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I have one of the first run of SW1911s, a JRD prefix gun and its one I won't part with.
Negative, nice and tight. I have heard a couple of stories about the JRD guns, one was the frames were made by Wilson. Another was that they have afermarket parts inside and they were put together by S&W under the eye of performance center workers training other S&W employees. Not sure if any of that is true or not but from all the reading I have done the JRD prefix guns are considered excellent quality and are highly regarded. I know the fit and finish on the one I have is excellent and its a great shooter. Better overall than the E-series or the Pro series that I also own.Did your safety plunger tube fall off? (The thing that holds the safety and slide lock detents) Next time you clean your gun check to see if it's loose. There were hundreds of 1911SC and PD guns with that problem due to a bad mim casting.