Performance Center Smith & Wesson 1911

    S&W 1911

    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.

    S&W 1911

    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.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is