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Well I went to the range today and ran 200 rounds thru my new S&W 1911 E series 45. It is a sweet shooting and accurate gun. Only issues were 4 failures for slide to lock back on an empty mag. After 150 rounds that went away. Buy the time I hit 200 rounds the gun was running pretty smooth. The trigger out of the box is as good as my other 1911's that have had trigger jobs, S&W custom fit the trigger at the factory. This is one gun I will leave bone stock as it is their enhanced version, ( hence the series E designation ) and I even like the grips, so they stay as well. I will take her to the range again in a few days and run another 150-200 rounds thru it and the break in should be complete................
 

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I ordered some Wilson Combat mags for it as well. Brownells had a deal on a 3 pack of them, so I jumped on it.
 

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I bought one of these in February. The best feeling to my hand pistol I have ever held. Of course being a compulsive "improver" I fitted a 10-8rear sight with a wider aperture for my aging eye, a single sided Wilson Combat thumb safety, and trigger from WC as well. The stock trigger, in spite of the S&W patented fitting nub, had way too much vertical and horizontal play. The WC trigger, unexpectedly, required no fitting at all for a perfect fit. I also fitted a new "True Radius" sear, disconnecter, and hammer from Harrison Design, and a new tool steel slide stop and did a little throat polishing.It shoots like a dream. In fact, I liked it so much I went and bought an S&W 3" 1911 pro series a month later and gave it pretty much the same treatment, and it too shoots great. No malfunctions with either after many rounds. I've been using Tripp Research Cobra mags in both, but even with the factory mags, no problem.
 

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Ahh very nice indeed. I got mine for the same reason, felt so good in hand, had the cash, no way I was leaving the store without it. They had a performance center 1911 a couple of weeks before that, it was so sweet. To tell you the truth if they had it the day I went in and got the 1911sc, I would have taken it instead. But I'm really happy with what I got and I'm just going to enjoy shooting it for a while. We will see down the road if the upgrade bug bites........
 

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And it is one hell of a sexy looking 1911........
 

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Went to the range today and ran 150 rounds down the pipe. No issues at all, used the Wilson mags and not one failure for slide to lock on a empty mag. I guess she just doesn't like the chip mccormick mags, who would have thought ! So I'm gonna give them to my range guy Lou. Who always takes care of me, and will always sell me ammo if he has it on hand.
 

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My problem is locking the slide back while shooting. Think my knuckle hits it shooting left handed.

I have replaced the spring and plunger assembly with a colt one. Think ill have to mod my slide stop or get another. Have seen a jig at brownells to put a dimple for a detent
 

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I'm sure like me you have tried different mags, obviously with no success. Luckily for me it fixed my problem. From the research I did the followers in the different mags are not always compatible with every gun. You also may be very right on the slide stop, a drop in replacement just might be a simple fix, good luck !!!
 

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I had that problem years ago shooting IPSC. Darned annoying! A simple dimple for the detent cured it!

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My problem is locking the slide back while shooting. Think my knuckle hits it shooting left handed.

I have replaced the spring and plunger assembly with a colt one. Think ill have to mod my slide stop or get another. Have seen a jig at brownells to put a dimple for a detent
 

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I do not intend to hijack this thread, but I like magazines as much as I like any 1911 accessory.

I own four Wilson Combat Mags. Nice. Friday evening I ordered one 8-Round Tripp Cobra Mag. I've read good things about them too.
 

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I also have 5 wilson mags, they run great in 1911's.....great mag.......they have been more reliable for me than chip Mccormick
 

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I use factory mags for my Sig 1911 Ultra (3 mags) and my Colt Commander (5 mags). They would just fine and I do not see any reason to change.
 

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No, not at all.........if you got them and they work, your good
 
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