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Did S&W, in fact, improve upon the original 1911?

Firearms Iinstuctor

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Yes along with many other manufactures.

Better materials , better machining the original 1911 had problems if one used anything but ball modern ones feed any bullet design.
 

solus

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Tis a shame since9 that S&W needs a YAHOO newspeek media blurb to promote themselves...REALLY?

Let’s see, did the article even mention how S&W made the 1911 better ~ NO!

[before anybody whines ~ if i needed to ‘read more’ then the OP should’ve cited that article]

Sorry since9, might want to up your firearm article reading standards up to higher speciality media instead of YAHOO nonsense!
 

OC for ME

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Just about all semis have improved the 1911...but not perfected. My GI 1911A1 rattles like a snake but has not failed to feed or fire going on over 30 years now. New barrel every now and then is all about I have done. My swamp gun in a tanker's rig.
 

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Just about all semis have improved the 1911...but not perfected. My GI 1911A1 rattles like a snake but has not failed to feed or fire going on over 30 years now. New barrel every now and then is all about I have done. My swamp gun in a tanker's rig.
Sounds familiar. First .45 ACP I ever shot was an original owned by a friend. It rattled like a bucket of bolts, too, but shot well.
 
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