A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New SW1911 Pistols

It appears that Smith & Wesson has joined with Colt, Kimber and Springfield among others to produce a miniaturized version of the 1911 for concealed carry. The SW1911 PSc is a three inch scandium framed pistol available in any color you like as long as it's black. MSRP will be $1,264.00

The Officer's frame will also be available with a four and a quarter inch slide and barrel in a two tone version with wood grips. Smith is calling this version the SW1911 Compact ES, or extended slide. $1,264.00

Under the cover of non-descript stainless steel, a 9mm Government is available in the Pro Series SW1911. Stippled grips, wiggly slide serrations, and decent front strap checkering.... What's not to like?

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Anonymous jimbob86 said...

The Scandium framed 4.25 inch is not new..... they did that alreadywith the "Gunsite" model.

1:30 PM  
Blogger kbarrett said...

That frame actually looks kinda purple-ish.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous MIke Harbour said...


The Gunsite model was a Commander (i.e., a full-size grip). The Officer's model has a shorter grip.

BTW, the Gunsite model I once owned was nice, but wouldn't keep the external extractor pin secured, suffered from a rear sight that was poorly fitted, and eventually wore off the nubbin that kept the grip safety from working correctly. Another thing I thought odd was the front sight (a "gold" bead just like Jeff Cooper would've specified) wasn't dressed down; shame on Smith!

Mike Harbour
Helena, Montana

5:30 PM  
Blogger Geoff said...

$1,300 MSRP? You have got to be kidding.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Mark Horning said...

Better, but the two-tone is in the reverse order. I hate stainless slides. The slide should be dark.

And the new Dan Wesson still wins in a stand up fight.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty good looking pistol. 1200 buckaroos ? No thanks.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

I don't know why Smith prints such crazy prices.

I'm quite happy with my scandium commander, but this is a neat offering.

Now if only they'd start making guns in 10mm....

5:10 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

too much money.

but that seems to be S&W's way of doing things.

6:11 AM  

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