Smith & Wesson’s Pro Series models are billed as bridging the gap between factory pistols and the Performance Center; essentially, they’re factory guns with upgraded, ready-to-rock features and specs. Earlier this year, the company introduced the Performance Center SW1911 Pro Series pistol in 9mm. Recognizing that a 1911 chambered in 9mm is a thorny proposition, our friend Graham Baates decided to run this gun.
Graham starts out by conducting a full mag +1 range test from 17 yards out using Freedom Munitions’ 9mm 115gr ammo. Next up is what Graham refers to as the “What’s for Dinner?” section of the video, where he tests a number of different loads from 165gr down to 65gr. He then wraps up with a field accuracy test, shooting five rounds from seven yards using Nosler 115gr Match.
So how’d the SW1911 Pro Series 9mm fare? Watch the video above to find out. See the features and specs on this gun below.
SW1911 Pro Series 9mm 1911 Features
- Oversized external extractor
- 3-hole curved trigger with overtravel stop
- Full length guide rod
- Round butt frame
- Grip safety
- Ambidextrous Thumb Safety
SW1911 Pro Series 9mm 1911 Specifications
- SKU: 178053
- Model: PERFORMANCE CENTER SW1911 PRO SERIES 9mm
- Caliber: 9mm
- Capacity: 8+1
- Barrel Length: 3″ / 7.6 cm
- Overall Length: 6.9″
- Front Sight: Dovetail White Dot
- Rear Sight: Fixed White 2-Dot
Action: Single Action
Grip: Fully Stippled Synthetic
Weight: 26.2 oz / 742.8g
Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
Slide Material: Stainless Steel
Frame Material: Scandium Alloy
“Graham Baates” is a pen name used by a 15-year active U.S. Army veteran who spent most of his time in the tactical side of the Intelligence community including tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Post-Army, Graham spent some time in the 3-Gun circuit before becoming a full-time NRA Certified defensive handgun instructor and now works as an industry writer while curating a YouTube channel on the side.
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