Gun Report

Smith & Wesson 1911SC .45 ACP

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The 1911SC proved completely reliable and dispersed recoil very well. But coarse sights and a complicated assembly regimen puts this pistol behind others, in our view. We’d spend our money elsewhere.

Smith & Wesson 1911SC .45 ACP

Gun Details

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Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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A firing-pin safety was controlled by pressing the grip safety on both the 1911SC, (left) and the Kimber. But the Smith & Wesson system was more complicated and made assembly much more difficult, in our opinion.
The exposed extractor (arrow) may make servicing more convenient, but we think this could also make it more prone to damage. The cut-out in the barrel hood made visually checking the chamber easier than on the other pistols.

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