Completing the line between main production and the Performance Center, the Smith & Wesson Pro Series represents the next step from standard models. Area Code: 541 . Got rid of my kimber and thinking of replacing it with 1 of these. Smith and Wesson Performance Center 1911 Pro 3" Pistol 45 ACP 7 RD MPN: 178020. Would like to replace the factory sights, I would prefer fiber optic front / black serrated rear. 1911 smith & wesson #170343, This is a performance center gun with a 5 in .barrel with serrations cut in the end. The thumb safety was crisp to push on and off, but the right-hand lever binds against my knuckle. Surely it was $2,500, right? In the process of carrying this pistol through a law-enforcement class, I found the grips were shredding my shirt, grinding little lint balls off the fabric. Last Name: hankins . However, I should point out that hot on the heels of this five-inch Government model, the Performance Center is bringing out a 4.5-inch 1911 built on a lightweight scandium frame, so maybe I'll shoot that one before pulling the trigger, so to speak, on this one. Out front, the barrel bushing sports a bit of technology I haven't seen since custom fitting was at its zenith: a Briley Spherical bushing. From hand cutting to fine tuning for precision, Performance Center firearms are top performers. I was just at the Smith and Wesson Academy for revolver Armorer's school this past week and according to the instructor there are no forged parts to be found at the factory. Member Since: 1/12/15. The bushing is composed of a ring, shaped sort of like a plain wedding band, assembled inside of a specially machined bushing. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 11 of 11 Posts. We were first introduced to this compact option in late 2017 at Smith & Wesson’s Massachusetts facility, and they officially launched it just before SHOT Show 2018. The late Bill, I read an article some time ago, but I still come back to it repeatedly. Small, compact semi-auto pistols are popular with concealed-carry firearm buyers, and these two models – the KelTec PF9 9mm and the Ruger LCP II .22LR – are no exceptions. The recoil of the Performance Center 1911 is indicative of the fitting that went into it. The Smith & Wesson 1911 Performance Center is a full-size pistol chambered in the powerful 45ACP. = SOLD to: R.S. Geoptimaliseerd mechanisme. When I was a gunsmith, if you would have told me that Smith & Wesson would be not just making 1911s but setting the bar high for 1911 makers, I'd have laughed so hard I would have snorted coffee out of my nose. These firearms are offered with a variety of enhancements yet still remain true to “stock.” Hit your target with the 1911 of shooting-sports champions, the Smith & Wesson's® Performance Center® SW1911 Pro Series Pistol. | The mainspring housing sports an integral magazine funnel for speedy reloads, and the frontstrap is checkered at 30 lpi. GI#: 101566690 Smith & Wesson… It mates with a hand-polished feed ramp in the frame. Get the latest new and updates on products, news and events, ©2020 Smith & Wesson | [CDATA[// >