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Old 11-28-2009, 21:35   #1
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S&W Loyalty!

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.

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Old 11-29-2009, 12:34   #2
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I'm a big S&W fan myself.

I've got a dozen Smiths, including revolvers, 1911s, and other autos.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:46   #3
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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.
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Old 11-29-2009, 17:08   #4
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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.
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Old 11-30-2009, 14:15   #5
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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.
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Old 11-30-2009, 16:41   #6
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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.
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Old 12-01-2009, 13:13   #7
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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 ...

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.)
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Old 12-01-2009, 13:27   #8
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...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...
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Old 12-01-2009, 13:37   #9
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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.
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Old 12-01-2009, 14:04   #10
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...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.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:34   #11
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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.
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Old 12-02-2009, 19:36   #12
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I am a very big fan of S&W revolvers. IMHO Smith makes the best wheelguns in the business.
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Old 12-02-2009, 20:35   #13
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I love S&W, having owned many through the years.
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Old 12-02-2009, 23:52   #14
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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
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:12   #15
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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.
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Old 12-03-2009, 15:14   #16
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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.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:39   #17
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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.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:09   #18
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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.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:24   #19
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S&W revolvers from the years of quality and craftsmanship

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.

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