Two of the new pistols that Smith & Wesson announced heading into the 2013 SHOT Show were Performance Center 1911s. I had a chance to shoot them at Media Day, and they were impressive.
While the full size 1911 was great, it was the commander-sized that really impressed me. It fit perfectly in the hand and the balance was as close to perfect as anything I have ever felt. It really was just an extension of my arm.
The commander sized pistol has a scandium frame and a price tag to match. But $1539 really isn’t that bad for a well tuned 1911.