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Old 03-03-2012, 06:54 PM
vinnieee vinnieee is offline
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S&W 1911 E-Series SC




Just picked up a new E-Series SC and will be adding Crimson Trace LG-907 Master Series laser grips. I have laser grips on my Performance Center guns 1911 and TRR8 .357 Mag. TRR8 also has a Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA.
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S&W 1911 Performance Center, Crimson Trace Master Series LG-901 laser grips.
S&W TRR8 .357 Mag, Crimson Trace laser grips and Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA LED
S&W 1911 E-Series SC two tone, Crimson Trace Master Series LG-907 laser grips.
S&W M&P Shield 9MM.
Colt Python .357 Mag

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Old 03-03-2012, 08:23 PM
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Some more pics
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S&W 1911 Performance Center, Crimson Trace Master Series LG-901 laser grips.
S&W TRR8 .357 Mag, Crimson Trace laser grips and Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA LED
S&W 1911 E-Series SC two tone, Crimson Trace Master Series LG-907 laser grips.
S&W M&P Shield 9MM.
Colt Python .357 Mag
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:53 PM
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I'm impressed with Smith I purchased a SW1911Sc on 3/1/2011 got home that night found out the front night sight wasn't working emailed them the next day. They have one in route to me. I'm impressed. I was looking at the Dan Wesson VBob but the Smith about 800 cheaper and it shoots great.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:48 AM
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I just got mine and haven't shot it yet, but I did just purchase Crimson Trace Master Series LG-907 for round heel 1911's from LaserSightUSA.com. Once I have them on I'm going to the range. Here's the link for LasersightUSA.com:

http://www.lasersightusa.com/Crimson...7_p/lg-907.htm
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S&W 1911 Performance Center, Crimson Trace Master Series LG-901 laser grips.
S&W TRR8 .357 Mag, Crimson Trace laser grips and Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA LED
S&W 1911 E-Series SC two tone, Crimson Trace Master Series LG-907 laser grips.
S&W M&P Shield 9MM.
Colt Python .357 Mag
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:54 AM
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I have the black slide with Master Series G10. It's a great look for my daily carry
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:18 PM
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I have the black slide with Master Series G10. It's a great look for my daily carry
I bet that looks nice
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S&W M&P Shield 9MM.
Colt Python .357 Mag
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:46 PM
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Nice pics and congratulations on your purchase. The sc is a great gun and I'm sure it will serve you well. The stainless model looks great, sometimes I wish I had got that instead. Only sometimes though lol
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:11 PM
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Nice pics and congratulations on your purchase. The sc is a great gun and I'm sure it will serve you well. The stainless model looks great, sometimes I wish I had got that instead. Only sometimes though lol
Thanks, Big! I really like your quote in your signature - to funny. I'm going to remember that one.
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S&W TRR8 .357 Mag, Crimson Trace laser grips and Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA LED
S&W 1911 E-Series SC two tone, Crimson Trace Master Series LG-907 laser grips.
S&W M&P Shield 9MM.
Colt Python .357 Mag
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:12 PM
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I think this model is pure sex. I baby mine a little too much.

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Old 03-08-2012, 07:31 PM
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I think this model is pure sex. I baby mine a little too much.

Are you planning to shoot it?
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:02 PM
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I'm still stroking it. Naw, I have about 300 rounds through it so far. A combo of 200 gr LSWC's, FMJ, 230 gr GDHP's, and a box of Federals 230 gr HST. It eat 'em up!
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:19 PM
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S&W E Series

Hi Folks,

I have several of the first generation S&W 1911's and have only had a safety plunger work its way loose on two of the five. Never had any failure to feed - they just work for me, which is why I guess I stick with them (of course I love the way they look too). When the E series came out I had to try one, especially after trying the little Pro Series 3", then a second, and then a third. Talk about OCD!! The funny thing is that some of the slides are tight as a cork in a 100 year old bottle of wine, and some downright rattle, but all shoot unbelievable groups.

I do have one Commander E series I might send in because the extractor pin looks low in the frame. I don't know if it is moving, which would not be a good thing, so I will send a couple pics to S&W and ask them to advise. I also have found their customer service to be SUPERB. I can hit anything with a 1911, and with a Glock style trigger, I'm better off throwing the gun at the target. Anyone know how how much slide play is abnormal, or are scandium guns prone to more slide play?
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:54 PM
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I wished I had held off on getting my lightweight Colt Commander and gotten a bob-tailed all black SC like Col. Colt's. That is a sharp looking gun, the serrations and bob tail have really grown on me since they first came out. Add a black flat trigger and call it done for me.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:03 PM
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New Bobtail

I just got my second commander E series and they are very nice (both black). I have the scandium PD in the commander size which is somewhat an identical gun with the exception of the bobtail and obvious E series stuff, but the bobtail, as small a piece removed as it is, makes the gun look much more compact and smaller than the older generation. Maybe its just a visual trick, but for some reason it looks and carries like a much smaller gun.. I also use a flush 8 rd mag and no more rib irritation from that point like the standard PD. I keep a second mag with a bump plate in a leather sleeve in my back pocket for quick reload

One interesting thing I want to check into later - has anyone felt the Kobra Carry with the thin grips? I was really amazed at how much smaller the pistol felt with thinner grips. Once again, reducing the bulkiness of the 1911. Hopefully someone will make some thin grips for the E series in the future. I would at least like to try it, but understand that the grommets must be changed to low profile as well. Anyone have any info on thin grips for the E series?

I will eventually get the Kobra - not anytime soon, but I would like to shoot one of the best of the best once in my lifetime to see if there is really a difference. It sure looked nice, but $2900 buys a couple really good guns and lots of ammo, holsters, accessories, etc. I am soundly very happy with S&W products, especially their 1911's. The only thing that could make me happier is if they would make their stainless guns with stainless safeties, beavertails, plungers, etc.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:53 PM
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New Bobtail

I just got my second commander E series and they are very nice (both black). I have the scandium PD in the commander size which is somewhat an identical gun with the exception of the bobtail and obvious E series stuff, but the bobtail, as small a piece removed as it is, makes the gun look much more compact and smaller than the older generation. Maybe its just a visual trick, but for some reason it looks and carries like a much smaller gun.. I also use a flush 8 rd mag and no more rib irritation from that point like the standard PD. I keep a second mag with a bump plate in a leather sleeve in my back pocket for quick reload

One interesting thing I want to check into later - has anyone felt the Kobra Carry with the thin grips? I was really amazed at how much smaller the pistol felt with thinner grips. Once again, reducing the bulkiness of the 1911. Hopefully someone will make some thin grips for the E series in the future. I would at least like to try it, but understand that the grommets must be changed to low profile as well. Anyone have any info on thin grips for the E series?

I will eventually get the Kobra - not anytime soon, but I would like to shoot one of the best of the best once in my lifetime to see if there is really a difference. It sure looked nice, but $2900 buys a couple really good guns and lots of ammo, holsters, accessories, etc. I am soundly very happy with S&W products, especially their 1911's. The only thing that could make me happier is if they would make their stainless guns with stainless safeties, beavertails, plungers, etc.

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Old 03-17-2012, 09:17 AM
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VZ Grips makes slim grips for the round-butt S&Ws. As I understand it you have to call in your order to specify the round-butt since it isn't on their website but it costs nothing extra.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:09 AM
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Do the factory grips need a special tool you need to purchase separately to remove, or does it come in the S&W box?
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:18 PM
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Are you planning to shoot it?
When I first got my E-Series 1911TA I just looked at it for 2 weeks..........
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:42 PM
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Do the factory grips need a special tool you need to purchase separately to remove, or does it come in the S&W box?
Yes, the pistol came with the Allen wrench. Just shot my primary bobtail this weekend and put 300rds of FMJ 230 through it. No problems. I am really liking the pistol. I hope S&W makes a full size scandium E series. The weight savings is noticeable and I really don't notice recoil differences between the scandium commander and my steel Kimber commander. Now shooting Corbon DPX 185grn through any of the pistols - commander up through full size is stout, but not unpleasant.

So far having good reliable performance from the E series as well as their first gen 1911's. One day I'm going to try a Ed Brown, Les Baer, or Wilson just to see if there are obvious differences in quality and shooting dynamics, but that will be a couple years down the road. The one very cool thing is whether you are a purist or like variations and variety, the 1911 is so versatile and as relevant as ever.
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