Model SW1911 .45ACP Sub Compact Pro Series

S&W will be selling a sub compact 1911 pistol called the “Model SW1911 .45ACP Sub Compact – Pro Series”. It features an Oversized External Extractor, 3-Hole Curved Trigger with Overtravel Stop and a Full Length Guide Rod.

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Model SW1911 .45ACP Sub Compact – Pro Series

Caliber: .45ACP
Frame Size: Sub Compact
Capacity: 7+1 Rounds
Action: Single Action
Barrel Length: 3″
Front Sight: Dovetail White Dot
Rear Sight: Fixed White 2-Dot
Overall Length: 6 7/8″
Weight Empty: 24 oz.
Grip: Fully Stippled Synthetic
Frame Material: Scandium Alloy
Slide Material: Carbon Steel
Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
Finish: Matte Black

MSRP: $1,264

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  • WANT!

  • jdun1911

    The external extractor in 1911 is what ended Kimber as the premier 1911 manufacture. They never recover from it.

  • Ouch on that price tag, but it is nice!

  • Knight Armory

    The external extractor on this S&W works. Kimber made a mistake by taking short cuts. Extractor not having enough weight for inertia to work properly and not enough spring tension.

  • Sparkman69

    Very nice. I WANT ONE NOW!! Looks as if this might be the “new” carry gun. Read the report in g&a today. Looks very good. S&W does need to work on the price tag.

  • Michael

    Wow. Had mine almost a year now and 3k rounds later with NO issues. Carry it every day and I LOVE IT. Yes it was spendy but oh so worth it.

  • anyone know if i can get mags like that for my colt officer model…. with the little pinky finger grip piece thing??? i have been looking everywhere

  • Curious – What holsters fit the S&W 1911 Sub Compact Pro Series?

  • Michael

    I have a galco hip holster for everyday use. Also a galco SOB one that works well for “relaxed” use. Also try

  • Thanks for your reply.
    One last question.
    What other pistol is the same size as the S&W 1911 Sub Compact Pro Series. Do not see this pistol listed on Galco or other pistol holster charts.

  • One feed issue, I think it is an extractor issue.

  • MIke

    I have owned one for almost a year. Shot it over 300 rounds clean it maticulously. Extracting issues. extracting issues. took it to 2 different gun smiths. probably gonna trade it for the defender series. anyone in here own the defender. i am curious bout?