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Old 12-21-2010, 06:14 AM
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Default S&W Model 411 (40 cal)

Does anyone know anything about a model 411. I have a guy wanting to trade me his model 411 for a gun I have for sale. I don't know anything about that model. Anything you can suggest about the model 411, would be helpful.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:36 AM
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The 411, as well as the 915 (9mm), was one of the of the early value line pistols based off of the 3rd gen semi-autos. The big differences on the early value line pistols was that they shipped with 1 magazine, instead of two, only had a right handed safety, and had fixed sights. The early value line pistols have the advantage of not having the wierd plastic sight that the later 410 and 910 had. You really can't go wrong with the 411, as long as the trade is a pistol you are willing to part with, I would do the trade.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:32 AM
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I will add they are reliable, accurate and the feel good in the hand. The 411/915 is a value line gun but still has LOTS to offer.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:36 AM
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I have one I received as a Christmas gift several years ago. I like its compact size but the recoil is a bit snappy. Never a jam or issue during my use.
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:01 AM
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Default Excellant gun

I added night sights to mine. My favorite 4" 40. In good shape, it is about a $350 to $400 gun. Great value.
PS About forgot, it is an alloy frame, so very light weight. Basically a value version of the 4003.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:41 PM
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Default Special Two-Tone 411

I've got a 411 marked "Special", it's Two-Tone and it's a great firearm.
I chose it over a 410, it looked like it it was built better.

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Old 12-23-2010, 03:35 AM
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Default Great gun


I bought my 411 new way back when S&W introduced the value line. As others have said, it was built to a price point. With that said, I have not had any issues with this weapon and have shot it at least twice a month since I bought it. Despite the amount of use (I've lost count of the rounds) the weapon looks the same as it did when I brought it home. The weapon does feel pretty snappy with factory loads, but is more accurate than I I have seen excellent condition 410s and 411s sell for about $400 in Northern California.

Value in relation to the gun you are selling is relative to how much you are asking and how badly you want the 411. Good luck!
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