March 15, 2007, 05:13 PM
I'm looking for a reliable and concealable 9mm that will serve me well through the years. Would appreciate any feedback on the S/W chiefs special 9mm. Specifically, trigger pull, accuracy (I know, that's mostly my responsibility), pocket carry, etc.

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March 15, 2007, 08:36 PM
Hey Glassman! Buy the Chiefs special and give it to the BigPoppaPump!!

March 15, 2007, 08:41 PM
if you go to he has a review of it under the weapons section.

March 16, 2007, 06:06 AM
Welcome aboard. This is a great place to read and learn. Hey, can you lend me about $700??

March 16, 2007, 07:38 AM
Was OK. Sort of bulky for a single stack and butt ugly in my opinion. DA/SA trigger. Long first pull as to be expected. Reliable and accurate = yes. Overall, was not impressed. Your money would be better spent on a compact 45. More expensive to shoot, but its a carry gun, not a plinker. Do a search on the Smith forum:

Good Luck.

March 16, 2007, 06:49 PM
Mike, real interesting article on the cs9. Thanks for the link.

Jim.. also, thanks for the feedback. I went to the s/w forum but can't really do much there as they won't accept 'hotmail' as a valid address which is what I use for my e-mail.

March 22, 2007, 01:32 PM
Ditto what Jim640 said. I had one. Reliable and surprisingly accurate, but I found it chunky for carry. The grips have a wide palm swell, and at the time I had mine there were no aftermarket grips available to slim the pistol down. Ended up selling mine.

March 22, 2007, 02:22 PM
It is your typical S&W semi-auto. It will be dead reliable, utterly servicable, accurate enough and will get the job done. It will also have a medicore DA/SA trigger, be larger than it should be, be unergonomic (unless you're one of the .00001% of the US population who is descended from Neanderthals and speaks Basque- it fits their hands fine) and generally uninspiring.

It is the Dodge Dart of the handgun world. There's not a darned thing wrong with them. But there's not a lot to really get excited about, either.


PS I'm joking about the Neanderthal thing. You don't really need to speak Basque for it to fit your hand.

PPS S&W CS9: So easy, a caveman could use it!

March 22, 2007, 03:02 PM
I've kept mine...I like it. It works for me. For all I know there may be better
choices, but I have never had any feeding or firing issues with the CS9...what-so-ever ! I also have no problem with the grips. However, that is something everyone should check out before they buy any gun......"if it don't fit, don't commit". :)

Ultra-reliable pistols......if the grips work for you.

- regards

March 22, 2007, 03:32 PM
Guy's keep in mind that law enforcement personel had been using the cs9 and it's brothers for IDPA type shooting. Thats how I found out about them. I've got the 9 and 40. The 45 is kinda large. No issues at all with either one. They'll probably outlive all of us.

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