S&W 5943 SSV: A retro-review

S&W 5943 SSV: A retro-review

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    S&W 5943 SSV: A retro-review

    Here's a review of the pistol I carried on duty for 10 years. I hope you like it!

    Howard


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    Thanks for the review. I always liked those S&W's!
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    Bet that one felt especially familiar when putting it through it's paces.

    Your videos are always appreciated.
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    Thanks guys! I enjoyed this one all the way around.

    Howard

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    I enjoyed your thorough review of the S&W Model 5943 SSV. I learned a few things about that model and I'm a big fan of the DAO S&W Gen3 semi-autos.

    Coincidentally, I almost bid on a 5943 SSV around the end of January or the first part of February. The gun was being offered by a seller in Wisconsin and mislabeled as a factory-new 5947 SSV with a start bid price over the original MSRP ($690). I'm leery of auction listings that are mislabeled so I passed.

    It must be a joy to be reunited with a firearm you carried for years and trust to be beyond reliable. Happy shooting!

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    That's a beautiful and rare 5943. Thanks for sharing!

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    That S&W 5900 series was great. I wish they hadn't stopped making them. I'm also surprised someone hasn't come out with knock-offs. There have been knock offs of the Beretta 92, the Sig P226, the Glock, the CZ 75 and of course the 1911. I have always thought those S&Ws would at least get a knock-off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by URIT View Post
    I enjoyed your thorough review of the S&W Model 5943 SSV. I learned a few things about that model and I'm a big fan of the DAO S&W Gen3 semi-autos.

    Coincidentally, I almost bid on a 5943 SSV around the end of January or the first part of February. The gun was being offered by a seller in Wisconsin and mislabeled as a factory-new 5947 SSV with a start bid price over the original MSRP ($690). I'm leery of auction listings that are mislabeled so I passed.

    It must be a joy to be reunited with a firearm you carried for years and trust to be beyond reliable. Happy shooting!

    I'm now a subscriber to your channel.
    You were looking at my pistol! It was, in fact, mislabeled as a 5947. I knew what it was when I saw it, and I was able to enlarge the photos enough to confirm it was a 5943 SSV. THANK YOU FOR NOT BUYING IT!

    Howard

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    Enjoyed the video Howard, particularly when that young hotshot showed up! He looked vaguely familiar. Looking forward to seeing you put some rounds downrange with the new old pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Man View Post
    Enjoyed the video Howard, particularly when that young hotshot showed up! He looked vaguely familiar. Looking forward to seeing you put some rounds downrange with the new old pistol.
    Thank you! That video should be up Wednesday morning.

    Howard

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    Here you all go! This one goes live at 0800 (EDT) on Wednesday!

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    Back to the top - Part 2 is now live!

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    Enjoyed the review Howard. I am not a firearm collector,but I could still see how hard it would be actually fire a gun like that one after all these years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSides01 View Post
    Enjoyed the review Howard. I am not a firearm collector,but I could still see how hard it would be actually fire a gun like that one after all these years.
    Thank you! I gave it a bit of thought, but I decided that it was built to be used.

    Howard

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    I carried a Mdl 59 for a while back in '87 and a 5946TSW in 2005/6 ..... on a scale of 1-10 for the 59 I'd give it a 6. For the dao auto's I'd give the trigger an 8.
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