Are they good quality guns?
Nice PPC-9!Here are a couple of PC guns. These are not to be confused with the current versions. Also don't confuse the PC guns with the Pro series.
The PC 1911 seen here is easily compared with other semi custom 1911's in fit, finish and performance. It is interesting to note the serial number is JMB 0023!
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That's nice.As mentioned the early ones using nice parts, as from Wilson are considered good. Also from what I read when they first came out folks from the Performance Center trained and supervised the general S&W workers in making them. I have heard JRDxxxx and JRExxxx serial numbers are early ones.
I remember when they came out some gun mag at the time had a picture of them on the cover with the title "Hell Froze Over" meaning S&W was making 1911s.... sort of.
I have a 945 I had bought and it is a lovely pistol. Mine is a 945 no dash. I think it was about 2001-2002 that Mochek came out with the mechanical firing pin safety. Mine does not have it but a friend has a 945-1 and he said his does. Now the 945 line is not a 1911. It even uses different mags. Still it is nice SA pistol in 45ACP.