There are trade off's. I would not by a SA simply because I want to by American and there are a lot of good 1911 Since 1852 we’ve been an industry leading manufacturer of pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shooting accessories. That's why I say to choose the Springfield. The XD, XDM, EMP vs The M&P, M&P Pro Series, SD, Sigma, BodyGuard The Range Officer, Loaded, TRP, Operator, Trophy Match vs The 1911 E Series, S&W 1911, Performance Center S&W 1911 , S&W 1911 PD No rifles and revolvers The SIGs are … Smith & Wesson's Performance Center produces the top of the line hand-fitted competition version knowns as the PC 1911. Smith & Wesson M&P PRO + Full Size 1911 + Mags Smith & Wesson 686 PLUS 7’’ Smith & Wesson .357 Mag Revolver Smith & Wesson .357 Mag Revolver + Mag + Springfield XDM .40 Smith & Wesson 357 6″ Barrel Revolver Springfield XD-S (2x) + Mags Springfield XD-S + Full Size 1911 + Mags Springfield XD-S + Full Size 1911 … id toy Dan Wesson … Today, we will be comparing two such options: the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield and the Springfield XD-S. Both of these weapons are extremely high quality, and are very compact in size. The Dan Wessons were around 950, but in comparing the quality and performance, I will not be purchasing outside Dan Wesson from now on. Come join the discussion about optics, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! Paying $3K for a gun with someone’s name on it won’t make you a marksman. In light of the recent thread "Wilson vs. Dan Wesson", I figured I'd throw together a quick side by side … Smith & Wesson. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 20 of 21 Posts. I also think the only 1911 uglier than the SIGs are the e-series Smiths (Except perhaps some of those bird feather Kimbers). Smith & Wesson broke the mold for concealed carry when they introduced the M&P Shield in 2012. Compare the dimensions and specs of Smith & Wesson M&P 9 M2.0 and Kimber 1911 Pro My thoughts are if you are gonna get a nice 1911 then get one in a series 70 style , full size 5 inch , and an internal extractor just like the orginal 1911's had . Rounding out Smith & Wesson’s 1911 series is the Performance Pro line. While the TRP is a great gun it doesnt have the level of quality that dan wesson 1911's have. While most 1911s run around 38 to 39 ounces (1,100 to 1,100 g), the PC 1911 is heavier, at … I have fired other 1911's from Colt that would be lucky to keep a group within 4" at 25yds. 1911 Round butt or Fast Back (rounded cut on rear of grip) The 1911 Round Butt is a variant of the Bobtail, where the rear edge is … These 1911s sport features that are often added by gun owners as a premium, borderline luxury features. The Wesson is assembled with more attention to fitment a d the s&w, and of the Performance Center Smith and Wesson is at all like the E-Series, I was less enthused after disassembly. If you prefer a pistol without the drop safety, the … Smith & Wesson handguns are some of the most long-lasting, durable guns manufactured today. 1; 2 ... A forum community dedicated to Springfield Armory XD and XD-M series firearm owners and enthusiasts. The opposite was true of the older ones. 4516 vs Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 I have been told on this Forum that my 4516 was made in '88 or '89 I have no idea how many shoots have been put through it,but it is still tight and cleaned up really nice.So far I have had no problems with it . Both of my Kimbers do it quite easily. Was I insane?? When you consider its features, S&W’s Pro Series fits in the custom-production category between the firm’s standard-production models and the custom-built Performance Center firearms. ◀Previous Post Next Post Next up – tracking the reliability of Springfield Armory’s XD/XDM family of pistols, and the Smith & Wesson Military & Police pistols. Springfield vs. Smith Wesson 1911. As some of you may have seen in one of my recent threads I recently acquired a Wilson Combat Hackathorn Special. They are both commonly used for concealed carry, but it would be very difficult to decide between the two of them. Cheap Springfield Armory Vs Smith And Wesson 1911 And Springfield Armory Waxahach Discussion Starter • #1 • Aug 5, 2008. Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center SW1911 Pro Series is a handgun that transcends multiple consumer categories. The Springfield cost $1450 and the Kimber was $1095. Dan Wessons will hold their value just as well as a springer so that is a moot point. Additional advantages to the 1911 as a concealed carry piece include the stopping power of the .45 ACP round, the slick single action only trigger, and … Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Texasred, Sep 20, 2009. The Smith & Wesson does not use the Swartz-style grip-safety-activated firing-pin block used by previous Smith & Wesson 1911 handguns. What would you consider the better pistol quality and reliability wise. MIM parts everywhere, poorly fitted ejector, beavertails mounted but nowhere blended (my factory SIG 1911 has better fitment). 49 Posts . Before we get to the nitty-gritty of Smith and Wesson’s 1911, let’s take a look at the basic build of the M1911. PARTS IN YOUR SMITH & WESSON FIREARM UNLESS PERFORMED BY A QUALIFIED GUNSMITH using genuine Smith & Wesson parts. They all do the same thing—so looking at the differences in … 45.308 Gunny Sergeant. Springfield's EMP Concealed Carry pistol has ideal proportions in a slim single-stack design, silky-smooth short action, and enhanced ergonomic features. YOU CAN REVIEW PRODUCT DESCRIPTION OF Springfield Armory Saint 5 56 Pistol And Springfield Armory Vs Smith And Wesson 1911 HERE. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. This gun was well worn, had been reworked (6 months earlier it was out for repair), but it was the easiest racking, smoothest shooting, most accurate 1911 I ever shot. This isn't opinion its fact, they dont receive as much hand fitting as dw's and while it's not entirely obvious, its noticable. Reason I say this, is I would have paid a lot more than $700 for a range rental Springfield 1911. I have heard some not-great things about the new Smith 1911's. 5. This semi-automatic pistol is a single-action, magazine-fed, recoil-operated handgun, designed to fire .45 ACP rounds. Nov 15, 2007 1,435 179 Colt 1911 Vs Smith And Wesson 686 And Colt 45 1911 Springfield Ammo IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR LOW PRICES PRODUCTS, FIND IN OUR STORE. Smith & Wesson 1911 E-Series Pistol. The Dan Wesson is my favorite 1911; its even more amazing when you can't really tell a quality difference between it and a 1911 that is almost 3x the price. A $2,400 Ed Brown is probably consistently better than a $1,500 Dan Wesson. Minuteman. S&W - vs - Springfield Smith & Wesson. I put 6 rounds into a raggedy little hole, … My Smith & Wesson Stainless Target was $910 OTD and I would be more than happy to put it up against any 1911 at any price. Springfield 1911 EMP Conceal Carry Single 40 Smith & Wesson (S&W. After earlier this year I was bit by the 1911 bug following my purchase of a Dan Wesson Specialist. The M&P series is lauded for its lightweight concealability and its quality craftsmanship. Springfield Armory PI9224L. Smith and Wesson 1911 vs Kimber Ultra Cary II. Smith & Wesson; S&W 1911 Series; In Stock Only Smith & Wesson SW1911 45 ACP Stainless Centerfire Pistol $1,079.00 $819.99; Brand: Smith & Wesson; Item Number: 108282; Smith & Wesson SW1911 E-Series 45 ACP Stainless Centerfire Pistol with Adjustable Rear Sight $1,099.00 $799.99; Brand: Smith & Wesson; … Smith & Wesson offers a variety of 1911 pistols in their lineup, and each are high quality and compete directly with Colt, Ruger, Springfield, Kimber, and other manufacturers. I heard almost all good things about those and have shot a few to boot. fxr2 Smith & Wesson, Ruger, and Taurus all make .357 revolvers with six inch barrels. Price point is more of an issue. PX Member. We continue to bring innovative firearms to market that meet the needs of every shooter and deliver on exceptional quality with a brand you’ve learned to trust. If you are looking for Springfield Armory Vs Smith And Wesson 1911 And Springfiel The SW1911TA utilizes a titanium firing pin and heavy-duty firing pin spring to ensure safety if the pistol is dropped on the muzzle. I have a S&W 1911 and like it. barrel-bushing lockup is TIGHT on both. Smith & Wesson Performance Center 1911 Bobtail versions also fit into this category. Same method as … If you do otherwise, improper function - ing of your firearm may occur and serious injury or death and damage to property may result. Compare specifications of Springfield Armory Saint Victor 5.56 NATO|223 STV916556B and Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport II 5.56 NATO|223 10202. Springfield has some MIM parts if I remember right. 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