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Old 06-29-2012, 05:27 PM
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SW1911 E series question




I'm looking at a fullsize SW1911E at my local shop and have a question. I know the slides are forged but was wondering if the frames were forged or cast stainless steel? This pistol really has a quality feel to it and at $710 I may have to buy it.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:12 PM
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Not and answer to your question but...just my opinion on the E Series...I have the 1911 SC E series and absolutely love it. 1000+ rounds , accurate and no malfunctions, Great Shooter.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:54 PM
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Don't know either, but I too have shot a friends. Pretty sweet. I have a sw1911pd that is 2 years old and with 2000 rounds, never a problem.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:01 PM
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I'm looking at a fullsize SW1911E at my local shop and have a question. I know the slides are forged but was wondering if the frames were forged or cast stainless steel? This pistol really has a quality feel to it and at $710 I may have to buy it.
I have that same pistol and as of today I have put over 15,000 rounds thru it with only a few minor problems. Not sure about the frame being forged or not but it's holding up fine. I gave a bit more for mine but not complaining.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:11 PM
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STAY AWAY from that gun. I recognised the serial number. It has a curse on it, that's why they are selling it so cheap. Let me know where it's at and I'll buy it and return it to the witch which put the curse on it.

That's actually a super good price.
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One in the weapon, and a spare 8 round mag. I figure that should be enough to get me through the day. If not, I'm probably at the end of a long line of bad decisions.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:40 PM
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I just picked 1 of then up 829 in my area. Looks good I've only put 200 rounds through it shoots fine but came with crooked rear sight but nbd.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:30 PM
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I'm looking at a fullsize SW1911E at my local shop and have a question. I know the slides are forged but was wondering if the frames were forged or cast stainless steel? This pistol really has a quality feel to it and at $710 I may have to buy it.


I believe the third line answers your question .
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:38 PM
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Thanks Engineer, I had a feeling it was probably a forged frame. It's soon to be mine.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:37 AM
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That is the lowest price I've seen on an E. paid $740 for mine and thought it was a deal.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:16 AM
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I have a black railed one on order for $950. It's SKU # 108409 I've been waiting since March.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:15 AM
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Researching these SW1911s S&W has jumped into the 1911 market with both feet. The E series are a bargain for their price range and after this one I may have to buy the SC Bobtail version. If the E series performs as well as my Colt XSE I'll be a happy camper.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:15 PM
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That is the lowest price I've seen on an E. paid $740 for mine and thought it was a deal.
how bout it? at first i thought 775 was a mistake....i got hosed!
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:26 PM
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Actually, I meant to ask if the gun were new. Wonder if it might be lightly used, or a "demo" of some sort. Then again, maybe it's just a hellava deal.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:36 PM
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$710 is a great price. I paid $780 for mine at a local shop.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:13 PM
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epj, it's a brand new pistol. So new in fact the date on the fired case envelope was just a week earlier 06/21/12.
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Actually, I meant to ask if the gun were new. Wonder if it might be lightly used, or a "demo" of some sort. Then again, maybe it's just a hellava deal.

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Old 07-01-2012, 07:11 PM
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Paid $839 for mine two months ago here in the Baltimore area, and considered it a bargain. Haven't seen another one, a single one, anywhere. Love it, and it's about the 12th 1911 I've had.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:59 PM
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That looks exactly like mine! I better check the safe and see if it has walked away! If yours runs as good as mine you will love it!.....tnpaw
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:01 PM
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For sw1911 e series bobtail cost around 1100 here .in Washington. High???ty
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