How good is a Smith & Wesson 59?


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w_houle
December 15, 2008, 05:17 PM
I have seen a few of these pop up on Gunbroker occasionally, and was wondering how good they are? How easy is it to field strip and clean? Any known issues? How hard are parts to get? Do mags from any other guns fit this?

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m700m
December 15, 2008, 05:44 PM
I have had mine for some time now, the 59, has had no issues for me, I carry it CCW faithfully, what else can i say? it is reliable, accuracy is OK, field stripping a breeze(manual from S&W) parts readily available from S&W,mags from other guns? well maybe other S&W double stack 9mms, and S&W 910,915.

rondog
December 15, 2008, 07:13 PM
I had one that I bought new, back in the '80's. Thought it was cool, but I couldn't hit a bus with it, the grip was too fat, and the trigger was awful. I don't miss it.

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