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Old 05-22-2012, 03:07 AM
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SW1911TA-E Weight




Hey guys, I have a pretty specific question about weight.

How much does the rail E Series full-size weigh, with a gi guide rod, S&A magwell, and G10 grips?

Does anyone even have a similar settup?

Sorry for the narrowness of the question, but I want to use this gun for competition, so weight is important.

Thanks for any help guys,
Cole
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:04 AM
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I have almost the exact setup you are asking about. SW1911TA E-Series, Wilson Combat GI Recoil Spring Guide, Wilson Combat long recoil spring plug, Ed Brown magwell and VZ Grips Operators II Grips:

Weight with Check-Mate 8-round extended hybrid magazine:



2 pounds, 10.4 ounces

Weight without magazine:



2 pounds, 7.6 ounces.

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:11 AM
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For reference, here's the weight of a stock SW1911TA (FLGR) with factory mag:

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Old 05-22-2012, 05:00 PM
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Engineer, thanks a ton. That is about as close to what I am thinking about doing as possible! How does it run for you?

If I could bother you with one last, albeit stupid question, what is the length of that rail from the center of the slide stop pin to the end? Is it under 3 inches?

I really appreciate your help.

Cole
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:49 PM
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The pistol runs great. Maybe I'm one of the blessed few, but none of my SW1911 E-Series have given me any problems.

Is this the measurement you are looking for?



Precision down to ten thousandths on an eyeballed measurement. :P
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:03 AM
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Wow, thank again for all the help! Is there a medal I can nominate you for?

Glad to hear that the gun is running well, I am planning on picking one up in a couple weeks. Stainless treating you well? I'm in AZ, so there is a lot of sweat involved with carrying a gun.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:23 AM
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Always happy to help when I can. Countless people on many gun boards have helped me out when I needed it.

As far as the stainless goes, I really don't carry this particular gun - so I don't know how it would hold up. I actually carry a *gasp* Sig C3 - but there's not too much sweating in northern Ohio.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:54 PM
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Yeah, I get that. Anywhere near Mansfield? Thats where my dad grew up.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:53 AM
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I think you will find that S.S. will hold up just fine, and I say this because I carry my 5" S&W 1911 every day in the Florida humidity and rain after 6 plus years no problems with the finish.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:50 PM
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Sweet, thanks man. I am also liking that I can work on it (blend magwell) without having to refinish it to make it look "finished."

Thanks guys for the help.
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