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Old 03-12-2011, 06:46 AM
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folks,
i am really interested ina one of the sw 1911 guns.a 9mm would be sweet.
i thought had posted before,but i cant find thread,so i guess i did not .anyway,if some one swho has tried any or all of these would help,i sure would appreciate it.which 1911 of all the kinds smith has which 1911 would you 1911 guys buy.which one do you like.i respect you 1911 guys so much,when i read the teething pains you have to go through,if anyone would know what gun to get it would be you smith wesson 1911 guys.so thats my question friends,which one of the pro,keonig,or eseries guns is the best.
also,does anyone know what the price on the pro is going to be retail price??buds price??
real gun world price??thanks a million friends
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:12 AM
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I have the 3" Pro-series in .45 and it is great. I will be using it today to demonstrate large muscle movement drills during a firearms class. I have held the .45 Sc "E" series and liked it so much that I ordered two that should be here any day. I prefer guns that are small enough to be carried concealed relatively easy. So, to answer your queston, I would pick the gun that fits your hand best, ie. hand width, finger length, finger strength, and pitch of your palm. Tie those criteria in with the intended purpose of the gun and you will be ready to choose. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:22 AM
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AS far as I know there is only one 9mm 1911 that S&W makes.
That would be the Pro Series. 5" Bbl in all stainless.

If that's what you want, you will be more than satisfied with it.,

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Old 03-12-2011, 09:34 AM
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I bought a 1911 9mm Pro Series last May it is the incredibly easy to shoot fast and accurately. I haven't changed a thing on it, not even the grips (they have a little palm swell and fit great), I carry it on duty and have shot it in a few IDPA matches. I've put 2500-3000 rounds through it and it has been 100% reliable. There were no "teething pains", the day I got it I took it out of the box and put 350rds through it then over the next 4 days of training and qualifying I shot another 500rds with no trouble whatsoever. The only problems I've had is that the black small parts and the rear sight rust easily and the right side of the ambi-safety was slightly loose. That problem showed up twice in competition when shooting left handed, when I disengaged the safety using the right side lever the left side wouldn't move all the way and the gun didn't fire. I sent it back to S&W on their dime on a Monday and I had it back Friday with a new ambi-safety. It's a great gun and I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.

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Old 04-07-2011, 10:50 PM
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Just wanted to add my two cents to this discussion. I'm new to this forum, to smith and wesson guns and 1911's. I just picked up the SW1911 pro series in 9mm about 4 weeks ago. First day at the range, I brought 200 rounds. Sadly I wasn't even able to get through all two hundred. Out of 150 at least 50 were FTE. Very discouraging as all other reviews I read on this gun were extremely positive and had no problems even right out of the box. I did send it back for warranty work and is actually at my fedex hub tonight so I should have it tomorrow!! I can't wait to see what they did as this gun, when working correctly was amazingly accurate, easy to handle not to mention gorgeous. I probably just got a "lemon".

One other point on loose trigger. This gun definitely has it. As far as I can tell, it's mainly up and down, not so much side to side. I searched this as well and it seems to be indicative of some 1911's and definitely with S&W's. After reading about this you just have to get used to. Even in the little time at the range and definitely the hours fondling it before, I did get used to it.

Again just my two cents
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:23 PM
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I don't have an S&W 1911 but many 1911s seem to come with triggers that fit poorly. Both of the Kimbers I had did. If you can disassemble it, a trigger is one of the easiest parts to replace on a 1911. Mine wasn't a huge deal but I replaced it anyway. I didn't like the "3 hole" design and replaced it with a solid one.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:01 PM
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I've had the S&W 9mm pro 1911 for more than a year and think very well of it. It's the only 1911 I own in 9mm ... all others are 45acp.

Even though the 9mm is the lowest cost 1911 I own, I chose to use it for my CHL qualification ... the sights work well for that specific purpose (for me/my state's requirements), it's been reliable for me, and it's an "easy shooter" compared to the 45acps.

A couple comments about ANY 9mm 1911 (not specific to S&W) are that you generally have to use a light oil --- if you lubricate them with a grease or "in-between" lubricant, you risk slowing down the slide too much. Also, it's really critical to select the right ammo for the recoil spring (or the right recoil spring for the ammo). In a 9mm, there's probably less room for a "mis-match" than with a 45acp (1911). I personally prefer +P loads to better ensure sufficient rearward slide velocity.

Once you've found a good ammo match, the pro 9mm is a nice 1911 at an excellent price.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:00 AM
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I've known about the S&W 9mm Pro 1911 for a while, but keep waiting for a 4-1/4" barrel version.

I've got a Springfield EMP that is truly a work of art, but a Commander sized S&W Pro in 9mm would make me spring into action and plunk down more good money to contribute to Smith's ongoing success.

Got enough .45 1911's to get me by, but a 9mm Commander size Smith would really tickle me.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:11 PM
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Bump to the top. Interested in more feedback. Seriously leaning towards a sw 9mm 1911. Problem is actually finding one locally that I can handle and get a feel for before plopping down big money.
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