View Full Version : Got a new S&W 945 today. Check it out

05-03-2012, 2:18 PM
I just picked this up from a friend today. I dont know very much about it.
If you have any info please share. It seems to be real nice.
Its a S&W 945 I guess built by Performance Center

05-03-2012, 4:51 PM
very nice :thumbsup:

05-04-2012, 6:12 AM
From the S&W website-
No longer in current production, content is subject to change and is provided here for reference purposes only.

• Titanium Coated, Hand-Fitted, Spherical Barrel Bushing
• Hand Lapped Frame and Slide
• Checkered Front Strap
• Hand Fit Barrel and Bushing
• Hand Polished Barrel Ramp
• Crisp 3.5 - 4.0 lbs. Trigger Pull
• Custom Front and Rear Slide Serrations
• Ambidextrous Thumb Safety
• Beveled Magazine Well
• Two-Tone Finish
• Micro Adjustable Sights

Performance Center guns originate from standard designs or are created from the ground up. From hand-cutting and fitting to fine tuning for precision, these firearms are top performers. Products from the Performance Center are the ultimate expression of old-world craftsmanship blended with modern technology.

Very nice semi-custom.

05-04-2012, 6:37 AM
Thats an Awesome firearm, congrats on the purchase. That's defiantly a keeper!

05-04-2012, 6:52 AM
Nice S&W!

05-05-2012, 10:32 AM
This gun is NIB not sure if I should shoot it or just keep it as new
I'm sure it will be worth something some day
What do you think?

05-05-2012, 12:42 PM
I shoot the crap out of mine. These guns are the PERFECT 1911, they will feed anything, LSWC, RNFP, even empty cases.

While they are not being made at the moment, Smith opens up production on a pretty regular basis and this means the full size all metal 945 isn't exactly rare (the short alloy ones are pretty hard to come by though) so you should shoot and enjoy it as a ultra reliable and accurate 1911 style pistol.

Here's my two tone mid 2000s production copy.


05-05-2012, 12:52 PM
That is very nice, u got lucky with that one:)

05-05-2012, 1:19 PM
That's a good looking 1911, I say shoot it.

Write Winger
05-05-2012, 1:44 PM
Looks like a prerequisite to the E Series. I've been looking into their 1911SC E Series, has a similar quality about it.