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The S&W Model 39`s in all flavors.
If I can ever figure how to get Pics up I
will show mine. :sad:


It worked...Thanks DD !!!!




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By pistol, are you eleminating revolvers from the discussion?

Having lived with S&W's all day, every day, for close to 25 years, my all time favorite is any flavor of j-frame. The pistols you can "live" with! The M-60 started the stainless revolution and they have just gotten better.

I did hate to see the design changed and I don't have a lot of use for the Ti's and Scads. Too Too light. Probably the best is the 442, alloy frame Centennial.

I think it was Clint Smith that said, the best pistol to have for in a gunfight is the one you have with you!!!!! Even Chairman Jeff has been known to carry a M-60.

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My favorite S&W is my 657 in 41 mag. My wife got it for me the first X-Mas we were married. And, she started a tradition. Guns for X-Mas every year. This past year was a Freedom Arms in 41.

I carry a Ti Centennial and while its great to carry on my ankle, I would rather shoot 100 rounds through my Casull than five through that little beast.

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My favorite S&W pistol is the Model 39-2. It is the only S&W centerfire auto that I like.
In REAL S&W's (meaning revolvers), my favorite is the 4" Model 19.
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Pistol...pistol...hhmmm...Oh, Yeah! Those! I DO own a couple!!! My favorite S&W AUTOpistol, to be concise, precise and #nal-retentive, is a lowly Model 915 in 9mm...one of only TWO AUTOpistols I have ever owned that has NEVER malfunctioned--EVER! I've added adjustable sights to it, and I contemplate a trigger-job at some point, but--after around 3,500 rounds without a bobble, it just looks better'n better!!!....mikey357
 

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I'm partial to the 3913 and 41 pistols. Favorite 2 revolvers are the 642 and an old m31 in 32 S&W Long.
 

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On 2001-04-13 14:33, Blackjack wrote:
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On 2001-04-12 18:43, NeilCasper wrote:
My favorite S&W pistol is the Model 39-2. It is the only S&W centerfire auto that I like.
In REAL S&W's (meaning revolvers), my favorite is the 4" Model 19.
Neil
These are my favorite " Real" S&W`s ... :smile: Love you term BTW>>

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I like my model 39-2 very much, fits my hand like a 1911 w/arched MSH. Single action let off is VERY light (pre-lawyer) and the double action is light and mushy. Cost me a whopping $125 in 1981.

My favorite S&W is my 3" model 65 with a set of compact pachmyer grips. That particular gun is the perfect all around revolver. IMHO. Best.........Mike
 

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Blackjack,
What a pair!
I think the 3.5" 27 is about the most agressive looking revolver in the world.
My friend Wayne F. shoots one in IDPA.
My problem is with my hands. I just can't seem to control an N-frame in rapid double action fire. So I stay with the K- and L-frames.
How do they shoot for you?
Neil

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Neil

They both are capable of better accuracy then my old eyes can produce, the weight being the key to re-acquiring the target in rapid fire.

As an aside I just received my Mod 19 back from S&W, was getting light primer strikes, had it tuned & tightened up and red ramp front & white outline rear sights installed.

Total time was 3 weeks and very reasonable price.
 

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Only have one Smith auto. It's a 5906 9mm. Don't really care for 9mm compared to the 45 acp, but this chunky little Smith has never failed. EVER! Always has been totally reliable.
 

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Gotta say my 945 is the fave centerfire. Have both full size and the commander size. Have an extra full size NIB unfired just because. The 945's really are an exceptional value.

Now in rimfire a mod 41 is tough to beat. Cried when I wrote the check and haven't thought about it since. Have both a 5" and 7" barrel. That thing goes to the range with me a lot, and is responsible for much improvement in my shooting (cheap training in the basics - front sight, squeeze, stay on target, no flinch).

Revolvers: can't pick - lots of good ones.

the worst: my model 410. Gaaaak. Always goes bang. DA pull is OK, but ergonomics stink and the sight picture is atrocious. Bought it as an instruction gun for my kids as it was cheap. Figured they could learn on this one (after a .22) and then move on to something decent. This gun would probably ruin them. Awful.

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627 PC. 8 rounds of .357 Mag and balanced so well it feels much lighter than it really is. One of the three most accurate guns I own and it's sure easy on the eyes. Wondering if it would look even better with a pair of ivory grips.
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On 2001-04-16 00:12, NeilCasper wrote:
Blackjack,
Is the picture at the beginning of this thread of a Model 39 no dash?
Neil
It is an Early 39, no dash. Alloy Frame & Steel Slide, probably late 1950`s early `60`s.

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