Wow. Neither of my S&W 1911s (both PC models) has a hole like that one. Nor, for that matter, do any of my other 1911s, all Wilson Combat models.Please see this thread: http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=390965&highlight=hole+magazine
It also has a pic of the 'extra' hole.
Ha, ha...gotcha. At least they're under the grips and I think you're spot on with your assessment. Kinda like the belly button left over from the umbilical cord. However, that would mean that Smith doesn't cast, forge, or CNC their frames but are using the "live birth" method with a mommy and daddy parent frame. Weirdly cool.Rick,
My new PC1911 RB has two of those holes, right at the mag well bevel on either side. And I haven't even been shooting at it with armor-piercing rounds! Those holes have got to have something to do with the machining and/or finishing of the frame.