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Posted: 10/17/2001 12:45:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 1:20:12 PM EDT
Feeel free to beat your head up against the nearest wall...ok?
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 2:17:40 PM EDT
I had Smith autos way before any Glock was melted/molded. Had share of lemons too. Still have a 5903,5906 and 645. Found that the stainless on the Smith autos should be treated almost as a blue finish, pitting kinda fast. My oldest son fell in love with another 645 I had, so when he turned 21, we shot his present! He has since added a 659. Cant give him a Glock, as he must have heard the story on the cop that awakened to find just a slide and some parts on the floor. As the story goes...the dog had an expensive chew! T or F ? Never tried to verify that one.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 2:57:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2001 2:52:52 PM EDT by slapshot]
When I was young & stupid I bought .40 sigma. But the only good thing about that was Someone wanted to trade me a Mod. 19 .357 for it. It didn't take me long to agree.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 3:58:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By slapshot:
When I was young & stupid I bought .40 sigma. But the only good thing about that was Someone wanted to trade me a Mod. 19 .357 for it. It didn't take me long to agree.



You know I've often wondered what was so bad about the 9mm & 40S&W Sigma pistols??

Aren't these basicly Glock clones?

I remeber when these first came out there was talk of a lawsuit or somthing.

BUT if the design is essentially the same what where the problems??

curious to know
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 5:08:53 PM EDT
SW 5904 with Night sights, 8 15 round factory mags for it and a Blackhawk drop leg holster.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 6:14:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2001 6:18:16 PM EDT by anothergene]
Posted by Cnatra;
You know I've often wondered what was so bad about the 9mm & 40S&W Sigma pistols??

Aren't these basicly Glock clones?

I remeber when these first came out there was talk of a lawsuit or somthing.

BUT if the design is essentially the same what where the problems??

curious to know - - - -From what I hear Smith dont even make them. A few vendors send parts, they get assembled, test fired and shipped. I remember the lawsuit too...too close of a copy. I think the trigger and takedown levers were too similar.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 7:41:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SGB:
I got a 681, 15, 36 and a 59. Love em all.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:47:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 6:10:38 AM EDT
A way pre-agreement stainless 686 and a new model 22a. Sold a six inch Ruger Security Six and bought the 686. Wish I still had the Ruger. I got the 22a as trade bait. Great shootin .22 but it's got the big wood trget grips and they are just a bit too thick for my hands. I'd like to have one of the .22 kit guns but am lacking funds at this time. (aint we all)
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 9:53:02 AM EDT
I love Smith revolvers, but hate Smith semi-autos. The best thing I ever did was NOT buying a 915 about ten years back. However, I also sold a matched pair of Glocks (23 & 27) to buy a Browning Hi-Power .40
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 11:41:42 AM EDT
S&W 411, the preban version of the model 410. It's okay, but I don't shoot it much anymore. I'd trade it for something else if the deal was right.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 12:16:58 PM EDT
S&W 686, 5", 7-shot, with Hi-Viz. nice shooter
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 5:23:57 PM EDT
nothing wrong with smith....revolvers....
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 1:27:04 PM EDT
I have a SW model 67 .38sp +P. 4inch barrel. It's stainless steel and a great gun. I'll buy a Crimson Trace laser for it. Despite their betrayal, SW sure do make some great guns.
I pray that they'll someday come to their senses. It'll be a shame for such a great company to go down.



Link Posted: 10/22/2001 4:50:09 PM EDT
Slapshot
You should still feel guilty!
cpermd
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 7:58:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2001 7:53:38 PM EDT by BigMac]

Originally Posted By Malpaso:
I love Smith revolvers, but hate Smith semi-autos. The best thing I ever did was NOT buying a 915 about ten years back. However, I also sold a matched pair of Glocks (23 & 27) to buy a Browning Hi-Power .40



I actually have a 910. Isn't the 910 basicly identicle to the 915?

So far it's the most reliable semi auto I have ever seen. It is the only semi auto handgun I have that has never had any failures of any kind in just under 1600 rds. The cheapest dirtyest stuff cycles reliably. I only use clp to clean and lube it. It is not the most accurate handgun I own. To be honest my cheapy Charles daily alluminum framed 45 shoots a tie for 2nd most reliable and its way more accurate than the smith. Maybe its the shooter.

Anyway, why are you glad you didn't buy a 915? I hear alot of negative feadback about smith autos but never any real reason. I realise the company turned to shit but Ive never seen a shit gun from them. What am I missing?



cuase I knat spell
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 7:21:08 AM EDT
Had two 915s. One I put millet adjustable night sights on would, off hand, tear up a playing card at 35 yards all day long. The other was more ammo sensitive for accuracy and the barrel would not interchange with the other one, not even close. Other than that, I never heard of a bad 915.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 12:25:00 AM EDT
I owned a Model 29 and a 4506. Loved the 29, hated the 4506.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 9:49:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BigMac:
Maybe its the shooter.

Anyway, why are you glad you didn't buy a 915? I hear alot of negative feadback about smith autos but never any real reason. I realise the company turned to shit but Ive never seen a shit gun from them. What am I missing?



It's definitely the shooter (me)! I, personally, have found many other semi-autos that *I* can shoot better. I have found Smith semis to be ergonomically bad for me. I don't like their grips, sights or mag and slide controls. Case in point: I shot someone else's Smith & Walther 99 right out of the box. Off hand at 25" I made a ragged hole, but I absolutely hated the gun. I wasn't saying the 915 was inherently bad, just a good decision for me not to have bought it. Same for the Glocks. I bought and sold them not because they were bad guns, but because they weren't right for me.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 2:52:10 PM EDT
S&W Model 41 22LR with 5 1/2" BBL
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 5:45:23 PM EDT
4006 (.40) & 686+ (7 shot .357 Mag)
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 1:35:25 PM EDT
M629 w/ Leupold 2.5X scope. Would'nt own a S&W semi though.
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