Picked up a used Model 915

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Forum' started by chloeshooter, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    Saw this at the LGS today while looking for a 9mm carry that I don't care if it takes a beating. Decided it needed to go home with me. After taking her down, I was able to see this has not been shot much at all. Next to no wear and tear on this....think I got lucky!

    I have seen reviews that say the Model 915's are anywhere from great to good. Dependable and durable is what I was after so glad to have found this piece

    Anybody else have experience with these?
     

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  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Just a no frills 5904. Lacks the ambi safety and the sights were plastic. Solid performers none the less.
     

  3. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    Think you have this confused with the 910. Sights are metal
     
  4. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Interesting piece. Congrats.
     
  5. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    First range trip today. Operates flawlessly and has a great trigger reset a well.

    There are no markings on the rear sights and I am not quite used to that, but grouping seems to be decent for what this gun is for (carry). Target is 7 yards not timed
     

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  6. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    Rear sights
     

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  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The early ones had metal sights. Most of the later ones were plastic. People frequently changed them out. I installed night sights on many a 5906 and used the take off sights to upgrade several 910s and 915s
     
  8. chloeshooter

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    It seems like a great platform. The 915s were only made in 1993 and 1994 then they went to the 910 using a lot of plastic and a 10 rd magazine due to the AWB.

    I am either going to change out the rear sight or more than likely paint it. Its a carry gun so as it is plenty accurate for that purpose

    I'd like to get a nickel plated 53xx model at some point
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I'll have to do some digging. I may have a few sets of 5900 series fixed 3 dot factory sights if you are interested
     
  10. nitestalker

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    It has the old original design used in the S&W Mdl. 39. S&W simply up dated the Walther P-38 9MM DA pistol. Both were honorable parents.;)
     
  11. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    yes I am interested, please message me if you are able to find them I'd like to hear more
     
  12. chloeshooter

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    Here she is with Hogue rubber grips installed. Very nice feel, but would not recommend if you have small hands as these grips add approx. 1/8" to the width on each side. These definitely give the gun a much more solid feel
     

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