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Posted: 8/27/2015 6:20:57 PM EST

I'd love to have that one!
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:00:27 PM EST
Yeah, I remember the PC 3rd Gen guns.

I remember a 4006 with a 4 5/8" barrel that had a single port comp, mag well funnel, and 13 round magazines, among many, many other iterations or 3rd Gen Pistols.

I thought, "some day".

Damn tupperware.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:04:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RedFalconBill:
Yeah, I remember the PC 3rd Gen guns.

I remember a 4006 with a 4 5/8" barrel that had a single port comp, mag well funnel, and 13 round magazines, among many, many other iterations or 3rd Gen Pistols.

I thought, "some day".

Damn tupperware.
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This work of art?





I want one sooooo bad!
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:26:12 PM EST

The agencies that tried them around here gave up after the 2 year mark because after the first year they were having a 10-20% rate of parts breakage during training, every time they trained. The average cop shoots what, 500 rounds a year at most?
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:33:49 PM EST
That guy could throw a brick and be better at it than anyone.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:35:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:



This work of art?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v641/clang444/SWPCTactical40A.jpg~original






I want one sooooo bad!
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Originally Posted By RedFalconBill:
Yeah, I remember the PC 3rd Gen guns.

I remember a 4006 with a 4 5/8" barrel that had a single port comp, mag well funnel, and 13 round magazines, among many, many other iterations or 3rd Gen Pistols.

I thought, "some day".

Damn tupperware.



This work of art?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v641/clang444/SWPCTactical40A.jpg~original






I want one sooooo bad!


What differentiates the ones that are labeled "tactical?"
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:35:56 PM EST
Is OP jealous of a 9mm?
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:45:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:


What differentiates the ones that are labeled "tactical?"
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Originally Posted By RedFalconBill:
Yeah, I remember the PC 3rd Gen guns.

I remember a 4006 with a 4 5/8" barrel that had a single port comp, mag well funnel, and 13 round magazines, among many, many other iterations or 3rd Gen Pistols.

I thought, "some day".

Damn tupperware.



This work of art?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v641/clang444/SWPCTactical40A.jpg~original


I want one sooooo bad!


What differentiates the ones that are labeled "tactical?"
The Price S&W charged.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:47:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Top_Secret:
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Nyet, I am Jealous of the 3rd Gen; not the caliber. If People's Armament Factory of Smith and Wesson made the Model 4006 in similar fashion I would have that before puny dog faced 9mm.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:50:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Lange:

The agencies that tried them around here gave up after the 2 year mark because after the first year they were having a 10-20% rate of parts breakage during training, every time they trained. The average cop shoots what, 500 rounds a year at most?
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More like 50.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:58:27 PM EST
Nice PC 3rd gen , but I'd prefer one of these.

Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:13:34 PM EST
I had one back in 1989 or 1990 when i think it first came out and it was the worst shooting gun i ever owned till i had the adjustable rear sight replaced.
It had a flaw in the rear sight that had some play in the adjustment so every shot it changed the sight picture.

I regret ever getting rid of it but the rear sight did it in for me, my dumb ass traded it for a Iver Johnson 44 mag.
From what i remember it felt great in my hand and good trigger pull never any problems other than the rear sight but back then i was shooting pistols at 50 yards and actually aimed so needed the rear sight to actually work.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:16:51 PM EST
I'm jealous of Jerry for many reasons. One reason is the fact that all I have is a 6906.

Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:17:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By nu3gawhat:
Nice PC 3rd gen , but I'd prefer one of these.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g112/terrypopkin/3566Limitedcomp.jpg
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The .356 TSW was a great round on paper. What a shame the venue it was made for banned its use.

They even made it in a defensive load.




Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:19:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
The .356 TSW was a great round on paper. What a shame the venue it was made for banned its use.

They even made it in a defensive load.


http://picturearchive.gunauction.com/5422154836/7141059/20abbd0c1c0bfdde35b48cd15e4d51f3.jpg





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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Originally Posted By nu3gawhat:
Nice PC 3rd gen , but I'd prefer one of these.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g112/terrypopkin/3566Limitedcomp.jpg
The .356 TSW was a great round on paper. What a shame the venue it was made for banned its use.

They even made it in a defensive load.


http://picturearchive.gunauction.com/5422154836/7141059/20abbd0c1c0bfdde35b48cd15e4d51f3.jpg






Smith's 41 AE
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:34:03 PM EST
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Slide and frame machined together and kept together throughout production - IOW, tighter slide/frame fit tolerances. Usually trigger/hammer/sear were better fitted. Not the one-at-a-time hand-fitted-from-oversized-parts of a Performance Center (PC) gun, but a noticeable step up from a non-TSW gun.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:36:09 PM EST
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:37:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.
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What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:39:23 PM EST
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The .356 TSW was a great round on paper. What a shame the venue it was made for banned its use.

They even made it in a defensive load.

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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Originally Posted By nu3gawhat:
Nice PC 3rd gen , but I'd prefer one of these.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g112/terrypopkin/3566Limitedcomp.jpg
The .356 TSW was a great round on paper. What a shame the venue it was made for banned its use.

They even made it in a defensive load.



.356 TSW would be fun to shoot occasionally but I'd get more use out of the 9mm barrel you could get for them. (Not anymore)

I don't know if you've ever had the chance to handle one of these guns or a 845 or 952 (Or other similar PC guns ). But they are exceptional. The fit, finish, and the triggers on them are awesome. SAO not DA/SA like most other 3rd gens.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:42:59 PM EST
659? good or bad?
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:43:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."


Nobody wanted them when they were in production, but they are popular now.

Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:44:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By pighelmet:
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He would fuck you up in a snowball fight.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:44:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 556A2:


Nobody wanted them when they were in production, but they are popular now.

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Originally Posted By 556A2:
Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."


Nobody wanted them when they were in production, but they are popular now.



CZs are in production.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:47:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."


Bulky, heavy, backwards slide mounted safety, DA/SA trigger...

S&W couldn't give them away so they discontinued them. Dealers and distributers were selling used ones for chump change.

Nobody wanted them a few years ago but now they're "cool" becuase they're the opposite of what's popular. Like vinyl records, Members Only jackets and PBR.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:48:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By runcible:
He would fuck you up in a snowball fight.
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Originally Posted By pighelmet:
That guy could throw a brick and be better at it than anyone.
He would fuck you up in a snowball fight.


It's a good thing he lives where it doesn't snow.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:48:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:


CZs are in production.
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By 556A2:
Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."


Nobody wanted them when they were in production, but they are popular now.



CZs are in production.


CZs were underground until a few years ago in the US, and nobody really wanted them over tupperware, Sigs, and Berettas.

Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:51:59 PM EST
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CZs were underground until a few years ago in the US, and nobody really wanted them over tupperware, Sigs, and Berettas.

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Originally Posted By 556A2:
Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By 556A2:
Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."


Nobody wanted them when they were in production, but they are popular now.



CZs are in production.


CZs were underground until a few years ago in the US, and nobody really wanted them over tupperware, Sigs, and Berettas.



CZ was a gun most people had not heard about, and once people learned the quality you could get for the price, their popularity boomed.. Now it is one of the most copied designs out there.

Not sure what it "hipster" about it.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:54:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By triburst1:


Bulky, heavy, backwards slide mounted safety, DA/SA trigger...

S&W couldn't give them away so they discontinued them. Dealers and distributers were selling used ones for chump change.

Nobody wanted them a few years ago but now they're "cool" becuase they're the opposite of what's popular. Like vinyl records, Members Only jackets and PBR.
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."


Bulky, heavy, backwards slide mounted safety, DA/SA trigger...

S&W couldn't give them away so they discontinued them. Dealers and distributers were selling used ones for chump change.

Nobody wanted them a few years ago but now they're "cool" becuase they're the opposite of what's popular. Like vinyl records, Members Only jackets and PBR.


Never even tried a SW auto. I was referring to the "CZ" part of the post. CZ's popularity has everything to do with the quality you get, not to mention they can be carried cocked and locked or in DA/SA mode, not to mention the slide in frame system gives you a very tight lock up.

Seriously, my factory 75 compact was tighter from the factory than some 1911's that cost 3x the money...and I love 1911's. When you try to shake it, it feels like it is one solid piece of steel.
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Full size 2nd gen stainless double stack 9mm. I believe. Buddy has one. I believe it has a front sight that's milled into slide. Has screw on grip panels. 3rd gen introduced the uni-molded plastic grip/mainspring housing.

Nothing particularly special or bad about it. I'd say good or bad depends on condition, price, and your own personal feeling when it's in your hand. 3rd gen models for me, actually I prefer the TSW line, for the non-PC models.

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Originally Posted By triburst1:


Bulky, heavy, backwards slide mounted safety, DA/SA trigger...

S&W couldn't give them away so they discontinued them. Dealers and distributers were selling used ones for chump change.

Nobody wanted them a few years ago but now they're "cool" becuase they're the opposite of what's popular. Like vinyl records, Members Only jackets and PBR.
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."


Bulky, heavy, backwards slide mounted safety, DA/SA trigger...

S&W couldn't give them away so they discontinued them. Dealers and distributers were selling used ones for chump change.

Nobody wanted them a few years ago but now they're "cool" becuase they're the opposite of what's popular. Like vinyl records, Members Only jackets and PBR.


Summit gun broker had a pile of TSWs for a long time. I think they were listed for $3-400?
Everyone I knew told me to stay away from 3rd gen Smiths, because they sucked. There seems to have been a resurgence in popularity lately. They still don't get me excited though.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 10:19:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:


CZ was a gun most people had not heard about, and once people learned the quality you could get for the price, their popularity boomed.. Now it is one of the most copied designs out there.

Not sure what it "hipster" about it.
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Countless CZ copies exist because the CZ-75 had no patent protection in ComBloc Czechoslovakia. It was cheaper to clone a CZ than pay licensing fees for other designs.

They are hipster because they were relatively unknown in the US, are vintage designs, are different, and those qualities are hipster.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 10:43:36 PM EST
I went through Firearms Instructor school with a couple of CHippieS that had third-gen 40's. They had to have range staff bring them out new funs to replace the malfunctioning 4005's they carried. Third Gen Smiths were steaming piles of shit compared to the Sig-Sauers, Glocks, HKs, and Berettas they competed against. Note, he is using a Performance Center 5906; never did a stock Smith win an accuracy competition in my county.
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2nd Gen... good, 3rd Gen... better good.
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Originally Posted By Lange:

The agencies that tried them around here gave up after the 2 year mark because after the first year they were having a 10-20% rate of parts breakage during training, every time they trained. The average cop shoots what, 500 rounds a year at most?
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This.

I was a S&W 4006 armorer.

I hated those fucking guns.

There is a reason only two departments in this nation issue the S&W third gen guns. Yes it's about cost. and 3rd gen guns are a nightmare to support in parts and parts breakage repair.

Our department spent as much on parts and support of S&W 3rd gen guns to the point it was fiscally irresponsible.
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
The .356 TSW was a great round on paper. What a shame the venue it was made for banned its use.

They even made it in a defensive load.


http://picturearchive.gunauction.com/5422154836/7141059/20abbd0c1c0bfdde35b48cd15e4d51f3.jpg




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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Originally Posted By nu3gawhat:
Nice PC 3rd gen , but I'd prefer one of these.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g112/terrypopkin/3566Limitedcomp.jpg
The .356 TSW was a great round on paper. What a shame the venue it was made for banned its use.

They even made it in a defensive load.


http://picturearchive.gunauction.com/5422154836/7141059/20abbd0c1c0bfdde35b48cd15e4d51f3.jpg





I just saw one of those sell for $1,100 +/-

never seen one before
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Originally Posted By Recusance:

This.

I was a S&W 4006 armorer.

I hated those fucking guns.

There is a reason only two departments in this nation issue the S&W third gen guns. Yes it's about cost. and 3rd gen guns are a nightmare to support in parts and parts breakage repair.

Our department spent as much on parts and support of S&W 3rd gen guns to the point it was fiscally irresponsible.
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Originally Posted By Recusance:
Originally Posted By Lange:

The agencies that tried them around here gave up after the 2 year mark because after the first year they were having a 10-20% rate of parts breakage during training, every time they trained. The average cop shoots what, 500 rounds a year at most?

This.

I was a S&W 4006 armorer.

I hated those fucking guns.

There is a reason only two departments in this nation issue the S&W third gen guns. Yes it's about cost. and 3rd gen guns are a nightmare to support in parts and parts breakage repair.

Our department spent as much on parts and support of S&W 3rd gen guns to the point it was fiscally irresponsible.



But steel! But heavy! That automatically means good!
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Originally Posted By nu3gawhat:
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Meh.

.356 TSW is a dead gamer caliber.
Link Posted: 8/28/2015 6:25:32 AM EST
3rd Gen S&Ws?

Good shooters, American designed, American made, excellent Customer Service, and prices are headed up. Stuff like that makes a difference to me.
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1764401_Smith_and_Wesson_repaired_my_25_year_old_pistol_under_warranty.html&page=1
Link Posted: 8/28/2015 6:28:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Lange:

The agencies that tried them around here gave up after the 2 year mark because after the first year they were having a 10-20% rate of parts breakage during training, every time they trained. The average cop shoots what, 500 rounds a year at most?
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That is weird the agencies around here loved them.The dept. I worked for carried them for almost 15 years about (400guns), the city agency (500+ guns) was also about 15 years..I know a former city armorer and he absolutely called them bulletproof.
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
The .356 TSW was a great round on paper. What a shame the venue it was made for banned its use.

They even made it in a defensive load.


http://picturearchive.gunauction.com/5422154836/7141059/20abbd0c1c0bfdde35b48cd15e4d51f3.jpg

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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Originally Posted By nu3gawhat:
Nice PC 3rd gen , but I'd prefer one of these.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g112/terrypopkin/3566Limitedcomp.jpg
The .356 TSW was a great round on paper. What a shame the venue it was made for banned its use.

They even made it in a defensive load.


http://picturearchive.gunauction.com/5422154836/7141059/20abbd0c1c0bfdde35b48cd15e4d51f3.jpg


IPSC? (I Play at Shooting Cardboard?)

I thought the whole purpose of it was to get around the 9mm minor/major thing. .38 supers, 9x21s were the other ways of "getting around" it.




Link Posted: 8/28/2015 11:47:33 AM EST
I really like the s&w 3rd gens
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."


Uhm....not all steel. Receiver is aluminum alloy.
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Uhm....not all steel. Receiver is aluminum alloy.
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Originally Posted By fla556guy:
Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."


Uhm....not all steel. Receiver is aluminum alloy.
On the 5906 it is steel. The 5903 and 5904 are aluminum.
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Nobody wanted them when they were in production, but they are popular now.

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Originally Posted By 556A2:
Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."


Nobody wanted them when they were in production, but they are popular now.



Yeah, they are popular now because they were CHEAP and people figured out that they were actually pretty decent guns.
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
On the 5906 it is steel. The 5903 and 5904 are aluminum.
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Originally Posted By fla556guy:
Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."


Uhm....not all steel. Receiver is aluminum alloy.
On the 5906 it is steel. The 5903 and 5904 are aluminum.


Well then, I stand corrected. All of the ones I've shot/handled were aluminum alloy.
Link Posted: 8/28/2015 12:04:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bounce19712:
659? good or bad?
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2nd generation gun.

My issued duty gun for several years.
A good, solid weapon, though heavy.
The hammer spring is removed in a similar fashion to a 1911 main spring and has a barrel bushing, grip panels and grip screws; all similar to a 1911.
Link Posted: 8/28/2015 12:05:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By pighelmet:
That guy could throw a brick and be better at it than anyone.
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I was going to come on and say about the same thing

But then again I have a lot of respect for the gentleman and this gun seems to impress him favorably so I am making a note to watch out for the Performance Center autos.

You have to respect a guy who works so hard at being good at what he does but you also have to chuckle when he just always seems to be having a good time at it along the way.

I have had the pleasure of meeting the guy a couple of times when he was doing demos and he is one interesting character.
Link Posted: 8/28/2015 12:11:51 PM EST
I had a PC 4006, it was the most expensive handgun I had ever owned at the time. It took forever to get it but I did love it sooo much!

I was stupid and got rid of it, for a good profit too, I might add.
Link Posted: 8/28/2015 12:13:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By triburst1:


Bulky, heavy, backwards slide mounted safety, DA/SA trigger...

S&W couldn't give them away so they discontinued them. Dealers and distributers were selling used ones for chump change.

Nobody wanted them a few years ago but now they're "cool" becuase they're the opposite of what's popular. Like vinyl records, Members Only jackets and PBR.
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Originally Posted By Pony151515:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
3rd gen Smiths are quickly replacing CZs as the new hipster guns.


What is hipster about a gun that is all steel construction, and competes in price with polymer framed guns?

Just because it isn't a Glock or M&P doesn't make it a "hipster gun."


Bulky, heavy, backwards slide mounted safety, DA/SA trigger...

S&W couldn't give them away so they discontinued them. Dealers and distributers were selling used ones for chump change.

Nobody wanted them a few years ago but now they're "cool" becuase they're the opposite of what's popular. Like vinyl records, Members Only jackets and PBR.



I had one back in the day , only owned it a couple of years , have to look back to see what model it was , single action was about 12 lbs. and the double first shot was nearly twice that . I remember I could never find a trigger pull gauge that went high enough . Needless to say you had to be inside the barn to actually hit the barn . One of the few guns I ever sold and don't miss it . I realize mine was one of the worst but I still find it weird that the early S&W autos have become a thing these days
Link Posted: 8/28/2015 12:17:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mrrich52:


It's a good thing he lives where it doesn't snow.
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Originally Posted By mrrich52:
Originally Posted By runcible:
Originally Posted By pighelmet:
That guy could throw a brick and be better at it than anyone.
He would fuck you up in a snowball fight.


It's a good thing he lives where it doesn't snow.



Ever seen the thing where he rings a gong at 100yds with a J frame snub held upside down pulling the trigger with his pinky? Note I don't say shooting at a gong but "ringing a gong"
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