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Now that I`ve figured out how to post photo`s, I`ve just got to share this: my Production 108284. Gorgous gun:biggrin: I can`t help myself:biggrin::biggrin:
 

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I love the smith 1911's, not sure why there is just something about them.
I know what you mean. When I first began looking for a new handgun, and I had decided to go to the semi auto rather than another wheel gun, it only took me a few moments to decide the 1911 platform was the route to go. But the miryiads of brands and models was overwhelming at first until I came across this particular gun. This was the one. Without any real knowledge of S&W reputation in the 1911 platform....I bought the gun based on my knowledge of S&W overall performance and value. I have yet to be dissapointed.:flag:
 

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Very nice i Do like the Black Controls
 

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It's kind of funny. I've got this younger brother who loves 1911's. There is no 1911 except a Colt in his mind. Absolute diehard for Colt and he's never bought anything else.

He is ALL OVER ME to sell my S&W 1911 to him. I hear about it twice a week. I've let him keep / shoot it a bunch and he only gets worse about wanting it.
 

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Black controls

The color on my control are starting to wear off and am thinking
about sending them to wilson combat for a coating of there stuff
Does any body have any sugjestions
 

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Armor Tuff

Armor Tuff is the trade name that Wilson Combat uses for it's black finish. I was told by customer service at Wilson that the Armor Tuff finish doesn't hold up well on stainless steel.
 

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Stainless Guns are my cup of Tea!

That is a nice Stainless S&W 1911. I am a very big fan of Stainless steel guns. That appears to be one of the higher priced models judging from the Trigger and rear adjustable sights. Are those the grips that came with the firearm? Or did you add those?

I myself have owned three S&W 1911's. I had an early model of the basic Stainless Steel 5" barrelled 1911 with the "BillBoard" markings on the left side. Some people don't like that, but I always found that to be attractive.

I happen to buy and sell my guns quite often. I happened to sell that one. A few years later I purchased another 5" Stainless model without the Billboard, and I also purchased a "Commander" sized model SW1911SC, with the Stainless Slide and the Scandium Frame. Both guns shot great with never any jams. They were both very accurate. The lighter-weight Scandium framed gun was a favorite and less weight to hold up for extended shooting sessions. I used Wilson and Novak 8 round magazines.

The only thing I didn't like about the Smith & Wesson 1911's was the fine serrations on the slide. I found that after my fingers got a little soiled from gun powder residue and sweat, the slide became slippery and it was difficult to pull the slide back to chamber a round.

Unfortunately due to a period of unemployment I was forced to sell my gun collection to maintain the house payments and other bills. I have recently found new employment and look forward to restarting to build up my collection. When it comes to 1911's I was actually thinking about getting either a Springfield Armory "Loaded" Model, or perhaps a Kimber. The choice is straying away from S&W because of those slide serrations not being aggressive enough for me. I am also sad to see that S&W is no longer offering the "Commander" sized model with the stainless slide and scandium frame.

Good Luck with you S&W 1911, it's a real beauty!

Jesse James
Akron, Ohio
 

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Thank you for the comments on the gun. It is just a production model...not a Performance Center model. By what I`ve been able to learn, this gun was just a luck of the draw assembly, it got the better trigger set up. I bought it a year ago (ordered it) thru a small part time gun dealer for $770 + tax. In other stores locally the quoted price was $860 plus on up. It has been truly flawless and is far more accurate than I am.
 

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Where is a good place to get one of these? The local toy store here wants 990.00. I am not about to pay that if I can avoid it. Anyone have any good leads??
 

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Keep an eye out on Gun Broker.com. Every once in awhile, you`ll come across one for a reasonable amount.
 

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I know this is an old thread, but I like your gun. I just picked up the same model myself. I do need to take the sharp edges off that rear target sight. Sucker digs in a bit.

 

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Great looking gun. I like the front serrations on the slide.
 

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For a couple years you have been able to get the Scandium/Aluminum frame with the SS slide in Commander (4.25 inch barrel/slide).

 
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