Nice pick up! Lost out on a SS S&W 1911 "E" series back in 2013 that caught my eye at my LGS because of the fish-scale slide serrations. Wasn't sure about the external ejector but it was a beautiful handgun and regretted not buying it. These Performance Center models are even nicer! Congrats and looking forward to the AAR.
Yes, they take your gun as evidence in any shooting, I lost my glock 27 for 3 months, but they did give it back..The grips are not laminated solid one peice of rose wood. My problem will be if I shot someone with it I'd be crying why didn't I carry the glock today !
They need to have a little over travel for when they heat up and get dirty.The performance center pistol came in, I’ll post a few pictures in a moment from my phone. As pictures indicate it is a 2013 new old stock model. It was dry as a bone. It was so dry it was difficult to “snick” the thumb safety. The trigger pull was flawless and I will check in with my gauge later but my best guess is it is just a little less than 4 pounds with no creep or over travel.
For those not really into 1911’s, a couple of pictures show the bushing. It is a Briley spherical bushing which is a really tightly fitted bushing with a titanium nitride piece inside the bushing that has .001 clearance to the barrel. It provides great lubricity and a really tight fit for accuracy.