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Old 05-22-2012, 05:57 PM
Oldnovice Oldnovice is online now
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12,500+ rounds on "E" so far




Well I now have over 12,500 rounds on my 5 inch S&W E series 1911. Probably 95% of those were 200 grain LSWC rounds. Only problem I had was the extractor pin was replaced by S&W a few months ago and has not moved since. Trigger has always been pretty good but now it's really smooth. I use CMC power mags since I installed a Wilson speed chute but never had any problems with the ACT mags that came with it. I've been very happy with the "E" so far and customer service from S&W.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:08 PM
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i want to thank you. i just picked up my e series, and, having read some of the previous posts, i was starting to think i madea big mistake.

i feel much better now.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:17 PM
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Well I now have over 12,500 rounds on my 5 inch S&W E series 1911. Probably 95% of those were 200 grain LSWC rounds. Only problem I had was the extractor pin was replaced by S&W a few months ago and has not moved since. Trigger has always been pretty good but now it's really smooth. I use CMC power mags since I installed a Wilson speed chute but never had any problems with the ACT mags that came with it. I've been very happy with the "E" so far and customer service from S&W.
Man that is some round count. How long have you had the gun and how often do you shoot?
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:57 PM
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Man that is some round count. How long have you had the gun and how often do you shoot?
Purchased the gun March of 2011 and get to the range several times a week. I'm trying to wear it out .
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:49 PM
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I love hearing positive things about Smith. Especially someone who has put there gun through as much use as you have. Thanks for the positive feedback. Always good to hear good things.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:24 PM
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I have 500 rounds of SWC's through mine. They FTF more than I'd like but it's super accurate. Handloads = Rainier 200 grainers
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:04 PM
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200 rounds throug the e series today. 230 gr. american eagles. ejected to 3 o'clock position, zero ftf or fte malfunctions, and holds a decent group. a little left to p.o.a. but, i'll either learn to adjust, or have it dealt with.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:08 PM
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i'm seriously considering SSE a E-series to Cali! I really dig the blued rail 5" 1911 e-series.. looks like SW fixed all the bugs?
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:41 PM
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Purchased the gun March of 2011 and get to the range several times a week. I'm trying to wear it out .
I love it! No safe-queen here!

How's the fit holding up? Anything getting too loose for ya?
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:29 AM
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I love it! No safe-queen here!

How's the fit holding up? Anything getting too loose for ya?
Holding up quite well so far. Only a few small issues but nothing serious. Pin holding mainspring housing in broke in two but I just drove the half that stayed in out with a new pin and no problem. I now have 16,380 rounds put through her and no complaints
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:52 PM
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1,286 (er, 1406 now lol) rounds so far on my E since acquisition on 5/2/12 It's become my favorite shooter!

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Old 08-02-2012, 05:03 PM
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i'm seriously considering SSE a E-series to Cali! I really dig the blued rail 5" 1911 e-series.. looks like SW fixed all the bugs?
I believe they have; to the extent that any manufacturer has worked out all the bugs.

IMO; these days, the initial quality offered by any manufacturer is only as good as the last pistol they sold you.

I'm loving my E Series 1911TA after having an early production, low serial number lemon replaced by the company.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:26 PM
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Not 12.5K, but still not bad...

Well, it was bound to happen... I had my first FTF today with my E-series (5" railed model). After 1,394 rounds total, and 136 rounds into today's session, I had a failure-to-feed from one of the factory magazines. I just dropped the magazine, racked the slide, and proceeded to fire another 64 rounds without any trouble.

I use the factory mags as range-only, so I'm not too worried. No problems ever with 8-round McCormick Power Mags. The pistol shoots like a laser beam -- I've never been as accurate with any other handgun -- so despite today's hiccup, I think it's a keeper!!
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:17 AM
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Well, it was bound to happen... I had my first FTF today with my E-series (5" railed model). After 1,394 rounds total, and 136 rounds into today's session...
5" railed model hiccup after 1300+ rounds? No one around here will admit it but those are the worst 1911s Smith has ever put out! Send it back immediately. Wait, on second thought, don't even clean it, instead send it to me and I will give it my personal once-over treatment. I don't make this offer frequently as it's a very intensive process and return time runs about 36 months.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:21 AM
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Such a very kind offer!

I feel, however, that I should continue enduring the travails of owning this weapon, as such suffering will help cultivate in me the virtues of patience and stoicism.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:50 PM
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I have 500 rounds of SWC's through mine. They FTF more than I'd like but it's super accurate. Handloads = Rainier 200 grainers
What is the OAL of your SWC reloads? I've been playing with Berry's 200 gr SWC and I cannot seem to find the correct OAL to get them to run right.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:43 PM
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I don't own a E series S&W, but I do own a 2006 108284 (first year production for S&W 1911) currently have 29,650 rounds thru her and she is still as tight as the day I bought her. The only problem I ever had was the grip safety started to rattle after about 10,000 rounds so I sent it back to S&W, the rep called me 3 days later asking about the problem so I explained the rattle and asked if they could lighten the trigger pull and that I was expecting to pay for the trigger job. Well 9 days later the gun shows up at my house, no rattle, and a trigger that breaks clean and crisp at 3 lbs. And they didn't charge me, plus they sent me 2 more Wilson combat mags for my inconvenience. People say what they want but S&W has the BEST customer service in the industry. This gun has been my daily carry since the day I bought it.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:01 PM
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Did Carmen Electra hand deliver it too?
Maybe w/ a pizza and a sixer?
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