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Old 02-27-2020, 10:03 PM
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Default Guns & Ammo 1991 “New” S&Ws Hi-Tech PC

I had bought this magazine a few years ago on an auction sight not knowing what I had then. The common “Smith & Wesson Performance Center” search lead it to me. I saw the hunter and had to have it. It’s been tucked away until I remembered I had it. WOW! The things I didn’t know just a few years ago. Enjoy!

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Old 02-27-2020, 10:06 PM
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Here’s a few more pictures from Guns & Ammo.
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Old 02-27-2020, 10:13 PM
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Default Shooting S&Ws Performance Center Guns

Here’s another article from 1991.
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I had bought this magazine a few years ago on an auction sight not knowing what I had then. The common “Smith & Wesson Performance Center” search lead it to me. I saw the hunter and had to have it. It’s been tucked away until I remembered I had it. WOW! The things I didn’t know just a few years ago. Enjoy!

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How is it possible that someone can forget that they have a gun?

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How is it possible that someone can forget that they have a gun?
No, sorry, I don’t own any of the guns pictures. Just the magazine and the wonderful article about the Performance Center.

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Old 02-27-2020, 11:36 PM
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I bet there is a good chance that I have that issue tucked away in a box! I love this stuff!
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There was a similar write-up in Shooting Times in Apr-1990.

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There was a similar write-up in Shooting Times in Apr-1990.

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It's funny they mention "Indy Car" and "street-legal."

When I first started collecting it was more of the standard S&W models. Then, I started collecting limited standard models. Once I found out about the Performance Center, I needed to sell some of these standard models to buy the PC models. I would use the phase, "I'm selling or trading my Chevys to get Cadillacs."

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I like who the author describes how the the products from PC are created. Bottom left paragraph, post #2, attachment #4.

"The Performance Center gunsmith's are fitting up a precision piece of machinery, they are not modifying or altering parts in order to make things fit."

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How is it possible that someone can forget that they have a gun?
I am 100% certain that I cannot/could not list all of mine without looking.
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I am 100% certain that I cannot/could not list all of mine without looking.
The other day I pulled a beautiful K22 Outdoorsman out of the safe while looking for something else. I wondered where it came from because I did not remember I had bought it. I don't have as many as some of you, and I would be hard pressed to name them all from memory.

No PC guns for me, too much of a traditionalist where my Smith & Wessons are concerned. Thanks to the OP for sharing the article.
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No PC guns for me, too much of a traditionalist where my Smith & Wessons are concerned.
I respect that position, but I would also love to be right there on the scene where you compared your absolute finest Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistols to a couple of my PC guns. I would be interested in your observations in handling them and inspecting them with a detailed eye... and then shooting them.

I'm speaking on the pistol side, not the revolvers.
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I respect that position, but I would also love to be right there on the scene where you compared your absolute finest Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistols to a couple of my PC guns. I would be interested in your observations in handling them and inspecting them with a detailed eye... and then shooting them.



I'm speaking on the pistol side, not the revolvers.
Interestingly, the only Smith & Wesson semis i still have are two 39-2s and a 3913. I had a 645 and sold it, had a 4053 and sold it, had a CS40, and sold it... did not like the trigger on tje 645, and never really warmed up to the 40s....I only shoot one of the 39s, the other is unfired. I like the 39, a lot...the 3913 is nice, but.....i am not crazy about its trigger either. In the end you may be right. Lets meet somewhere and shoot, then you cam see my response...

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Interestingly, the only Smith & Wesson semis i still have are two 39-2s and a 3913. I had a 645 and sold it, had a 4053 and sold it, had a CS40, and sold it... did not like the trigger on tje 645, and never really warmed up to the 40s....I only shoot one of the 39s, the other is unfired. I like the 39, a lot...the 3913 is nice, but.....i am not crazy about its trigger either. In the end you may be right. Lets meet somewhere and shoot, then you cam see my response...

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That would be fantastic! And while I love 39's (I've got three), I think just handling my 3566 Limited or 845 might have you hook, line and sinker!
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I've got 4 Performance Center autos from the 1990s............

two Shorty-9s...............
a DPA 5906 and a...............
SD-9.

I have a number of other 3rd Gen autos... 3913s/14s,915s,5906,4566,6906/04s even two FrankingSmith 6915s .......... they are all good guns.....but the PC guns are in a whole different class.

The FrankenSmith 6915 is my answer to a concealed carry version of the PC SD-9; an all stainless steel 9mm with a 6906 steel frame mated to a 4.25 inch barrel and slide........ the 6915 is a alloy 6906 frame mated to a 4" 915 upper!
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The other day I pulled a beautiful K22 Outdoorsman out of the safe while looking for something else. I wondered where it came from because I did not remember I had bought it.
Hey Robert,
I am glad you posted this. I had a beautiful K22 Outdoorsman that I loaned out a few years ago and couldn't remember who I loaned it to.

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