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Old 03-31-2011, 11:58 PM
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Default S&W "E" Series 1911s

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w..._757752_757751

So what do you guys think of S&W's new 1911 "E" Series? Personally, I think they look amazing. And I like the idea of the enlarged extractor.

I just wish they had a railed version of the commander bobtail.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:05 AM
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Well since you asked... everything you said you like about it I pretty much dislike: the serrations are ugly to me and I'm not a fan of the extractor

Also, I'm not sure I understand why you'd want a railed bobtailed commander as bobtails are generally done to increase conceal-ability, but then if you have a rail you're probably running a light on it.

Doesn't mean they can't run well/shoot well/etc., just not what I look for in my 1911's.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:09 AM
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Well since you asked... everything you said you like about it I pretty much dislike: the serrations are ugly to me and I'm not a fan of the extractor

Also, I'm not sure I understand why you'd want a railed bobtailed commander as bobtails are generally done to increase conceal-ability, but then if you have a rail you're probably running a light on it.

Doesn't mean they can't run well/shoot well/etc., just not what I look for in my 1911's.
Fair enough! It's funny because I like the fish scales.

I see what you're saying about the bobtail commander, but that's not why I like that style. The bobtail feels better in my hand and a commander feels more balanced to me personally (same goes for a G19 vs. 17 or 34). So yes, I would want to run a light on it. I probably wouldn't ccw a 1911 bigger than an EMP (that's assuming I had a ccw =/)

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Old 04-01-2011, 7:00 AM
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what's wrong with the extractor. ? I think alot of people are afraid of change, and S&W got it right.
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Old 04-01-2011, 7:44 AM
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We will have to lust for the E series from afar - not coming to California.

But one of the things I don't like in the current series that has been eliminated in the new series - The Swartz safety. It's one thing less to go wrong.

I like the lines rather than fish scales from a visual standpoint. But if gripping is better and cleaning is easier, I'll take the fish scale.

I'd be in line at the store if I could get the Bobtail version.

Smith will just have to get their sales outside of California for these puppies.
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Old 04-01-2011, 7:44 AM
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This extractor solves many of the problems that the old s&w 1911 extractors had.
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Old 04-01-2011, 8:01 AM
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Im sure its a nice and reliable gun, but they are ugly.
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Old 04-01-2011, 8:36 AM
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We will have to lust for the E series from afar - not coming to California.
yeah, all of them don't have the magazine disconnect that this state requires.

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We will have to lust for the E series from afar - not coming to California.
Confirmed. I email with S&W about this and they said they are not CA approved and they have no plans of modifiying them so they could be CA approved.
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I'm not digging the fish scale serrations on the slide and grip.
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FYI...

http://www.10-8forums.com/ubbthreads...5222#Post95222

I would rate it 95% right now... I'm sure production line will iron things out after couple months.

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Old 04-01-2011, 10:16 AM
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The serrations are ugly but they work really well
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The serrations are ugly but they work really well
Exactly. Ugly but extremely functional. Like a Glock.
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anyone know which exact models they'll keep producing for California, since we're not going to get the E series?
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All the ones that are on the roster now will continue to be made.
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I kind of like the look.

Time to single shot one

Here's a decent price on one : Link
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This extractor solves many of the problems that the old s&w 1911 extractors had.
Perusing the Smith & Wesson portions of a couple of 1911 forums didn't show me that Smith had problems with their external extractors, at least of late. The performance models have larger extractors, which I believe the E series matches, but when did Smith have problems with the "small" extractors.

I don't have enough rounds through mine (2 of them) to make a statement either way. Just curious.
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Old 04-01-2011, 8:16 PM
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I like the way it looks. Got a chance to hold one of the S&W 1911s at Turners...Very solid and well built it seems. If it is anything like my M&P 45 it probably is a winner.
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