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venenoindy
11-28-2009, 20:35
for a few years I've had at least one firearm from S&W but as of lately they see to multiply,but what is most important is that Im very happy with their quality and I feel comfident that if any trouble arises their CS is great.

M&P15ORC

M&P15-22

S&W 340SC

bac1023
11-29-2009, 11:34
I'm a big S&W fan myself.

I've got a dozen Smiths, including revolvers, 1911s, and other autos.

fastbolt
11-29-2009, 11:46
Having been a Colt & Ruger owner and enthusiast prior to entering LE, I grudgingly came to appreciate S&W revolvers and semiauto pistols over the years.

Working as a LE firearms instructor and an armorer for many years increased my exposure to firearms.

Now S&W is the predominant make of handgun in my safe.

PlasticGuy
11-29-2009, 16:08
S&W used to only make excellent firearms. They still do make some excellent firearms, but some are less excellent than they were. I keep supporting their decisions to make excellent guns (like their runs of j-frames without locks), and I'm always in the market for a nice used S&W from their glory days.

ContractSoldier
11-30-2009, 13:15
S&W used to only make excellent firearms. They still do make some excellent firearms, but some are less excellent than they were.

I think they really got it right with the M&P pistol's, i think they will take back the law enforcement market with the M&P.

Linux3
11-30-2009, 15:41
I'm a big S&W fan myself.
I've got a dozen Smiths, including revolvers, 1911s, and other autos.
A dozen? 12? I am impressed.
My 2 most accurate firearms are a Model 64 revolver and a M&P 9MM.
I saw a Model 3913 at Gander Mtn used for $399.00. Is this a good carry? A good price?
I don't know which 3913 as the store was full and the sales staff was light. I got tired of waiting around.

fastbolt
12-01-2009, 12:13
Well, who'da thunk ...

I came across this thread again and took a moment to actually jot down a list of the S&W handguns I could think of off the top of my head.

It seems I presently have 17 S&W handguns ... :faint:

No wonder my gun safe has seemed a bit crowded. Nothing like bac's vault, though, I'm sure. ;)

And I'm think about picking up a couple more after I complete some armorer recert classes early next year (and can order them under the armorer purchase program.) :whistling:

PlasticGuy
12-01-2009, 12:27
...It seems I presently have 17 S&W handguns...
I used to have about that many S&W's. Most were big bore revolvers, and I sold them off when the prices got rediculous 4 or 5 years ago. I only have three now. There are a couple I miss, but I made a huge amount of money right before we moved and bought a new house so I can't really say I regret it. It was the right choice at the time.

I would resupply a bit, but they don't currently make a big bore revolver I want. Everything has that stupid lock in it. If they made limited runs of their model 21, 22, 24, or 25 without a lock like they did with the 442 (which I bought), they'd take a bunch of my money again. Until then...

fastbolt
12-01-2009, 12:37
Oops, I forgot about a M66. Make that 18 ...

Yeah, I know what you mean about the older revolvers. The only N-frame I have is a 629 Classic.

I've idly thought I'd like to pick up another couple of K-frames, and maybe a L-frame or two, since I carried examples of each early in my career.

After I got to thinking about it I realized that I'm really low on Ruger handguns, only having 8 of them left. There's quite a number of them I let slip away over the years.

PlasticGuy
12-01-2009, 13:04
...After I got to thinking about it I realized that I'm really low on Ruger handguns, only having 8 of them left. There's quite a number of them I let slip away over the years.
My Ruger handguns have been steadily increasing in number. When they started offering standard production revolvers in caliber and barrel lengths that custom shops had been building, and opted not to include internal locks on some models, it really got my attention. The 4" Redhawk .44's and .45's were the first, and it's been a nice steady flow of irresistable variations of their revolvers since then. I have bought more Ruger revolvers in the last three years than all other handguns combined.

S&W, are you listening? Make what your customers want, and we'll buy it. :whistling:

captcurly
12-02-2009, 09:34
I am a very big fan of S&W revolvers. IMHO Smith makes the best wheelguns in the business. Been shooting and carrying them since 1964. I am not into S&W pistols.

bac1023
12-02-2009, 18:36
I am a very big fan of S&W revolvers. IMHO Smith makes the best wheelguns in the business.

:agree:

den888
12-02-2009, 19:35
I love S&W, having owned many through the years.

17z
12-02-2009, 22:52
All the S&W revolvers that I own is 6. 3 M10s,2 are 4 inch and 1 is a 2 inch. 2 M65s,SS,1. 3inch and a 4 inch barrels and 625-8 in .45 acp-auto-rim 5 inch barrel with an XS front sight 17z

G33
12-03-2009, 01:12
Revos are good.
M39 was good.
Some of the follow on models were.
3rd gen autos were good.
10xx series were good.
M&Ps look fairly good so far.
:supergrin:

Berto
12-03-2009, 14:14
Big S@W fan here, I think I have 10 if memory serves me.....
I like the Rugers too, but I'm on nice used K and N frames like stank.

stumpjumper
12-04-2009, 05:39
I've had a 6" 686 for about 20 years. Last year I started buying a few S&W pistols and have wound up with a CS9, 3913NL, 6906, M&P9FS, and M&P 45FS. All of the guns shoot great and I've started carrying the 3rd Gen 9s as my main gun.

mitchshrader
12-04-2009, 06:09
3913 for 400$ is quite fair for a retail store. if you hate it you'ld be the first person i knew that did. it's a heavy little straight shooter that you can fall in love with.

lawandorder
12-10-2009, 05:24
The Smiths from the dawn of the Triple lock till the late 60s are the ones I have the most interest in with special efforts toward old LE guns and .44 Specials. Read too much Skeeter Skelton in my formative years.

Only one current production one in the house, my wife's "no lock" 642.

Here is an old Third model Hand Ejector .44 Spl. AKA 1926 Military and the Wolf & Klahr Model.

<img src="http://usera.ImageCave.com/lawandorder/MVC-548L.JPG">

G33
12-10-2009, 06:31
:supergrin::supergrin:

lawandorder
12-10-2009, 08:05
It is a little over an ounce of 14 Karat solid gold and originally had a bit over 1 Carat Diamond in it.

It belonged to "Dutch" Akers who was described by the FBI as the crookedest cop in America. (Hot Springs, Arkansas circa 1920s-1930s) He helped set up the Kansas City massacre and later went to Federal Pen for Harboring Alvin Karpis.

mikey357
12-10-2009, 20:30
I'm kind of a Smith & Wesson "Loyalist", too...currently have:

pre-Model 10
Model 10
Model 14
pre-Model 15
Model 15
Model 17
Model 18
Model 19
Model 24
Model 25-2
pre-Model 26
pre-Model 27
Model 27
Model 28
pre-Model 29
Model 29
pre-Model 30
Model 30
Model 38
Model 60
Model 63
Model 64
Model 65
Model 66
Model 242
Model 327 TRR
Model 386
Model 442
Model 520
Model 610
Model 617
Model 620
Model 625
Model 627
Model 629
Model 642
Model 646
Model 686
Model 686 Plus
Model 696
Model 915
Model 4006
M&P 9mm Fullsize
M&P-15 ORC

...of course, I've got "Duplicates" of some of 'em, y'know...and I see some "Holes" that need to be filled, too...Later....mikey357

firedawg60
01-01-2010, 11:14
[quote=stumpjumper;14282021]I've had a 6" 686 for about 20 years. quote]

I've had my 686 6" for about as long. Can you remember what they cost then. My mind doesn't want to go back that far for some reason.

deadite
01-01-2010, 11:46
S&W makes quality weapons. I'm down to only 3 examples now (after some recent trading), but I think I'll hang onto these:

Smith and Wesson Model 41 22LR from 1978
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/41.jpg

Smith and Wesson Model 29-2 44 Magnum, also from 1978
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/P8310021.jpg

Smith and Wesson M&P15
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/P7280016.jpg

deadite

deadite
01-01-2010, 12:26
The Smiths from the dawn of the Triple lock till the late 60s are the ones I have the most interest in with special efforts toward old LE guns and .44 Specials. Read too much Skeeter Skelton in my formative years.

Only one current production one in the house, my wife's "no lock" 642.

Here is an old Third model Hand Ejector .44 Spl. AKA 1926 Military and the Wolf & Klahr Model.

<img src="http://usera.ImageCave.com/lawandorder/MVC-548L.JPG">

Awesome!

Dave T
01-01-2010, 12:29
LawandOrder, you and I are on the same page when it comes to S&W. Since you mentioned it, here's one of my favorites:

http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww224/desertarcher/2009_1022AF.jpg

That's the one that started it all, a 1st Model 44 Hand Ejector, also known as a New Century or the Triple Lock. Mine is a reblued 5" 44 Special shipped in 1914 and yes, those empty cases are from the first outing. The old timer held 5 shots in 2" at 20 yards with the fixed sights shooting just a bit to the left at that range.

Dave

deadite
01-01-2010, 12:30
It is a little over an ounce of 14 Karat solid gold and originally had a bit over 1 Carat Diamond in it.

It belonged to "Dutch" Akers who was described by the FBI as the crookedest cop in America. (Hot Springs, Arkansas circa 1920s-1930s) He helped set up the Kansas City massacre and later went to Federal Pen for Harboring Alvin Karpis.

I'd like to hear more about this.

Reminds me of of the book "Hot Springs" by Stephen Hunter. Good read. :)

deadite

deadite
01-01-2010, 12:31
LawandOrder, you and I are on the same page when it comes to S&W. Since you mentioned it, here's one of my favorites:

http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww224/desertarcher/2009_1022AF.jpg

That's the one that started it all, a 1st Model 44 Hand Ejector, also known as a New Century or the Triple Lock. Mine is a reblued 5" 44 Special shipped in 1914 and yes, those empty cases are from the first outing. The old timer held 5 shots in 2" at 20 yards with the fixed sights shooting just a bit to the left at that range.

Dave

I'm lovin' it!

deadite

lawandorder
01-12-2010, 05:17
Dave that is one beautiful TL. That is what anyone who loves the old .44 spl would like to have.

Deadite Stephen Hunter's great book on Hot Springs is loosely based on those times there during the 20 and 30s when the place was considered a safe town for criminals.
Akers served from around 27 till around 36 when he was tried and sent to Fed. Pen for harboring Alvin Karpis. He also was instrumental in helping to set up the KC Massacre in 1933.

When Thomas Dewey was prosecuting Charles "Lucky" Lucciano in NY no one could find him, he had skipped town. By accident an NYPD Detective vacationing in Hot Springs sees Lucciano walking with Akers. NY calls upon the State of Arkansas to have him arrested and they do. In spite of a reported bribery attempt to the Gov. of 50,000 $ Lucciano gets extradited to NY.


The following link is about an exibit that is currently running on Outlaws & Lawmen in Arkansas. Akers's badge is on display along with a lot of other great artifacts.

http://www.oldstatehouse.com/exhibits/now_showing/bandits_badges_bars.aspx

other links with info,

http://ree-view.blogspot.com/2009/12/badges-bandits-and-bars.html

http://www.collections.oldstatehouse.com/code/emuseum.asp?emu_action=collection&collection=61&collectionname=Badges,%20Bandits,%20and%20Bars:%20Arkansas%20Law%20and%20Justice&currentrecord=1&moduleid=1

FreeAmerican
01-12-2010, 09:15
My dad was in law enforcement and later a magistrate and in those days Smith was king with the police. So there was always more Smiths in the house than anything else.

In my collection

629
686
66
60
14
1917
1076
610
625

LOL, I just realized I have a lot of stainless running around!

I want a 27 and a 28, and a 52

It never ends!

FreeAmerican
01-13-2010, 10:50
Here is some pics just for fun

66-1, 686-3, and 60
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/DSC000871.JPG

1917 built in 1918
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/DSC000564.JPG

The FBI gun that end up causing the need for the 40 S&W the 1076 10mm
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/DSC000631.JPG

14 masterpiece with GD's 60 again
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/K38_60.jpg

625-8 whick loves my home rolled 255gr Keiths in Auto-Rim brass
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/DSC000011.JPG

FreeAmerican
01-13-2010, 10:51
And...

610 10mm goodness
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/610l.jpg

629 no dash
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/7114629.jpg