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Looks like S&W are going to enter the 1911 Colt clone market.

"Smith & Wesson is about to introduce nine new guns in time
for a large annual gun dealer's trade show next month, Cuny
said. "We're rolling out the biggest array of new products that
the company has ever introduced at one time," he said.
The new products will include both pistols and revolvers.
One of the highlights will be a new Smith & Wesson version of
the popular 1911 pistol.
The 1911 is based on a military pistol design from the early
1900s that has proven popular with gun enthusiasts and former
servicemen. Many companies have made reproduction versions of
the gun, but the model being released next month is the first
ever from Smith & Wesson.
"It's not just going to be strong demand, it's going to be
very strong demand," Cuny said."

http://www.galleryofguns.com/ShootingTimes/Articles/DisplayArticles.asp?ID=3834

http://www.smith-wesson.com/Products/Firearms/results_output.cfm
 

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Here's an image.
 

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Its a pretty piece. Probably costs a fortune. I will wait to see how accurate before applying for the mortgage! HA.:D
 

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Am I suffering from a case of optional delusions, or is the grip angle different from a Colt style 1911?

And what is the round object shown in the rear of the slide?
 

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Hi, Gents:
These pictures of a customer's gun show that the production models aren't as pimped up as the one in Alyeska's picture.
http://www.smith-wessonforum.com/ubb/Forum12/HTML/001129.html

The object on the rear of the slide isn't on the production gun. It looks like they tried a double action saftey, which makes me wonder what else they have in the works. The grip angle in the picture is straighter than a 1911A1, about 104°, instead of 108°. Maybe that baby only exists on paper.

Another thread at the S&W forum , SW1911, mentions that the introductory price is in the US$650 range. Better grab them while they last :eek: For myself, the speed bump on the grip safety and the flat mainspring housing would have to go before I'd pull the trigger.

Bye
Jack
 

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Alyeska,

Don't know where you got the attached photo, but that isn't the S&W 1911, it is a Performance Center 945. The right gun is shown on the new guns page of the S&W web site
Smith-Wesson.com.

This is set to auto-parse the URL, why isn't it working?
 

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I'll wait and see before I rush out and buy one. I love S&W revolvers, at least the older ones before the lawyer safetys, but I have never been a fan of their autos. However, that being said, it would be awfully hard to screw up a 1911. I understand that they make the frames for Kimber and a couple of other 1911 purveyors, although I don't know where I heard that, so don't hold me to it. I wish them luck.
 

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Alk,
You are right!! My mistake. I had quite a few pics of S&W offerings and picked the wrong file to upload. My apologies and thanks for catching for the error.
 
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