Smith & Wesson Performance Center 1911 2-Tone In .45 ACP, MFD 2008

SOLD FOR: $749

WOA#: WY240319GB001

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: PC SW1911 Two Tone.

Serial Number: JRK0959

Year of Manufacture: May 2008

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Detachable Magazine Fed Pistol.

Markings: The slide is marked, “SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD, MA U.S.A.” The barrel is marked, “45 AUTO” The right side of the frame is marked, “SW1911 / JRK0959 / S&W SPFLD,MA / U.S.A.” The left side has a warning label.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The rear sight is a red fiber optic square notched Novak, the front sight is a square dovetail post with a red fiber optic.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece textured Ro-Co wood panels. There is no handling wear. The texturing is crisp. There is knurling on the front and back strap. There are no chips or cracks. The grips and frame rate in Like New overall condition.

Type of Finish: Matte Black and Stainless Two tone.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. The feed ramp is smooth and shiny. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Magazine quantity and condition: This pistol includes two x 8 round S&W magazines in Like New condition, and two x 8 round Wilson Combat magazines in Like New Condition.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is some minimal handling wear on the frame, slide, and some light wear on the barrel hood. The screw heads are undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide has very little play to the frame. The trigger is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements. Features a Grip safety and ambi thumb safety.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol includes a serial matching hard case, paperwork including the manual and paperwork proving it is a performance center gun, chamber lock and keys, and four 8-round magazines.

Our Assessment: The Smith & Wesson Performance Center 1911 is a high-end variant of the iconic M1911 pistol, renowned for its precision craftsmanship, enhanced features, and superior performance. Built on the foundation of the classic M1911 design, the Performance Center 1911 incorporates several upgrades and enhancements to meet the demands of discerning shooters such as fiber optic sights, a polished feed ramp, enhanced front and back strap, among other enhancements. One of the most notable features of the Performance Center 1911 is its precision fit and tight tolerances, ensuring exceptional accuracy and reliability. Each pistol undergoes meticulous hand-fitting and assembly by skilled gunsmiths at the Performance Center, resulting in a firearm with superior fit and finish. The Performance Center 1911 often includes custom-machined components, such as a match-grade barrel and bushing, skeletonized trigger, and adjustable sights, further enhancing its accuracy and shootability. In addition to its performance-oriented features, the Performance Center 1911 also boasts an enhanced ergonomic design, with options for custom grips and textures to ensure a comfortable and secure grip. Ambidextrous controls are also included for added versatility and ease of use.

Overall, the Smith & Wesson Performance Center 1911 represents the pinnacle of 1911 craftsmanship, combining classic design elements with modern innovations to deliver a firearm that excels in terms of accuracy, reliability, and shootability. Whether used for competition, recreational shooting, or self-defense, the Performance Center 1911 is a top choice for shooters who demand the highest level of quality and performance from their firearms. -R.E.

Smith & Wesson Performance Center 1911 2-Tone In .45 ACP, MFD 2008
Smith & Wesson Performance Center 1911 2-Tone In .45 ACP, MFD 2008