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Don't think this one will impress many of you, but I discovered a while back just how fine 3rd Gen S&W autos were and this one has always impressed me, since I held one over at Great Southern. Never could get together with them on the price, though. I sold my little CS9 to another member here and have missed it. Don't own anything but Glocks now, but figured I needed at least one S&W. Earlier this week, another member here advertised a 910 and we tried to get together on it. Unfortunately, we just couldn't get together on the logistics or price. It was a very nice looking piece and I'm glad he was able to sell it to someone else.

Anyways, the 910 stands for 9mm/10 round, which was one drawback that bothered me for a full size double stack. I was looking around over at Bud's yesterday and saw they had a new one listed with 2 15 round mags. Probably an anomoly involved in closing them out for S&W, because you usually had to buy a 915 to get the higher capacity. Additionally, they were selling them NIB for $399. Needless to say, they made up my mind for me. These are from thier value line, but they're derivitives from the excellent 59XX series that have always enjoyed an excellent reputation as being very durable and reliable. I'm excited about picking mine up over at Gold & Guns Monday. I'd love to be able to put this one up in the safe, but I'm sure my friends and I will shoot the crap out of it. I've seen several knowledgeable folks compare these to 1911s they had, as far as quality and accuracy goes. If it shoots half as nice as my little CS9 did, I'm sure I'll be a happy camper.:) Here's a stock photo:
 

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I have a stainless one I'm holding for a friend while he's working in Japan. It's the 910 but he uses the "standard" capacity mags (15 rounds).

I like it. I figure he won't know the difference as long as I clean it before he gets back.
 

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I told your old CS9 that you missed it...it said it missed you too :p

I picked up its' father last week: a 3913NL. You're right about the 3rd Gen. Smiths, they are fine guns. I have four now, and am sure more will follow.

Let's go shoot them someday soon.
 

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Those 3913NLs and the Lady Smiths, for that matter, are fine guns. I'd love to have one someday, although I have to admit I'd prefer a TSW. Been one in my dreams for a while, but they're difficult to locate around here. This one was just a whim and a birthday present to myself, but I think I'm gonna like it. It seems to fit me well.

Funny thing, though, folks buy the CSs and can't wait to put a set of bulldog grips on them. I understand why, because the Hogues are a little sticky for CC, but I've already ordered a set of Hogues for the 910. I found those on the CS to be so comfortable for range shooting that I think they'll be an enhancement for me. Plus, I can put the plastics up for when the time comes to sell it.

If I don't find a 3913 soon, I may just opt for a 908. Similar situation to the 910 in that it's a value line equivelent with a few plastic and MIM parts. If I'm not mistaken, the CS series was the same thing and they seemed to hold up just fine.

I'd like to go shooting with you sometime soon. I've got about a thousand rounds hoarded that are screaming to be shot. I've got to go up to Starkvegas soon to shoot with my son, if he ever gets a day off. Anyways, give me a holler sometime and we'll go bust a few. You can help me break in the 910 and I can introduce it to my old CS9.:)
 

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we'll do it.
 
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