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The guys at my LGS know how to push my buttons.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by George Dickel, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. George Dickel

    George Dickel Member

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    Stopped in this morning at my LGS to look at a Beretta 92 in the used handgun display, been looking at them for a while and was going to buy this one. While looking at it the counter guy said he had something for me that just came in on trade that morning, a S&W Performance Center 1911. I have a thing for the 1911 and this one was just too pretty to ignore. I fondled it, pulled its trigger, worked the slide and that was all it took, it went home with me and the Beretta is still in the display. Doesn't look like it has been shot much, nothing that looks like neglect or indifferent care. Here a couple pics of it. 100_0851.JPG 100_0852.JPG

    We have a date on Monday to try it out.
     
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  2. bannockburn

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    Yep they sure do! An awesome find; I probably wouldn't have been able to pass something like that up either. And you know that Beretta will probably still be there next time you stop in.

    You made the right choice!

     
  3. Slamfire

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    I too, am an addict, and the guys at the gun store, pushers. Give them time, they will find the drug you crave.

    Nice pistol, it is hard to believe how many barely used pistols find their way back to a gunstore. I mean, what was the original owner thinking?, not shooting his gun?
     
  4. Good Ol' Boy

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    That is NICE. Congrats.

    Personally not too fond of the grips but that's easily remedied.

    Let us know how she shoots.
     
  5. 460Shooter

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    Ah, they're drug pushers.

    The pusher men.

    Nice gun man. Purdy. Hope she's a shooter.
     
  6. Tallball

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    NICE! :)
     
  7. OARNGESI

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    There is no wrong choice when deciding between a beretta 92 and a quality 1911
     
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    I love my 92 but that S&W looks sweet!
     
  9. Spade5

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    I have both and neither is going anywhere. My problem is I love shooting the SW so much, my other guns are feeling neglected. The big plus for me is the target sight. I paid full price for mine and do not regret it for a minute. My goal is to wear it out before I die.
     
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  10. Patocazador

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    "The Guys at My LGS Know How to Push My Buttons."

    I imagine that all of your buttons say "PUSH ME, PUSH ME!"

    I know that's what it says on all my buttons.

     
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    I would call them good merchants, they can’t help you are weak.;)
     
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    Is this the button they’re pushing?

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  13. George Dickel

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    There is a word missing on that button, TOO easy!
     
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  14. George Dickel

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    I took time to go to the indoor range today and shot 100 rounds through it with no malfunctions. Had to adjust the sights quite a bit to get on target, I don't know how the previous owner hit anything with it. It was 6-8 inches low and about 4 inches to the left. The trigger is great, I estimate about 3-4 lbs pull and it breaks very cleanly. When I do my part and concentrate, it hits where I aim. I wear progressive bifocals and I have to tilt my head up so I can see the front sight clearly. That puts me in an unnatural shooting position, need to see my optometrist and get some glasses that allow me to keep my head in the proper position. Between my eyesight and lack of practice with my handguns I'm not getting the accuracy I used to be capable of. Oh well, there are worse things than shooting practice. The indoor range only allows me to shoot 35 feet but Monday I'm going to an outdoor range that is 25 yards long. I really like this gun, I have a Springfield 1911 that shoots well but it isn't as smooth shooting and loading as the Smith. This one will stay in the stable for a long time and may eventually get passed on to my nephew.
     
  15. critter

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    Yeah, my local gun guru has that same talent IN SPADES! And I'm a sucker!
     
  16. Speedo66

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    I'm not a 1911 guy, but that sure is one interesting looking pistol. Are the grooves on the front of the slide some sort of compensator?
     
  17. bannockburn

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    Maybe this is why the previous owner sold it to your favorite local gun shop!
     
  18. George Dickel

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    No they are what Smith & Wesson calls lightening cuts. Supposedly reduces the weight of the slide.
     
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    Nice, Congrats. Next time do not blame the Bartender.
     
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