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Keep the S&W 457 or switch?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mrcpu, Nov 27, 2006.

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  1. mrcpu

    mrcpu Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    I have a S&W model 457 that my W and I shoot. It's worked fine, haven't had any problems with it, I think it's got about 200 rounds through it, mainly PMC except for one box.

    It's just a tad, and I mean tad large in the grip for me, and while I can use it, I was looking through the local gun store, and ran across a taurus that fit a bit better.

    Financially, we'll probably only own 1 larger caliber gun, besides the .22 plinkers, and so I'm curious as to if anybody has any advice on whether or not the 457 is a good gun, stick with it, or if I should switch.

    I suppose one option is to see if the grips can be reworked just a bit on it so that it's a hair thinner. I thought about looking for somethign in a single-stack, and ran across some 9's that I liked. THe XD in 9 fit pretty well.

    I just look at the list prices of what I have vs the others, and while I realize price isn't everything, I don't want to go to a lesser quality gun...

    THanks in advance for any advice.
  2. gunfighter48

    gunfighter48 Member

    Sep 11, 2006
    Mill Creek, WA
    I had a 457 for over 4 years and shot about 3500 rds thru it. I had NO problems with it what so ever. It was a great gun for carry. But like you the grip was a little to wide for my hand and I always felt that I didn't have positive control over it. I traded mine in on a Kimber Pro Carry II. If it doesn't fit right why not get something that does. :)
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