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Anyone here have a opinion on the 457
I bought one about 6 mo. ago and have put about 600 rds of reloads thru it without any problems. During cleaning I noticed that the little spring loaded end of the recoil spring guide seems to be hitting on something and has a groove starting to show on it. It feels like it is made of plastic. Is this normal wear? Any input would be welcome
 
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I have shot the S&W 457 and I really like the pistol. It is a great buy for the money. The pistols I have shot are both reliable and accurate. The only thing these bargains need is a trigger job. Regards, Richard
 

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Our department issued them to plainclothes officers and they worked Ok My only gripe is the plastic parts. I replace the plastic spring guide with a stainless steel version that Smith & Wesson supplied free. I think is was from a TSW compact .45. Also if you have a older model check the magazine catch to see if it is plastic or steel the later production was steel but the older ones were plastic and prone to failure. S&W also supplied this part at no charge. This was about 18 months ago and with the new management I don't know what they will do. However the parts can't be that costly and I beleive they are worth it. I also have my own 457 that I use from time to time it is a great gun.
 
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