Gun Report

Smith & Wesson 1911 E-Series SW1911TA 108409 45 ACP, $1399 (Grade: A [Our Pick] 2015)

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The SW1911TA ran into formidable competition in the form of the SIG TACOPS and did not suffer in comparison. The Smith is a reliable and accurate handgun. Many features of the pistol were impressive. Although practical accuracy was only slightly better than the SIG, the sum makes the S&W the gun we would buy.

Smith & Wesson 1911 E-Series SW1911TA 108409 45 ACP, $1399 (Grade: A [Our Pick] 2015)

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
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 serrated rib on the upper slide is a nice touch, helping break up barrel-heat mirage.

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