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Spades of Columbia 02-29-2012 07:47 PM

Just ordered a pps-43c for myself...and got one for the store as well. Should be a lot of fun with 4-35rd mags to play with and will make a nice companion for my Zastava M57! I just cant wait for it so im selling my Colt Detective Special 3rd generation to get it faster...ohhh well i dont need another conceal gun anyway.

predator20 03-01-2012 03:19 AM

Finished my retro Carbine this evening. It basically looks like below.
http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/4/4c/ColtM653.jpg

I was originally going to do an XM177E2, but going to wait until the pencil barrel on order comes in to get chopped and flashhider pinned.

http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/b/b8/ColtM177E2.jpg

predator20 03-05-2012 11:22 PM

Vid on the two retros. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SifIO5TJXoQ

predator20 03-07-2012 08:24 PM

I tried S&Wshooter, I tried. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=275911040 I don't like bidding against someone with no feedback. The seller also didn't have a fixed shipping price listed. So he very well could have added $10 to $15 over the actual shipping cost. Besides there's a gun show this weekend, might find something there.

S&Wshooter 03-07-2012 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by predator20 (Post 34413)
I tried S&Wshooter, I tried. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=275911040 I don't like bidding against someone with no feedback. The seller also didn't have a fixed shipping price listed. So he very well could have added $10 to $15 over the actual shipping cost. Besides there's a gun show this weekend, might find something there.

$323? I'd definitely have paid that much if I wouldn't have had to bid against someone. I'd probably end up paying something in the area of $450 of I ever found one at a gunshop anyways

S&Wshooter 03-07-2012 09:37 PM

If you still want a older doublestack S&W, Predator, there are a bunch of Model 59's on gunbroker for relatively low prices

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=276075012
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=276042188
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=276076155

Yournamehere 03-07-2012 10:38 PM

I've read about reliability issues with the 59 in a magazine and a handful of stories here and there, and the sights on later models are better. You're better off with a 2nd or 3rd gen model.

And if you should be apologizing to anyone about mugging up a bid on a S&W pistol, it should be me. I can say with a decent amount of confidence that I'm more of an aficionado on their guns than S&Wshooter. That was a good price for it too even after fees, though it only has one original mag and one 5906 mag, which I personally would have pitched anyway. There'll be others for sure though so don't worry too much about it.

predator20 03-07-2012 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by S&Wshooter (Post 34414)
$323? I'd definitely have paid that much if I wouldn't have had to bid against someone. I'd probably end up paying something in the area of $450 of I ever found one at a gunshop anyways

If I knew what the exact shipping was going to be, I would have maybe tried to bid up a little more. Then I would have known my exact final cost. There's also no telling where the other guys limit was either. He loved for it to get down to 5 mins left then outbid me and the 15 min. count would start again.

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Originally Posted by S&Wshooter (Post 34415)
If you still want a older doublestack S&W, Predator, there are a bunch of Model 59's on gunbroker for relatively low prices

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=276075012
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=276042188
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=276076155

I prefer the stainless in that series. Probably because of The Hidden and Reservoir Dogs.

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Originally Posted by Yournamehere (Post 34416)
I've read about reliability issues with the 59 in a magazine and a handful of stories here and there, and the sights on later models are better. You're better off with a 2nd or 3rd gen model.

And if you should be apologizing to anyone about mugging up a bid on a S&W pistol, it should be me. I can say with a decent amount of confidence that I'm more of an aficionado on their guns than S&Wshooter. That was a good price for it too even after fees, though it only has one original mag and one 5906 mag, which I personally would have pitched anyway. There'll be others for sure though so don't worry too much about it.

Well his name is S&Wshooter. I didn't think you were that much of a fan of them. While there's plenty of 5906's on GB, I prefer the looks of the 659. There will be others as you said. I'm currently watching a pre-lock 686-1 w/ 2.5" barrel, I would get more carry use out of it, but it's about double the cost of the 659. I'm just going to save my pennies for the gunshow.

Yournamehere 03-07-2012 11:14 PM

I still have a beautiful Model 19, and I owned a 5906 for a couple years and loved every bit of it and in owning the 5906 I took a lot of time to research the different model numbers and variations. S&W automatics are among my favorite pistols because of that. One of my biggest contributions to the site is correcting S&W Auto and revolver misidentifications as well, since they're so often misidentified.

If you don't plan on carrying it, I'd say go with the 659 because it's easier to remove the grips if you want to clean under them, there's no firing pin block in them that I know of and a half cock notch in place if you want to have a lighter DA pull, and the triggers on them are just as good as their revolvers in both DA and SA mode, something that cannot be said for any 3rd gen pistol. The stainless steel is polished too and has a fancier look about it.

Just as well with the 686, you can find a Model 66 at a lower price in decent condition on GB and it'll serve you just as well while being lighter and having more of that classic aesthetic if you like that.

predator20 03-07-2012 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Yournamehere (Post 34418)
I still have a beautiful Model 19, and I owned a 5906 for a couple years and loved every bit of it and in owning the 5906 I took a lot of time to research the different model numbers and variations. S&W automatics are among my favorite pistols because of that. One of my biggest contributions to the site is correcting S&W Auto and revolver misidentifications as well, since they're so often misidentified.

If you don't plan on carrying it, I'd say go with the 659 because it's easier to remove the grips if you want to clean under them, there's no firing pin block in them that I know of and a half cock notch in place if you want to have a lighter DA pull, and the triggers on them are just as good as their revolvers in both DA and SA mode, something that cannot be said for any 3rd gen pistol. The stainless steel is polished too and has a fancier look about it.
Just as well with the 686, you can find a Model 66 at a lower price in decent condition on GB and it'll serve you just as well while being lighter and having more of that classic aesthetic if you like that.

That's main reason why I like them over the 5906.

I've looked at the Model 66 snub too. They are a good choice also, but sometimes the sellers can be proud of them too.


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