Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by P5 Guy, Jun 10, 2020.
I'll start with my 639.
P5: I really like your S&W's compact size and the wooden grips.
Mine looks just like this 3rd. Gen. 5069 (I don't know how to upload photos). Yours must weigh a fair bit less. Mine was bought just for the club.
If somebody would Like the link to A Color-Coded Chart of the S&W 3rd. Gen handguns (9mm, .40, 10mm, .45 Auto), send me a 'PM'. You will probably see it when searching Google for that exact phrase, but the * chart will be very small and somewhat subtle.
You can expand it and it explains quite well the main variations, chamberings etc.
All stainless steel does not make for a light weight pistol. But even stout 124NATO 9mm recoils like a 22LR
I guess I should have not made this brand specific
My Performance Center 1911
My 1086 is the only one I have a picture of right now.
A 1026 and old Norma ammo. Performance Center 4" and 5" 5906s.
I'm a slacker, I don't have one.
My kinda rare 6690 transitional pistol. I believe its a 2nd gen 659 frame with a 3rd gen 6906 slide. It was sold thru S&W's distributor RSR group. Note the RSR 44xx serial number.
645 and 1006
4006 and 1006
My 4003 and 4506. Proud of both of them. Both have been totally reliable no matter what I have fed them.
Boring....... please redirect to the non blued S&W Revolver thread...
S&W's pistols do not get the credit they deserve.
I don't get over here very often. I was gonna put this in the non-blued S&W revolver post just to see if anyone was paying attention. 9mm 1911 Pro. I bought it last year. I like it a lot.
Both were had for around $300 each.
You see the slight variances from early
square trigger guards, to later blued hammers/triggers and straight vs curved grips
My main embarassment, after having owned five "true Makarovs" and the present mix of "Euro police 9mm" handgun types, is that --quite frankly-- I didn't realize that US-made DA/SA handguns were of at least equal quality.
So much talk about '...Sig this, HK , Walther, CZ that...', but somehow never noticed 'top-quality S&W engineering' or such, except regarding the 1911 type. So many S&W revolvers seem to have helped obscure the reality.
The 1st generation S&W pistols came to the markets in the late 1950s. Model 39 and dash 39-2 later came the 59 and the start of the "Wonder Nine" race.
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