is amazing. great gun and you wont regret it!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccwguy View Post
    Pics before and after Bobtail.
    Did you use the original MSH in your Bobtail job, or a replacement? Alloy or steel?

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    No worries about the wear & tear of heavy use on a Scandium-framed 1911. I assure you that you'll need a rebuild well before that pistol does.

    By the way, ccwguy, that's a great Bobtail. Well Done!
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    I would do so and not think about it twice.
    S&W 1911s are top shelf right out the box and the Scandium in specific is stronger than steel even as it's physically lighter due to it's alloy matrix of scandium and aluminum.
    I'd love to have one in commander sizing.

    BTW S&W is working on a 9MM 1911 variant for debut later in the year. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    BTW S&W is working on a 9MM 1911 variant for debut later in the year. ;)
    Hey Janq, are they gonna' downsize the frame (re: Springfield EMP) or just do a caliber conversion?

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    S &W seem to have a good rep for customer service as well.

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