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Adam25
10-09-2011, 12:59 PM
Im about to buy a S&W 908 used through a ppt. I have looked around online and only found a few reviews. Anybody have experience with this pistol? Im looking to pick up an extra 9mm for my gf to shoot and another toy for myself. The guy is asking 350, has night sights and aftermarket wood grips, which i would switch to rubber hogue grips anyways. Cheers, Adam

Tripper
10-09-2011, 1:01 PM
i'd buy it for 350, my wife really likes that model

loosewreck
10-09-2011, 1:56 PM
My buddy had one for years as his CCW in Nevada, he treated it like a Glock, I don't think he cleaned it very often if ever, but it ran flawlessly with 115gr reloads from the range. Accuracy was pretty good too, and for us comfortable to shoot.

Overall, I guess to most folks, there's nothing super amazing about them. I was personally impressed by its reliability and wouldn't mind picking one up one day for around $300 as Tripper wrote above.

YMMV

Adam25
10-09-2011, 2:20 PM
I just cant decide between the 908 or a brand new ruger p95 which will be about 370 out the door.

loosewreck
10-09-2011, 2:27 PM
If it means anything, that friend I wrote about, just replaced the 908 as his EDC with a Ruger LC9 last week. However, it was more due to size than.

If I had to choose between a new Ruger and an older Smith, I'd pick the Smith, that is, if it was in great condition. But that's just my opinion.

Adam25
10-09-2011, 3:00 PM
i always liked all metal guns over synthetic

all torque
10-09-2011, 3:03 PM
I had one, it was my first handgun. I got it almost brand new from a friend for $200 in 06. I fired many rounds through it and never had a single hicup. I sold it last year for $350 to my boss to help me finance my new XD9. I'm glad I got my XD but I regret selling my 908. I recommend this gun to anyone who is looking to get one.

BigBoyPinoy
10-09-2011, 3:05 PM
Well the 908 is a 3rd generation SW based off of the SW3913 which is considered by some the one of the best if not the best 3rd gen smith auto ever made. Only difference is from what I've read is the 908 was the budget version with plastic guide rod and sights.

The SW908 is a single stack 8rnd compact and the P95 is a double stack 15rnd with polymer frame.

Love my 3913NL and loved my P95DC but still have the SW but may have to buy another P95 or better yet the P94 to make use of my old 15rd mags ;)

Adam25
10-09-2011, 3:10 PM
i think im going to buy the smith tomorrow, and the p95 and just dros the smith first then wait the 30 days on the ruger

BigBoyPinoy
10-09-2011, 3:13 PM
i think im going to buy the smith tomorrow, and the p95 and just dros the smith first then wait the 30 days on the ruger

No need to wait the 30 days to buy the Ruger if the 908 is a PPT and you haven't bought a handgun from a FFL within the last 30 days ;)

Adam25
10-09-2011, 3:15 PM
well i bought a 30.06 and the pick up date is 10/10 there wont be an issue when i buy the p95 from a dealer right? I don't think a long gun interferes with pistols

BigBoyPinoy
10-09-2011, 3:17 PM
well i bought a 30.06 and the pick up date is 10/10 there wont be an issue when i buy the p95 from a dealer right? I don't think a long gun interferes with pistols

Nope won't interfere with pistol purchase

Adam25
10-09-2011, 4:06 PM
Fantastic, thank you very much guys

Alarm Guy
10-09-2011, 8:18 PM
I had a 908 and sold it:facepalm:. wish I still had it. Been looking for another. I really liked the size.

Oldnoob
10-09-2011, 8:24 PM
As above posts had mentioned. 908 is S&W's late 3rd gen "Value Line". With all the 3rd gen S&W update but with budge cutting parts as well.

My 910 came with plastic guide rod, firing pin safety lever and ejector. I believe 908 has the same or similar plastic parts. The good news is, you can use regular 3rd gen steel parts to swap out your plastic parts.

Which is why my 910 has no plastic internal parts. :43:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/My%20gun/SW910.jpg

Oldnoob
10-09-2011, 8:28 PM
Ok, I forget my sight and the magazine release button are still plastic. But I don't see anything wrong with the sight and can't do anything to the mag release (one of few you can't swap with a 3rd gen S&W part).

all torque
10-10-2011, 8:52 AM
Plastic parts or not its still a good gun and I regret selling it.:facepalm:

InGrAM
10-10-2011, 10:01 AM
Buy the 908, it is a great CC gun.

Adam25
10-10-2011, 6:23 PM
ok ended up buying a stainless 357 mag taurus 6 shot 4in barrel for 325 from the guy. Also buying the ruger p95 this week. I'll prob end up buying the Smith 908 in a few weeks if he still has it. Always wanted a full size 357 because it's so versatile.

bwiese
10-10-2011, 9:15 PM
I have a related S&W 915 (double stack). Works great.

Gonna put adjustable sights on it.

I also have a 5906 as well (and a 1006 and two 4506s....)

Love those 3rd gen S&W autos.

Adam25
10-11-2011, 4:47 PM
ya, i love the all metal guns, my buddy has a 4006 and gives me crap for liking 9mm over .40 and he cant even hit paper 15 yds away...does the 908 have any feed issues?

all torque
10-11-2011, 7:43 PM
I never had an issue feeding any type or brand of round.

Adam25
10-11-2011, 9:30 PM
I never had an issue feeding any type or brand of round.

awesome, thanks