Smith 5943 joins the collection


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O.S.O.K.
November 21, 2007, 07:03 PM
I just got this in from SOG - ordered it yesterday!

http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/medium/HPIM1030.JPG

Stainless slide, alloy frame (is fairly light), 15+1 round capacity, DAO, 3.75" barrel. Actually came with tritium sights but it wasn't listed as such - they still glow too, though they are obviously old.

Price was $279.95 plus mandatory overnight shipping - $303.

I'm very happy with it - has some holster wear but the bore is pristine and the innerds are like new. Obviously carried a lot, shot little - probably an LEO trade.

Looking forward to shooting it this weekend.

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Dot_mdb
November 21, 2007, 09:43 PM
Nice Gun. I got a 4046 from Mark at Summit a while back and it has been 100% reliable. These S&Ws are fine guns and they are a bargain at the prices they are selling for.

You can have the sites replaced by Trijicon for about $60 including postage roundtrip for the slide to the Trijicon factory. I had mine done on the 4046 when one of the back dots stopped shining. I bought a green front and yellow rear and I like the combo very much.

Bill

nerfsrule2
November 21, 2007, 10:04 PM
Very Nice!! Is this similar in construction to the "Custom Shop" Shorty 40??

Srigs
November 22, 2007, 12:07 AM
Very nice gun at a good price. I have it's smaller brother the 6946 and they are very nice shooters with the half cocked DAO. :)

O.S.O.K.
November 22, 2007, 12:12 AM
but I'm not sure if this is the same design or not. Good to know about the trijicons - I knew you could get replacement tubes but not how much.

And yeah, the DAO trigger is much lighter than I expected and very short travel - should make for good accuracy and quick followups.

I really do think these are a heckava bargain for the price. A great way to get a great high cap light weight carry piece.

Makes me want to order another one.

So many guns, so little money! :rolleyes:

Dot_mdb
November 22, 2007, 12:35 AM
The Shorty Forty was actually built in three or four different versions. I think most of them were built on the 6900 frame. They were built to a little higher standard than the other 3rd generation guns. If you are interested in the Shorty Forty you can go over to the Smith-Wesson forum and do a search. They have had quite a few discussions with a lot of interesting details.

Bill

nerfsrule2
November 22, 2007, 11:58 AM
Thanks, Bill!! I am on my way to the S and W forum to dig up info on the "Shorty"

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