I have a newer C3 w/factory CT grips. Love it. Never had a failure with almost 500 rounds through it to include reloads and factory. Tack driver with the sights.
Only issue I have with it is my crossbreed supertuck for a 1911 does not fit it unless forced. So i need a new holster...
I'd think if i didn't get what I considered a great deal on it, I'd stick with the S&W just due to the holster use.