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Old 02-10-2014, 13:18   #61
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Very nice!

I had a model 5926, a police trade in from AZ, and I really liked to plink with it, but I considered it just too darn heavy for carry.

Wanted something new and different, so I ended up selling it. Kind of wish I hadn't.

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Old 02-11-2014, 11:46   #62
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Congrats! I love steel frames smiths, and steel framed guns for that matter. They just feel "right". My 5906 was a police trade in Aim was selling a while back. Incredibly pleasant to shoot and like other steel s&w's, built like a freakin tank. Enjoy shooting that bad boy!
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:53   #63
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You've got lots of high end guns, but to me the Gen 3 Smith's and the pretty blued revolvers are the pieces in your collection that I envy the most.
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Old 02-11-2014, 16:08   #64
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You've got lots of high end guns, but to me the Gen 3 Smith's and the pretty blued revolvers are the pieces in your collection that I envy the most.
That's cool

...glad you like them.
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Old 02-11-2014, 16:25   #65
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But let's be honest... your entire collection is amazing. The 1911s are unreal. Sorry if I'm going on and on.
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Old 02-11-2014, 16:36   #66
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nice find. the only model i ever cared for in that series is the pc 945 !

BAC, im sure you have one of those right?
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Old 02-11-2014, 17:24   #67
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nice find. the only model i ever cared for in that series is the pc 945 !

BAC, im sure you have one of those right?

Certainly, though I'm not so sure I'd consider the 945 part of the series...


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The 945 is a good pistol, but I prefer the more more rare PC845...


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Old 02-11-2014, 17:25   #68
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But let's be honest... your entire collection is amazing. The 1911s are unreal. Sorry if I'm going on and on.
Thanks for the kind words
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Old 02-11-2014, 18:02   #69
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So that's what those things looked like new. All the ones I've ever seen in pawn shops around here have been downright butt ugly. Built like tanks, though, I guess. Great find, BAC.
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Old 02-11-2014, 19:54   #70
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oops double post! didn't realize you started this thread in december
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:53   #71
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So that's what those things looked like new. All the ones I've ever seen in pawn shops around here have been downright butt ugly. Built like tanks, though, I guess. Great find, BAC.
Thanks

Yeah, most of them have seen some hard use over the last 20 years...
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Old 02-12-2014, 21:04   #72
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Those are some beautiful pistols! I just recently came to own my first "old" Smith auto and I immediately fell in love. I picked up this 915 in trade and am really impressed. I've heard the value line started to deteriorate when the 910 came out, but the 915 was essentially the same pistol with an alloy frame and carbon slide.

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I liked it so much I had to pick up this 469 when I saw it in a shop. Please forgive the terrible picture quality:

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Old 02-12-2014, 21:10   #73
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I picked up this 915 in trade and am really impressed. I've heard the value line started to deteriorate when the 910 came out, but the 915 was essentially the same pistol with an alloy frame and carbon slide.
Dusty, the 915 and 910 were identical pistols. The only difference was that the name was changed to 910 after the 10 round mag limit was imposed in the mid 1990's.
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Old 02-12-2014, 21:27   #74
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Actually, they are quite different. The 910 had a few minor, but significant, changes.

Notice the slide profile. The 915 is rounded like other 3rd generation pistols but the 910 began the squared profile as seen on the other value line pistols:

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As you can see the frame also has less machining on the dust cover and a bare front strap.

Here you can see they deleted the locking lug on the barrel, and didn't machine the entire length of the slide's rails.

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A 915 slide can fit on a 910 frame but not the other way. The 910 also began using polymer components; the guide rod, mag catch, sights, and I believe disconnector are polymer on the 910 but all metal on the 915. The hammers are also different, but interchangeable.

They are similar, but quite different. The 915 is much closer to the 59XX series while the 910 is a far cry from the rest.
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Old 02-12-2014, 22:00   #75
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Dusty, I shouldn't have used the word identical. I was saying they were both aluminum. I thought you were implying that one had a steel frame.

The 910 did use some cheaper parts. Quite frankly, the 910 was junk. I don't care for either of them, to be honest.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:48   #76
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Fair enough. A lot of people think the 910 and 915 are the same pistols when they are not. They are definitely not everyone's cup of tea. Here's my other pistol, a 469:

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Old 02-13-2014, 10:13   #77
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Fair enough. A lot of people think the 910 and 915 are the same pistols when they are not. They are definitely not everyone's cup of tea. Here's my other pistol, a 469:

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Very nice

I like the 469 model and many others quite a bit.

Yeah, Smith cheapened the 915 a little further when they changed the name to 910 during the magazine ban.
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:16   #78
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Are worried about finding replacement parts with these discontinued guns?
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:28   #79
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Are worried about finding replacement parts with these discontinued guns?
Most the guns I own are discontinued, so not really...
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:32   #80
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Are worried about finding replacement parts with these discontinued guns?
I am and considered selling almost all my 2nd and 3rd Generation metal frame S&Ws' and replace them with a few Sigs since parts for Sigs are more available. I'd keep my S$Ws' in 10MM since Sig doesn't make one, but Haven't gotten around to doing it yet. Maybe 3D Printers will provide use with replacement parts in the future.
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