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How good is a Smith & Wesson 59?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by w_houle, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. w_houle

    w_houle Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. m700m

    m700m Active Member

    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.
  3. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    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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