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Used CS9

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tango3065, Oct 26, 2006.

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  1. tango3065

    tango3065 Member

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    I found A used blue cs9 in pretty good shape for 425, does this sound pretty good?

    Also is the barrel supposed to feel loose :uhoh: , when I racked the slide it was loose.
     
  2. Erich

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    You mean, when it's open?

    When the slide is locked back, the barrel should be loose. Examine the action and you'll see how this is part of the design.

    That price seems pretty okay, at least hereabouts. It might be a little on the warm side. You might try $350 cash green money.
     
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    With the slide locked to the rear, that barrel should make about the same amount of noise as a baby's rattle. Should pretty much be rock solid when the slide is closed. Any movement should be limited to movement of the slide on the frame rails. I'd say the price is decent, but you're about $50-75 away from the price of a new one. Frankly, I'd expect it to be pristine, like new. And for that price make sure it comes as shipped from the factory: box, two mags, manual.
     
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    Definately on the high side for a used cs9. Probably over a hundred more than what it should be. Blue is also much older than the new stainless steel. The pistols probably at least 10 years old.
     
  5. tango3065

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    Thanks it just fit my hand really well and I have heard anything bad about but ithink i will pass on it since it is so old and that is higher than I like to spend on a used gun.

    Anyone know what a new stainless CS9 would cost? BTW I have checked gunbroker and they are expensive on there.

    Also anyone that owns one whats your opinions on it?
     
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    List price is the company's fantasy about what these thing should cost. The funny part is some dealers actually use these prices. I've seen them new sporadically in one local shop and they usually mid-$500s or so. Rarely do I see them used in 9mm or .45. Used CS40s seem to be a little more common. Maybe people don't like them. Certainly didn't sell very well. All in all, this seems to indicate that they're quite popular. You may want to take your time finding one, so you get the best price and exactly what you want.
     
  8. sig228

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    How Bad Do You Want It?

    Here in Miami, I paid almost $600 for my new CS9. Its really classic supply and demand. They are extremely hard to get, at least locally. I have seen a few CS40's, but these have been discontinued for a few years now. I know that I paid high, but I wanted new, not used. S&W has a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser. (Although I have heard that they have been freindly to second owners too). Anyway, in my mind I justified my price as follows:

    1. I got it right on the spot (Florida CHL - no waiting period) and I got what I saw - not a photo on the web.

    2. No FFL transfer fee

    3. I get the free Magnum range bag (worth $42) (for those who dont know about this):
    http://www.shootingusa.com/LATEST_UPDATES/GUN_A_MONTH/GAM_Offer/gam_offer.html

    4. I support my local gun store


    Anyway, the pistol is sweet. 7 + 1, 2 magazines, easily concealed. Nice weight and feel in my hands. TDA meaning after you rack, gun is cocked and ready to fire. SA after that. If you decide not to shoot and decock, then first round is DA then SA after. Gun cannot be carried cocked and locked.

    No FTF or FTE after my first 100 rounds. Reasonable accurate for a 3" barrel. Recoil = minimal. Overall, I am very satisfied with my purchase.

    Good luck. If you decide to pick one up, you wont be disappointed.
     
  9. aaronrkelly

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    Summit Gun Broker had stainless CS9s for sale recently for $350......but they are not showing them on their site anymore.

    I would think $425 is a little high but you dont have to worry about

    shipping
    ffl transfer

    So maybe counter an offer for $375......$400 if you have to.
     
  10. p35

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    I got mine for $245, but that was probably more luck than anything else.
     
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    p35 -

    that was a damn good deal......good find.
     
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