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Almost picked up a 3rd Gen S&W semi auto today

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I forget all the model #s, but my local shop has had a 15 round, 4" barrelled S&W stainless semi-auto sitting there for a long time. As these guns have been discontinued not too long ago, I kinda want one now.

I was up there comparing the FNP45 to the XD45, and I remembered the gun - It is $100 off, so it's like $430.

Anyway, it has a bit of surface rust on it - Just barely. The salesguy got some flitz and polished the slide up beautifully.

However, there were some spots on teh frame he couldn't get off. If he could have gotten the frame to look as nice as the slide, I was going to buy it. Oh well...

I knew my wife was gonna be upset anyway :x

At the next gunshow I go to, I may look at those, if I can find a NEW one in 9mm. If so, I'll put off the XD45 purchase for a while.
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I had a 669 in the 80's. The frame cracked. I also had a 4006, the barrel also got a crack in it. Both dealers were amazed. Needless to say S&W repaired each - then I traded them in for Sigs.

I would only get on of these S&W Semi-Auto pistols, if I know S&W would take care of these types of issues.

Never had a problem with the revolvers.. I guess it's just bad luck..

BTW - I really loved the 669 which is now the 6069 I believe.. 13+1

ShipWreck said:
They have some new ones for $399. I have been tempted to buy one - but I do not like buying guns thatw ay - and, I admin TX, so I would also have to pay sales tax.
Check out http://www.summitgunbroker.com/ - I never had dealings with Mark, but he came highly recommended by many buyers..
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