Gun Report

Smith & Wesson SW1911 SC .45 ACP

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The light Smith SC had nice checkered wood grips, but we could not always depress the beavertail with a hasty grip. Many shooters won't have trouble, and will come to love this otherwise great carry gun.

Smith & Wesson SW1911 SC .45 ACP

Gun Details

Model Name
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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The forward slide serrations were needed , though the SW1911 SC had a small notch to help check for a loaded round. Rear sight was a Novak.
The arrow points to the clever and functional external extractor. There was plenty of room for empties to leave, and they all did. This gun had zero functional problems after it lost its newness. Dehorning was outstanding.

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