S&w 1911pd

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by lrchops, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. lrchops

    lrchops New Member

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    I am considering the Smith & Wesson 1911PD because I can get one new for $760.00. I think they retail for around $1000 so seems like a good deal. The gun appears high quality, but I have never shot one. I did notice that the Ambi slide safety is held in on the right side by the grip and can easily be removed. In fact one of the 1911PD's at the gun shop had the right side slide safety missing because it fell off during shipping. That really turned me off.

    Any feedback on this pistol would be helpful. Thanks.
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Have had this 1911PD for about a year now. Several hundred rounds down range and so far nothing has fallen off. The 1911PD is a scandium framed pistol and is very light compared to an all steel frame...about 29oz versus 34-36oz. I have been very pleased with it so far, shoots true, no FTF or FTE to-date and looks perty in her Buckeye grips...:p S&W does use external extractors on their 1911 and that's a turn-off to many purists but truth be told I haven't noticed a bit of difference and like I said, nothing has fallen off yet.

    [​IMG]

    P.S. $760 is a hell of a deal for a new 1911PD.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2012

  3. lrchops

    lrchops New Member

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    What do these guns usually sell for?

    The gun shop is holding thier last one for me for the $760 price, but I actually prefer the Sig Scorpion. Best price I can get ont he Scorpion new is $1000. I am wondering if I would be foolish to pass up the Smith for the money!?
     
  4. REDTAIL

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    I picked one up NIB last year for apx $810.00 a great all USA made firearm.?
     
  5. bs369

    bs369 New Member

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    S&w 1911

    I Have the S&W "Gunsite" Commander 1911 and it's been a great pistol. I would buy another. The price is fantastic. I paid 1050 for mine.
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    No exsperience with it but i had a all steel full size S&W 1911 a few years ago & was VERY impressed with it :)
    One of the few that i really regret tradin off :(
     
  7. lrchops

    lrchops New Member

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    I picked up the S&W 1911PD and it is a top notch 1911. I like it every bit as much as my Colt, SIG, and Kimbers.
     
  8. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    Dude, before I saw the SIG line of 1911 I wanted a s&w 1911 pd really bad. Though I love my SIG 1911s I would still enjoy finding a pd 1911.

    good for you on the purchase!
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Kids, and their exposed extractors! :p;):cool:
     
  10. REDTAIL

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    I bought the S&W 1911 Model #108285,? last year for $830.00 OTD from my local dealer.? what a great 1911 all USA made gun it is also.
     
  11. Poof38

    Poof38 New Member

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    I bought one a few years back. Scandium, commander sized. Shoots nice groups, likes all the ammo put through it. At around $800, it's a very nice gun.