Chance to get S&W 5903 Stainless Steel 9MM. Yes or No?

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    Chance to get S&W 5903 Stainless Steel 9MM. Yes or No?

    Hi All-

    I have a chance to get a S&W 5903 9mm from a friend, at what will probably be a good price, somewhere in the neighborhood of $200-$250.

    Does anyone have experience with this model? Anything I should be looking for? He is the original owner, and the gun was seldom used. Although I already have a CZ-75 9mm, I thought this would be a nice addition to my collection. Any thoughts are welcome!
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    Get it.. I think the 5903 has an alloy frame. I've owned several 3rd generation Smiths over the years and have had good luck with them.

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    Depends...do you like using moon clips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Depends...do you like using moon clips?
    Aren't moon clips for revolvers?
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    I'd buy it.

    Getting any extra mags with it?
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    good price....
    really good price for a smith.
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    Aside from thier newer M&P's, the 3rd generation Smith's are probably the best auto's they've made. +1 for artz, that's a good price for one in good shape.

    Moon clips are for wheel guns, maybe he was confused on the model #, I think the S&W Model 547 Revolver was 9mm, but it didn't require moon clips. I actually can't think of any S&W 9mm wheel guns other than that one, but they might be some.

    Some S&W .45acp and 10mm wheelguns use moon clips though.

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    I just bought a 5903 about a month ago for $300 and felt it was a good price. 3rd generation S&W's are top quality. BTW the 5903 is an alloy frame; the 5906 is the stainless steel frame. The 5906 is indestructible, but it is a HEAVY beast.
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    get it!!! i would.
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    Excellent deal, get it and don't look back.
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    Get it, shoot it, love it. Regards 18DAI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Depends...do you like using moon clips?


    No, moon clips are for revolvers.

    This is an auto-pistol.

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    I really like these guns. The Police trade ins were going for more than $250. Great gun.

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    Thanks all for your advice. Looks like this one's in my future.
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