I have had 3 S&W 1911s, and all have been great right out of the box for their price point. The scandium Commander (called the SC when I had it) was really impressive for what it costs, and was my daily CCW for a few years. Some have mentioned possible drawbacks of Swartz Safety system*, but problems seem few and far between and I have had none. I have one of the original SW 1911s when it was the "billboard" model, that probably has 40-50k rnds on it, without any problems. I can't say that for the custom series 70 Colt I had built...parson45 said:Guys, how are the Smith 1911s working out?