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Old 08-22-2004, 10:51 AM
Double O Double O is offline
 
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S&W Sc

I am thinking about purchasing one of S&W's new 1911 Sc Scandium Commanders.This would be my first 1911,most of my experience is with 9mm
Glock Pistols.I would like to use this 1911 for IDPA and CCW.

Is this a good first 45 Cal pistol?How good is the workmanship on S&W's
1911s?Range reports,accuracy,reliability,and felt recoil?Is this a good out
of the box gun or will it need some Gunsmithing?

Double O
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Old 08-22-2004, 12:48 PM
Avery Goodschot Avery Goodschot is offline
 
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I like mine more everyday. Well made and reliable.

You will get more recoil than with the standard. That's your call.
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Old 08-22-2004, 04:02 PM
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A bit more recoil, but you'll appreciate the lighter weight when you're carrying it every day.

-- Chuck
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Old 08-23-2004, 12:59 AM
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The Sc is a great CCW. And with the 8 round mags, you will not be at a disadvantage in IDPA against other single stacks. The S&W is a great weapon.
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:37 PM
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After learning from my post that the 'recall' was BS I bought one. The fit of the slide/frame was tight. The thumb safety was crisp compared to most production guns. The barrel bushing required a wrench to turn and muscle to get back in the slide. The trigger pull had a good deal of stacking and broke at around 7 pounds (I will fix this soon.). The overall finish of the pistol was very nice.
I shot the pistol last night via headlights/spotlights at the range for 200 rounds. Not a single malfunction. I shot the gun right out of the box without cleaning or oiling. It was fairly dirty from the factory from test fire I guess.

Tim
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Old 08-24-2004, 01:14 PM
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Gont,
That is good news. post some pics of your new toy when you get a chance. I hope to pick one up by the end of the year.
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Old 08-24-2004, 10:16 PM
Avery Goodschot Avery Goodschot is offline
 
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Gont,

What do you plan to do with your trigger?
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Old 08-25-2004, 12:38 AM
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I do not own a digital camera yet cause I spend all my money on guns/ammo.

I plan on sending it to Novaks for a trigger job/short trigger and front night sight. Also plan on getting rid of the sharp plastic mainspring housing.

Another hundred rounds through it today without a problem.
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Old 08-25-2004, 06:56 AM
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What's the "street price" on the 1911-Sc? I know my local range is very expensive and they're pricing it ~$850, but there's a gun show this weekend...

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Old 08-25-2004, 07:10 AM
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Also plan on getting rid of the sharp plastic mainspring housing.
PLASTIC!?! Areyou sure it's plastic and not alum.? I've never seen plastic MSH on a Smith 1911.
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Old 08-25-2004, 12:41 PM
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PLASTIC!?! Areyou sure it's plastic and not alum.? I've never seen plastic MSH on a Smith 1911.
I was going to say the same thing. S&W does not use a plastic MSH
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Old 08-25-2004, 01:52 PM
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You just may be right. The mainspring is a shiny black compared to the frame so I 'assumed', I know, it was plastic. Im pleasantly surprised.

I bought mine for $849 after another store in town quoted me $1029
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:34 PM
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$754.00 all day long in Oklahoma City.
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:34 PM
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Yes

On all comments. Except MSH, it's alum, changed to a "Bobtail" and love it. All Smith's, that I've owned, were go, out of box. 1911's are superb out of box, with top notch accuracy and reliability. Sc on hip, carried daily and used IDPA matches, at 1K rds and very satisfied with all aspects. Under $800 out the door. Harlie

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