Smith & Wesson 952-2 Longslide

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bc1023, Apr 14, 2015.

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  1. bc1023

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    I just found one of these locally last week for $2400. Considering where Gunbroker sales are going, I think I did pretty good. ;)

    I'm not sure it was ever even fired. The three mags appear to have never been loaded. In my opinion, its one of the finest 9mms ever built. Its a shame all the fine autos the Performance Center used to build have gone away.

    Enjoy the pics...


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    Includes pretty much everything except the manual. The fired casing is dated 12/21/09, so it was later in its production.


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  2. F-111 John

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    It came with a spare recoil spring?
     
  3. Saleen322

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    Congrats! Great looking pistol. It just proves the point that quality doesn't cost, it pays.
     
  4. bannockburn

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    bc1023

    That's artistry in steel! Definitely would give a SIG P210 a run for the money in terms of design, build quality, and performance. Thanks for sharing it with us.
     
  5. bc1023

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    Yes they do.
     
  6. Onmilo

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    I bought my standard 952 for nine hundred bucks.
    It shot every bit as good as the two Sig 210 pistols I owned.
    A friend waved $1600 at me and I let it go.
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  7. Wishoot

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    Wow.

    That is one fantastic looking pistol.
     
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    Thats exactly what I was going to say about the general quality of this pistol. Great find, and I hope you enjoy!
     
  9. bc1023

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    Yes, the 952 is a good match for the Sig P210. :cool:


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  10. 19-3Ben

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    Oh, now that's just not fair...
     
  11. bannockburn

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    Awesome family portrait!
     
  12. ApacheCoTodd

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    Just another one of the "HAVES" flaunting it and knocking the boots off of "Have Nots" like myself...:banghead:

    I congratulate you on taking advantage of the opportunities to acquire those as they presented themselves.

    If I'd simply bought any of the several Sigs or 952s when they came along instead of worrying about the cost (always low in hind-sight) I'd have at least a couple three now and be sharing the cat-bird seat with ya!

    Todd.
     
  13. bc1023

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    Sorry for the delay, but I appreciate all the kind words.

    The gun is a great shooter. :cool:
     
  14. Quercusalba

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    Good to hear you're shooting it.
    Thanks for sharing that beauty!
     
  15. golden

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    Yes-pretty-but how does it shoot

    BC,

    That is a beautiful gun, but I would be running to the range to try it out.

    Jim
     
  16. bc1023

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    Thanks Jim

    Oh, I've shot it since :cool:
     
  17. browningguy

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    Great pistol, that's one I have on my list to join my Sig X6.
     
  18. JDR

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    My friend has the blued std. length 952, this gun shoots the Hornady 147 GR XTP Custom ammo just beautifully! Otherwise you might want to "roll your own" LSWC ammo to see some nickle-sized groups on a 50 yd. target!
     
  19. ApacheCoTodd

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    Damn nice pistol.

    Is the other spring a spare or alternate?

    Todd.
     
  20. bc1023

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    No, they come with a spare...
     
  21. bc1023

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    That's certainly a great choice.
     
  22. ATLDave

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    What's its natural use? Bullseye?
     
  23. bc1023

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    Eh, not really. Most people want a softer shooting round for bullseye. Its based on the old 52 bulleye pistol.

    Not really sure if has an intended use, other than super accurate target shoot and range fun. Lots of high end guns are like that, actually.
     
  24. ATLDave

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    Cool. Certainly a beautiful gun. I've never been a fan of the looks of most S&W metal-framed autos - the trigger guard always seems "funny" to me, and they end up looking back-heavy. (Hey, personal taste... I know lots of folks think they're beautiful.) But the longer barrel/slide on that one makes the lines much more elegant. Thanks for sharing!
     
  25. Jim Watson

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    I greatly admired the original 952 when they showed it at an IDPA Nationals.
    I don't know why they later decided a target pistol needed a grip safety.

    As to what they are for, besides something Way Kewl, I don't know. Maybe somebody shoots one for NRA Centerfire. It wouldn't be a bad IDPA ESP if you got used to the bass ackward safety.

    I do know a friend tried hard to like one for PPC. The single stack magazine is ample and the curvaceous grip better handling than the PPC-9 which for some obscure reason is built on a -59 pattern double column receiver. But the PPC-9 was significantly more accurate and had the Aristocrat Tri-Set rear sight, so he went with it and puts up with the square handle.
     
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