Originally Posted by eborden1122
Sweet pistol bro, Congrats. Im going to guess you w
ent over the $500-$700 limit.
Yep, sure did!
Originally Posted by canebrake
Welcome to the brotherhood.
You do realize that this is only the first 1911 you will own?
Now get 500 rounds of 230 gr ball ammo (WWB) and shoot the snot out of her!
This will give you the trigger time required to fully evaluate your new 1911 before you decide to make any changes. Plus, should you find any issues, the gun is unmolested and can be returned to S&W for warranty work.
Enjoy your journey into 1911 ownership and in the discovery of the best trigger in the handgun world!
Canebrake, you are absolutely correct, see my range report below
Originally Posted by Firearms4ever
Looks good. My first and only 1911 atleast right now that is
, is a Springfield Mil-Spec 1911A1. Yours reminds me somewhat of the Ruger SR1911. Can't wait to hear a range report
Back from the range!
(1) Bought my first firearm as an adult January this year. The 1911 is my ninth firearm added to the collection this last Friday.
(2) This being the tenth anniversary of 9-11, I must acknowledge that historic and horrific event - it is one of the reasons my wife and I decided we had better learn to defend ourselves...
(3) Targets were printed are available for free from TargetPrinter.com. They were printed on standard 8 1/2 x 11" paper. The images below are slightly cropped.
Date: September 11, 2011
Range: NRA Headquaters, Faifax, VA. Booth #6
Weapon: Smith & Wesson SW1911 TRS
Range Buddy: My son John, turns 17 later this month
Ammo: 150 rds of Speer PMC 230GR FMJ, 45 ACP
16 rounds of Hornady 200GR LE CQ 45 ACP+P
We did not have to wait when we arrived at 10:55. People recovering from flooded homes, getting ready for the Skins game, observing 9/11, who knows? Normally there's a 45 minute wait on weekends.
For every full mag I shot, my son did as well. His shots had only slightly larger groups, but 99.4% (167 out of 168 rounds) of all shots fired - even at 30 feet were on paper. Now don't laugh folks - I do plan on attaining 2" groups at 30 YARDS one day, but remember I'm still relatively new at this!
10 foot and 20 foot distances - I used bifocal range glasses so I had a clear vision of front sight. At the 21 foot target we let the bullets fly with less than one second pauses between shots, and this time I sighted through the normal vision portion of the glasses. This means my view of the sites were blurred, but that did not matter! Got all my rounds on target. We also shot at 30 feet, bench rested, but John did not care for that so we switched back to standing position.
Problems - only problem was rounds failing to chamber - I am told jams like this are absolutely normal and that I should put at least 500 rounds before I even think of changing anything on this type of gun. So I have about 350 more rounds to go and hope the jams occur less frequently over time.
The SW1911 is freakin' awesome! Someone told me to be prepared for the sweetest trigger ever invented and he wasn't kidding! The TRS version is slightly heavier with the low profile accessory rail but with a high grip this gun was brought back on target very quickly. To sum it up, I am very pleased with this gun.