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Looking for one of the best 9mms ever built?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by bac1023, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. bac1023

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    ...get one while you can.

    S&W stopped building them and prices will just continue to rise. There weren't that many produced in the first place. I will state that it is, without question, one of the most beautiful and one of the most capable 9mms ever built.

    I would put it up against any handgun at any price in terms of accuracy and overall build quality. Its really that good. :cool:


    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=327019998

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=327314571

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=327020504


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  2. eb07

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    If it isn't a G17 or a BHP then it is not one of the best.
     


  3. countrygun

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    you very funny person.
     
  4. pretty ignorant statement there
     
  5. Bac, those are cool smiths. ive read about them, but never had the opportunity to shoot one.
     
  6. Goat 36

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    Always wanted to fire one of the Smith 900 series 9mm's.

    Bet they handle like a dream.

    Very low recoil/muzzle rise? Great accuracy?
     
  7. bac1023

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    I'm going to play this off as a really goofy attempt at humor.

    The Browning Hi Power is actually my favorite 9mm of all time and I own quite a few, but it won't hold a candle to a 952 when it comes to accuracy. The old Belgian Hi-Powers were quality pistols, no doubt, but certainly don't have the level of hand fitting and precision machining of the 952. Its not even close.

    Have you ever even handled a 952? :dunno:
     
  8. FLIPPER 348

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  9. eb07

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    There is a reason it is accurate. It was billed as the most accurate. It was built specifically as a competition pistol. A target gun. Great for paper punching. To each his own I guess.
     
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  10. Scrappy

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    The Sig P226 is the most accurate 9 mm I have shot
     
  11. bac1023

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    I think its the best auto Smith ever built, period.

    Its not the best combat auto or the best carry auto Smith ever built, but from an accuracy/quality/refinement standpoint, I think it is.

    Granted, the 52 is awesome and is the gun that the 952 is based on, but its strictly a Bullseye gun. Its chambered for 38 special wadcutters. With the 952, S&W took that great platform, added some features, and chambered it in my favorite round. :supergrin:

    I much prefer the blued 952-1 over the stainless -2 model. The -1 was only built the first year, I believe (2003).
     
  12. bac1023

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    Its a target gun for sure.

    I guess I should have clarified. When I said "best", I meant highest quality and most accurate. In those terms, I feel the 952 is one of the best.
     
  13. bac1023

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    I own a P7M8 and its certainly a great pistol. Its a bit different than a 952 though.
     
  14. SJ 40

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    The only other 9mm I own besides a G 19 is a Hi Power but that's just me. SJ 40
     
  15. ctfireman

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    This dude is funny.:rofl:
     
  16. ctfireman

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    Bac you should grab that stainless one & have one of each!
     
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  18. Short Cut

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    The factory single action trigger on the 952 is superb. The Briley bushing is pretty cool too. While it was designed to be accurate I like that the looks are classic, not like some Hammerli bullseye pistol.

    I was pleasantly surprised how the prices have increased, but I guess it has been 10 years since I paid a grand for this Performance Center gun. I got it and PC 629 Stealth Hunter the same day.

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  19. Short Cut

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  20. Short Cut

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    iirc that was the first incarnation of the 952, which was inspired by the 52. The no dash didn't have the grip safety of the -1 and later.