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Old 12-15-2017, 01:09 AM
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S&W E-Series performance?

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/719731955

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/719801967

Commander version: http://www.gunbroker.com/item/728502488

What do you think? Does Smith's external extractor work over the long term?
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Old 12-15-2017, 01:30 AM
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What do you think? Does Smith's external extractor work over the long term?
The external extractor on S&W 1911's is a non-factor. Smith & Wesson has forgotten more about building reliable and durable external extractors than most other folks know!

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Old 12-15-2017, 08:28 AM
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The S&W 1911 series is probably the most under rated firearm on the planet. Fit, finish, accuracy and reliability are top notch.

The external extractor has been in use by S&W since the M39 in the early 1960's. The 1911's are 100% reliable, you will forget it's there!

S&W customer service is also "the best"!

SIG seems to be doing OK with them as well!

The Kimber debacle has a lot to do with the negative press surrounding the external extractor.

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Old 12-15-2017, 09:30 AM
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I have the Commander version in your post, I have two 3rd gen 10mm Smiths (1066 & 1076) and a Sig Tac-ops, all with external with absolutely zero issues from any of them.
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:03 AM
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The S&W 1911 series is probably the most under rated firearm on the planet. Fit, finish, accuracy and reliability are top notch.

The external extractor has been in use by S&W since the M39 in the early 1960's. The 1911's are 100% reliable, you will forget it's there!

S&W customer service is also "the best"!

SIG seems to be doing OK with them as well!

The Kimber debacle has a lot to do with the negative press surrounding the external extractor.

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This is so true.
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:07 PM
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I have the SW1911SC. Never had extractor issues. I recommend it, especially for carrying.
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:25 PM
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I’ve been very happy w/ my E series. No issues w/ the external extractor.
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:44 PM
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I am sure they are good, I just never cares for them with any real good reason. They just look whatever to me.
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Buy your Kimbers tune 'em up if needed.... quit reading all the bull****...
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:55 PM
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I have the Sc version your referring to and I have had zero problems with about 4000 rounds of various types of ammo through it, I also have a first year model billboard target with almost 30,000 through it and can report the same. These guns just keep shooting and are extremely accurate.

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Old 01-07-2018, 07:17 PM
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S&W 1911s are very solid performers. They're not an EB, WC, or NH 1911 (costing far more) and they do have the external extractor ... But they run ... and run ... and run. Very solid. American made, iconic company, and better than average service, warranty, etc. (although you'll likely never need the latter).

I won't "oversell" them ... but they don't require any overselling for those who are o.k. with the aesthetics and are looking in this price range.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:57 AM
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All good to hear. Fedex has my SW1911SC at a holding facility pending delivery to my FFL. It was supposed to be Friday, but the FFL was closed (we don't do snow, ice and threats of snow and ice down here).

I plan for this gun to become my daily OC gun, perhaps alternating it with S&W 329PD in .44 magnum, which also has a scandium frame.

This SW1911SC will be my first .45 since my Dad's .45 Gov't Model was stolen Dec. 1986.

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Old 01-14-2018, 09:14 AM
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All good to hear. Fedex has my SW1911SC at a holding facility pending delivery to my FFL. It was supposed to be Friday, but the FFL was closed (we don't do snow, ice and threats of snow and ice down here).

I plan for this gun to become my daily OC gun, perhaps alternating it with S&W 329PD in .44 magnum, which also has a scandium frame.

This SW1911SC will be my first .45 since my Dad's .45 Gov't Model was stolen Dec. 1986.

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Welcome to the forum, I think you will really like your new Smith.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:19 PM
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I got one on trade afew months ago.Kid said it was to heavy to carry not even gonna tell ya what i traded with.

Didnt plan on keeping it becuz im not into 1911's with rails. but i gotta say this is a REALLY nice 1911. keeping for sure!

Eseries T/A 1911
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:00 AM
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I just came by to beat the drum for S&W's external extractors.

They're robust and ultra reliable.

Good luck with your new 1911.
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:10 PM
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I have a S&W 4506, shot lots.
4506-1, shot 3-4,000 rounds (my night stand gun has Triduum sights)
have S&W 1911TA melonite
and M&P45 full size
none of them have ever had a problem with the external extractor failure
Can't say that about 1911's with internal extractors and have several
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:51 PM
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Wilson Combat's new EDC 9 has a familiar looking external extractor ( and no grip safety)


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Old 04-22-2018, 08:03 PM
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External extractors on 1911s may not be popular with lovers of the original design, but they are in fact, a product improvement for 1911s. They are easier to setup at the factory, dont need tuning, and when they fail, its usually the spring being worn out. Out of the box they just work. This is not to say original internal extractor design doesnt work, but it takes more care and maintanence than the externals. The externals, as set up by top manufacturers like Sig and S&W, are best of breed.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:46 PM
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The external extractor on S&W 1911's is a non-factor. Smith & Wesson has forgotten more about building reliable and durable external extractors than most other folks know!
Exhibit 'A' - Gen.3 pistols!

S&W is the ONLY mfg. of external extractors, that I DON'T worry about!
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:09 PM
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Bought a new to me SW1911 E a couple weeks ago. Fired 163 rds so far and it has performed flawlessly. Pawn shop find.
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:15 AM
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Because threads suck without pictures, I love my S&W 1911 SC LW Commander. Here she is with her cousin the Sig C-3 LW Commander.
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Old 05-12-2018, 07:49 PM
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Hey

Love my S&W SW1911TA, 100% reliable thru the first 550 rounds. Looks and feels awesome, best trigger of any of the pistols I own.
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Love my S&W SW1911TA, 100% reliable thru the first 550 rounds. Looks and feels awesome, best trigger of any of the pistols I own.
You’ll really like that SW1911TA, I have one just like it and it never failed me once. Recently stripped it out and replaced all the internals and it is holding a Nelson Conversion and currently dedicated to that. Kept all the factory parts as they were so it can be changed back anytime.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:50 AM
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Welcome to the forum, I think you will really like your new Smith.
Thank you!

And you were exactly right.

Is this not the most beautiful sidearm ever made?



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Old 05-13-2018, 10:00 AM
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Nice- congrats
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:07 AM
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This is how mine looks now, the E-Series was a great base for the project. The trigger is 2# but will bump it up to 2 1/2# to match my PII. I did the sear with a TR Sear Jig, they really have to be felt to be appreciated as it is somewhat hard to explain. Apply a little pressure and the hammer falls. Sear, hammer, disco, trigger and thumb safety all Wilson Bullet Proof parts. Mainspring housing and mag well is a Brown chainlink. A mag well is an essential part of a bullseye gun.
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