Me too. Pgg has gotten me for several guns now. At least this purchase won't sting my wallet as badly as the Stacatto P he forced me to buy!
Good to hear from you bro! And I am always in awe of your knowledge about firearms. Especially the older metal framed Smiths. I always appreciate the history lesson my friend.Nice. Congrats. The -2's are the best of the bunch (the latest revisions). They did offer some -3's, I was told, but they were late-production guns made for LAPD officers to buy. Dunno what the -3 models involved, unless it indicated they weren't older 3rd gen guns, but were simply 4516's made to the TSW specs (even though they weren't marked TSW's). That would've been nice, since they never made an all-stainless version of the 4513TSW. In the 4516 ... 45=caliber; 1=compact; 6=stainless frame. The "3" in the 4513TSW model number indicated an aluminum frame. A 4516TSW would've been a very, very nice option. (Ditto a 3916TSW, meaning an all-stainless '3913' made to TSW specs, which was always something I wished they'd made. Dammit.)
I was told that the last of the production 5946's made for NYPD were actually produced to TSW (tighter) specs and machining tolerances, although not marked as TSW's. Someone from the factory told me it was simply easier for production needs to make them to TSW specs, rather than program the CNC machines to the older 3rd gen specs, and it gave their agency customer better guns than the old 3rd gens. Never handled one, myself.
Hell, you attend enough armorer and instructor classes, and wake up long enough now and then during them, and you're bound to remember something you were told ...Good to hear from you bro! And I am always in awe of your knowledge about firearms. Especially the older metal framed Smiths. I always appreciate the history lesson my friend.
Sold my 4506 years ago. Regret the hell out of it and hate these these threads. Nice pu btw.
Congrats on the new piece. They don't make 'em like they used to.