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Just wondering how you would compare a 1911 from the S&W Performance Center to a Valor. I have a full size Performance Center 1911 but haven't been able to see a Valor first hand.
 

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Not exactly what you were asking for, but I prefer my Dan Wesson Specialist to a Nighthawk Enforcer Recon that I used to own. Hands down and it was $2000 cheaper.
 

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I have this little thing:



Trigger on it feels just fine.

I am liking what I hear about their SW1911 and may have to pick one up.
 

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I have my share of PC guns. I can say that the 1911s are right on par with the Browns and Baers.

There is nothing not to like about the PC guns( I exclude the current production ones, no experience with them)

One thing for sure is that the PC makes shooters, period.

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Don't get me wrong, I know my PC1911 is a great pistol. Just still thinking about a Dan Wesson. Just looked at a Valor V Bob and it was nice (although if I get one it will be a full size).
 

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Their PC revolver triggers are nothing to get excited about. Better off buying a nice older Smith and getting a proper trigger job done.
Guess that's a matter of opinion. I have a large collection of old Smiths as well as a few Pythons. My PC 627 trigger is only rivaled by the Pythons.
 

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I have the commander sized .45ACP S&W PC 1911 Bobtail Sc with the Briley bushing and it it a great shooting, tight (as in a tight barrel to bushing) gun. I also own 2 DW's: a PM-9 and a 9mm ECO which are both great shooting, tight guns.

The DWs beat the Smith in the fit and finish department. I'm not surprised since the Smith is quite a bit cheaper-- I paid $1200 new for mine. I paid hundreds more for each of the DWs. I must say the black finished part of my Smith is no way as impervious to wear compared to the Duty Treat on my ECO. And this is literally the ONLY complaint I have with the Smith.

They're all great handguns and they're all keepers.

Stay safe,
Rick
 

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Here are a few of my favorites.

I would put them up against anything, and I have owned them all.

Bob


 

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My brother has the SW PC 1911, 5" blue grips... It's a tac driver and a beautiful gun to shoot, but it doesn't like primers that are too hard... like wolf primers that we got cheap and work well in most of our other 45s. Titanium firing pin prolly needs an adjustment, or just use winchester or other usa made primers for reloads in the smith. I'm disabled, shoot offhanded, one handed, and have limited strength in my "good" arm and can shoot fairly well with it.


I have rented a DW VBOB and put 100 rounds through it and I shot tighter groups with it. I will absolutely buy a VBOB at some point. I love the SW PC 1911 bobtail as well, but given a choice, I would get the DW first, but i don't think you could go wrong either way. One is beautiful in its simplicity and function, and the other has more features i guess, and is also a beautiful firearm


just my opinion


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Their PC revolver triggers are nothing to get excited about. Better off buying a nice older Smith and getting a proper trigger job done.

Says you....mine are fantastic!!!!! Revolvers that is. Uh and a nice older smith with a trigger job will run ya about 3 x as much too.
 

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Can't comment personally on the PC1911, other than I don't care for any of the "new wave" style 1911s. I prefer the traditional look.

I have a 1994 PC Model 19 K-Comp is flawless. Never shot a Python with a trigger as smooth, especially in double action.

 

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I have never shot a PC1911 but have had several PC revolvers and they are worth the money. I do have a E-series and a V-bob and the smith in no way compares to the DW.

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My PC 945s and 952 are the most accurate guns I own. Both are from the Liebenberg era. Like RBERT005 I have pretty much owned them all. PC guns are very, very good. You will be hard pressed to shoot up to the capability of the gun.

Never met anyone who complained about PC 1911s. I have shot the PC1911 in 45 and a Koenig 38 super. Ran great and really shot well.

I don't care for current PC 1911 aesthetics but to each his own.

My Valor is is almost as good. I had to address some typical production gun issues that are already addressed on the PC guns. Barrel bump, guide rod clearance to barrel lugs, and tight chamber. Good to go now but needed a little work to set the Valor right.
 

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I can't get used to exterior extractors!
 

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Valor !! I have them both. IMHO the S&W does not stand up to the Valor.IMHO

Smiths have external extractors. You would thing they could work that out if the really want to get into the 1911 game.
 

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S & W PC very nice, no way close to a Brown or Nighthawk or Wilson. DW is much better but still they are not Brown, NH or Wilson. Got one of all of them ,shootem & love'm. Got Colt Snakes and S & W N Frames, love'm all but a N Frame ain't a Python either.
 
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