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Old 01-16-2011, 07:23 PM
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I have never owned a S&W semi-auto pistol. I have always had 1911s or Glocks. Currenty have two G19s in the family.

My question is regarding a S&W 908, for use as a CC pistol. Are they reasonably accurate out to 15-20 yards; reliable; well made; durable? Is there any particular thing I should look for in purchasing a used 908?
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:29 PM
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Here's a 908S frame with the longer 910S slide & barrel.



I've been carrying it everyday for the past year or more.

The former owner "Shortranger" is a Forum Member of old and when he put this togeather, Shorty made some nice improvements such as Hogue's and Night Sights. I haven't changed a thing.

The gun is 100% with whatever I've put through it and with Speer 124 Grn. +P+ "Gold Dots" it will keep an entire magazine in the 9-ring at 15 yards as fast as I can pull the trigger.

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I have never owned a S&W semi-auto pistol. I have always had 1911s or Glocks. Currenty have two G19s in the family.

My question is regarding a S&W 908, for use as a CC pistol. Are they reasonably accurate out to 15-20 yards; reliable; well made; durable? Is there any particular thing I should look for in purchasing a used 908?
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The 908 is a nice pistol and quite reliable. Despite the size and factory grips, it is comfortable to shoot. Of course, the double action/single action trigger set up takes some adjustment on the shooter's part (compared to the Glock), but that's rather easy to do.

Your Glock holsters may fit.
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Love those 3rd generation S&W's...
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The only hangup on mine is a couple rust spots on the slide due to neglect by a previous owner. I very carefully gave the trouble spot a once over with oil and a bronze brush and I keep the slide lightly oiled and it hasn't gotten any worse. Reliability wise, it doesn't get much better than my 908.
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I love my 908. It carries and shoots great and is very accurate. The only thing I have done to mine is add a strip of skateboard tape to the front strap of the grip.
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I got an excellent deal in mine before lots of people caught on to the 3rd generation Smiths. I don't believe you can go wrong with a 908.
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I second RRH. I to purchase a 908 off GB at a great price and have not had any problem for the past year and 500 rounds.
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I like my 908 big time. Its nice and thin and carries easily...feels great in my hand...accurate too. A few days ago I put some Trijicon Night Sights on it and I like it even better now. If I'm not carrying a revolver, I'm carrying this one.



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i think that the 908 will serve you well as a cc pistol
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I carried a 908 for a while. They are extremely reliable and thin, but the finish leaves a bit to be desired. I ended up with rust on the slide after going jogging a few times.

If you have the choice, think about getting a 908S (stainless) instead of the blued 908.
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This my third. I foolishly sold the other two-not again. I use it as a CCW in my rotation.
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