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LovingTheYear1911
11-22-2012, 10:48 AM
Hi guys,

I was wondering if the Smith and Wesson SW1911 for $999 is a good deal? I ran across a new one at a local shop and was wondering if I should pick it up. I am looking for another 1911 and I don't want to spend more than $1000.

I was looking to get either a Kimber or Sig but stumbled upon this one. For that price range, is the SW1911 any better than a Kimber or Sig? I really want a Kimber Eclipse Custom II 45ACP.

Thanks

Here is a pic of the SW1911:

http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson2/upload/images/firearms/detail_md/108282_01_md.jpg

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_764907_-1_757754_757752_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

Apec
11-22-2012, 2:05 PM
It's a good gun for the price (and definitely better than Kimber), but I think you can get it cheaper if you shop around.

Old4eyes
11-22-2012, 2:09 PM
At $999, it's only 20 bucks less than suggest retail from S&W. On Buds it's listed at $822. So consider transfer fees, it is still a little high.

If you want the Kimber, go buy the Kimber. Other than the looseness of the trigger, I've no complaints on my two S&W 1911's. If you believe the internet jabber, Smith's E series have had a larger complaint record than the older series. Whether or not this is due to the move to Maine for the manufacturing line or the QC has dropped, hard to say. If you get a Smith, you'll get a lifetime warranty to get things fixed.

keenkeen
11-22-2012, 2:17 PM
Nice guns but that seems about $100 high...even for a CA FFL.

LovingTheYear1911
11-22-2012, 4:08 PM
Thanks guys. Does the sw have mim parts?

new1911
11-22-2012, 4:21 PM
sear, disconnector, slide stop and hammer are mim.

WWDHD?
11-22-2012, 4:56 PM
The S&W 1911's are nice and I would have bought one if I could find a CA legal Gov model with the ambi-safety and fixed sights on the CA roster. I bought a SA Loaded SS (NM model) for $925 and I'm happy with it. Doubt I'll ever shoot it enough for the MIM parts to matter, it's just a range plinker. Good luck!

zdragon
11-22-2012, 5:21 PM
Get the Kimber CII don't look back and be a happy camper.
Stay away from the S&W108282 especially at the that price.
I only paid 779 for mine nib back in 09 and turned around sold it.
Kimber is much much more accurate than the S&W 108282.

aimsports
11-22-2012, 5:25 PM
Get what you really want. Spring for the Kimber

fmunk
11-22-2012, 5:48 PM
No. Should be 700-800 range.

LovingTheYear1911
11-22-2012, 6:07 PM
That's what I was leaning towards. I figured the price was way too high. I think I'll just stick with the kimber or Sig. By the way this shop was selling a sig 226 for a grand and a regular colt gi model for 1,100. Oh and an armscor gi for 700 and ria gi model for 700.

fmunk
11-22-2012, 6:13 PM
You need to shop at a different shop! Damn. How are they even in business??

I have a SW1911, looks nearly identical to the one you posted. Bought as a used safe queen that I paid 700 for. I knew little at the time. Could've gotten a new Kimber for a little more. But, the Smith has been 100% reliable and the stainless finish is easy to clean. It's no better or worse than a Springfield or Sig. They are all to spec 1911s after all. Plus, SW customer service is tops compared to all others. Keep looking.

BTW, for less money, you can always get a Rock Island... mod it and ceracote it. Functionally the RIAs are just fine. Finish is where they fall short compared to the other brands.

IronWorksTactical
11-22-2012, 6:21 PM
It's a good gun for the price (and definitely better than Kimber), but I think you can get it cheaper if you shop around.

I agree with this statement in every way shape and form. I bought a base model 108282 for about $750, then added a couple hundred in custom work through will O'Hara in norco (phenomenal 1911 smith) and ended up with a great gun that I have several thousand rounds through shooting IDPA IPSC limited 10 and teaching pistol courses.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/23/u6u6yve7.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/23/e9uvyba6.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/23/ejemura7.jpg
And yes that used to have that horrible billboard sw1911 on the slide.


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keenkeen
11-22-2012, 11:46 PM
I agree with this statement in every way shape and form. I bought a base model 108282 for about $750, then added a couple hundred in custom work through will O'Hara in norco (phenomenal 1911 smith) and ended up with a great gun that I have several thousand rounds through shooting IDPA IPSC limited 10 and teaching pistol courses.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/23/u6u6yve7.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/23/e9uvyba6.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/23/ejemura7.jpg
And yes that used to have that horrible billboard sw1911 on the slide.


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great looking custom touches....

IronWorksTactical
11-23-2012, 6:34 AM
great looking custom touches....

Thanks. In reality all that gun needed to be a top performer (in my mind) was the barrel throated so it reliably ran semi was cutters and a trigger job with hammer replaced. I discussed a better barrel and will steered me away from it because it shoots rounds on top of each other so the barrel wasn't needed only "wanted" so waste the money I could be using on ammo.


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