3rd Generation Smith & Wesson semi-auto pistols

Gator MonroeGator Monroe BannedPosts: 655 Senior Member
Anyone collect or carry them especially the 45 caliber models ?

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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,366 Senior Member
    My only S&W semi and I do carry it.
    I may have some S&W revolvers kicking around though.

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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,481 Senior Member
    I had a S&W 645, and it was very accurate and dependable, it had a horrid trigger, which a friend worked on until I was satisfied.
    They are working pistols, not collectors IMHO.
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  • Gator MonroeGator Monroe Banned Posts: 655 Senior Member
    4054 4013 & 5924 are notable collector models ,I'm sure a few 45 Pistols are in Collector realms
  • Gator MonroeGator Monroe Banned Posts: 655 Senior Member
    One of Vic Mackey (The Shield) Sonny Crockett (Miami Vice) or Denzel 4506 Movie Guns would be cool to collect
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,643 Senior Member
    I had a 4506 and traded it due to inaccuracy.
  • HogginHoggin Member Posts: 413 Member
    I have almost every model of the smith metal autos.
    They shoot fantastic. Triggers can be made very light with them.
    That use to be a big part of my gunsmith business.
    :applause:

    Love doing the "impossible" with a handgun!
  • Gator MonroeGator Monroe Banned Posts: 655 Senior Member
    Hoggin wrote: »
    I have almost every model of the smith metal autos.
    They shoot fantastic. Triggers can be made very light with them.
    That use to be a big part of my gunsmith business.

    You hang onto any special ones ???
  • HogginHoggin Member Posts: 413 Member
    The 1076 is my #1
    :applause:

    Love doing the "impossible" with a handgun!
  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 985 Senior Member
    In their 3rd gen models, I have a 457 that I used to carry occasionally, a 1006, a 4006 and a CS9 that I'm fond of and a second gen 669 and 645. Nice pistols that are excellent for carry especially for those that enjoy a double action, reliable semi. Prices are rising on a steady basis for these handguns.
    Have been searching for a reasonably priced 1046, for a while.
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  • MarvinMarvin Member Posts: 121 Member
    I have a 4576 that I carried on duty for a few years. Haven't shot it in many years. Not my favorite, but never had an issue with it.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,866 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    My only S&W semi and I do carry it.
    I may have some S&W revolvers kicking around though.

    IMG_0710.jpg

    Yeah Bro, you've been known to have possessed a couple...
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,866 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Yeah Bro, you've been known to have possessed a couple...

    The only S&W Semi auto Pistol I've ever had is my present carry gun, a model 469. It was built to compete for an Air Force Pilot's survival pistol, but the Air Force chose a different make and model. It's reasonably accurate and it fits my big hand well. I like it for a carry pistol. However it's not a 45, just a 9mm. but it holds 12 rounds in the magazine which is nice.
    This is it on the right of the triangle:

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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,435 Senior Member
    Wife's first pistol was a 3913 Tactical but she couldn't hit the side of a barn with it. Not the pistols fault, it was a very nice gun that she fell in love with but just did not fit her. We traded it for a Kimber UltraCarry and she's never looked back.
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  • Gator MonroeGator Monroe Banned Posts: 655 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Wife's first pistol was a 3913 Tactical but she couldn't hit the side of a barn with it. Not the pistols fault, it was a very nice gun that she fell in love with but just did not fit her. We traded it for a Kimber UltraCarry and she's never looked back.

    Some Women and .45acp get along so well ...
  • john.41john.41 Member Posts: 301 Member
    I like 'em and carry 'em, none in .45 though, .45 is for Colts.
    Mine are single stack nines, 3913NL, 3913, CS9 and a 908S, it all started with a first gen 39.
    3rd gens seem to be getting a little respect price wise lately after S&W discontinued supporting them.
    I'm old fashioned, still don't own a plastic fantastic!
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,064 Senior Member
    Not a huge fan of DA/SA guns, also really don't like the safety/decocker being on the slide.

    HOWEVER.....I've been lusting after both a 4506 and a Performance Center 5906 for as long as I can remember. Don't know what it is about those guns, but I really, REALLY want them.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,631 Senior Member
    Good solid pistols. The 39 is on the bucket list, if I find a nice 59...that will be acquired as well. Had a 645 I swear would digest square bullets, but the sights needed work and it went into trade status.
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  • Gator MonroeGator Monroe Banned Posts: 655 Senior Member
    john.41 wrote: »
    I like 'em and carry 'em, none in .45 though, .45 is for Colts.
    Mine are single stack nines, 3913NL, 3913, CS9 and a 908S, it all started with a first gen 39.
    3rd gens seem to be getting a little respect price wise lately after S&W discontinued supporting them.
    I'm old fashioned, still don't own a plastic fantastic![/QUOTE The Wonder Nines !
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,426 Senior Member
    Tugar wrote: »
    Good solid pistols. The 39 is on the bucket list, if I find a nice 59...that will be acquired as well. Had a 645 I swear would digest square bullets, but the sights needed work and it went into trade status.

    I've got a 39, it's been Cerakoated. Aluminum frame, of course, single stack magazine. An honest, early pistol, later overtaken by double-stack pistols of various types. I don't have much in the pistol, and enjoy it for what it is.
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,481 Senior Member
    Tugar wrote: »
    Good solid pistols. The 39 is on the bucket list, if I find a nice 59...that will be acquired as well. Had a 645 I swear would digest square bullets, but the sights needed work and it went into trade status.

    That was what I liked most about the 645, the rear site problem was solved early on by a S&W armorer in about a minute and a half it seemed to me, had an extractor fail shooting some WWll steel cased ammo, as I was picking up the repaired pistol, Steven Segal walked in.

    What I liked about the 645 in order:
    Stainless steel slide & frame, low maintenance.
    Very rugged dependable magazines, easy to disassemble & reassemble.
    Easy to see / adjust sights matt finish slide rib.
    Linkless / bushingless barrel.
    Very accurate, easy to control, even in rapid fire.
    AK 47 reliability and able to digest the crappiest of ammo.

    What I didn't like:
    Too big & heavy, not really concealable, although I was not concerned with this.
    Trigger pull too heavy, crunchy, had a gunsmith friend remedy that .
    Too shiny in parts not matt finished.
    Main spring housing made of crap non metal.
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