I have a thread titled "New to me........457". In it I mention the price and the accuracy of the 457. I paid $450 for mine (deep South Texas) it is blue and black. It is an excellent weapon.
It has replaced my Glock 26......yeah I know
They (457's) love 185 grn Silver Tips and 185 grn Semi wad cutters (lead). I am a reloader so fine tuning what this pistol likes is a priority.
What is not to like in this model 457 from Smith........
1. Its thin.
2. It decocks.
3. It has a manual safety.
4. It has a magazine disconnect....nice feature to have after shooting glocks for a VERY LONG time.
5. Its a .45.........
6. Its light in weight.
7. Its a Smith and Wesson......AMERICAN MADE.
8. Its sights just line up naturally with the eye.
Enjoy it when you get it. Oh yeah, blued or stainless you will like either one.......I promise.