Roger , I noticed after reading your statement , you used the words 'May Be'. When the Road of Life Bifurcates , and in Everyone's Life It Will , Then and Only Then Shall We Know Who Chooses the Correct fork to Stay 'Enlightened'.You may be one of the least unenlightened that I know.
Hi there .. I had a very similar problem years ago when i purchased an AMT long slide Hardballer .. Upon first cleaning , actual tiny grit like pieces of stainless steel would be evident .. I was so disappointed !Shark1007, the new S&W 1911 is beautiful. They make some very attractive 1911s. I hope it proves to be a good shooter. I have say that the worst 1911 I ever owned was a SW1911 Pro Series 9mm. It was supposed have been a Performance Center gun. When I first got it - new - it seemed to be a great gun. I bought it about 13 years ago, and it was a new model at the time. When I first cleaned it, though, I saw a lot of what seemed to be aggressive filing around the barrel lugs and at the slide lugs. I didn't think that much about it; I thought that S&W must know what they're doing, maybe a sign of good workmanship. After a number of shooting sessions, I noticed a marked decline in accuracy - my shots were in something like a spray pattern. I put it on a pistol rest that my club had, and it was much the same. I took it apart, and the lugs at the barrel and slide looked quite worn. I looked at some 1911 handbooks, and I realized that the lugs looked like a pistol that worn enough to need a new barrel and a new slide. I sent it back to S&W, and they actually purchased it back from me. They told me that they wouldn't be making a new production run of my gun for at least several months, so they asked me for my sales slip and set me a refund. So, they did stand in back of what they sold, but I got a lemon. The same year, when on a 1911 forum, I saw that another owner of the same gun had a similar problem, with very aggressive filing. They must have had someone inexperienced on the assembly line...... I haven't heard of anything like this recently, so your SW1911 is probably as good as it looks.
Roger; That gun doesn’t have an ambi. I won’t carry a pistol with an ambi.Rick
When we shook hands goodbye, I thought your thumb looked a little odd.
I’m just not a big fan of the ambi safety. The greatest thing about the Wilson combat parts other than their general superiority is that if you register on their website as retired military or law-enforcement, when you login you get an automatic 20% discount. It makes them really competitive with the cheaper stuff.
The thumb safety on the staccato I shot at the Okeechobee class was perfect. I had two apparent light strikes or failure to ignite on the first hit, I think it was ammo related but I put the staccato on the back burner until I straighten out that potential issue.
* UPDATE on my Post # 32 .. Correction : After looking deeper into the 1911 .45 ACP disbursement , ** The ARMY Had the Overload of Too Many in the Anniston Army Arsenal . Then they Transferred many of them to the CMP ..** "They had so many , they never had to get any more" .You know what they say abut the 2 % errs . They did not mention anything about percentages when i regurgitated their data .. Maybe 'prejudiced'In retrospect , as that is where we had a **** load of them . I would guess that the Marine Corps more than likely had the Most issued to their men IMHO
YEP , Thats the way it rolled , Unfortunately !.. It was Actually Obama who started things in motion , to start selling these treasures of the past . These were stored in Temperature controlled conditions at the 'Anniston Army Arsenal' . 2020 prices $850. / $1050 & On Up , Upon year and condition .TOO MANY 1911’s ?? Sacrilege!
Some years ago I purchased an .45 acp AMT Hardballer long slide s/s . I had it about a few months & just by slide actuation , tiny pieces of s/s metal started to chip off .. The was the end of that gun ! I should have sent it backI’m going to have a little blue LEDs inlaid into the slide cuts and a little speaker that says “ you have the right to become silent”
I’ve regretted not buying every 1911 I have ever looked at and not purchased, both of them.