The laughable quality of modern smith and Wesson

Dusty

Obsessed Member
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#61
That sucks Man. I'm wondering how many shooters would have never thought twice about the problems You have had with this gun. I also wonder if S&W counts on most people not noticing their crappy work?
 

Dr. Marneaus

Station Wagon Collector
#66
Its in their hands right now, will be another day or two before its "checked in".

I guarantee they wont buy it back. All i care about at this point is either getting a gun back that I approve of, or getting one back that I can sell in good conscience.
 
#67
Less than Perfect

That is one awful bunch of defects. You can always claim the "I didn't have my glasses on" excuse for accepting it.

In my youth, searching for my first new handgun, I picked up many and could tell the difference in quality a lot of times just by the feel. One day I compared a S&W revolver to a Ruger and the Ruger won hands down. Been a fan ever since. The Smith & Wesson felt cheap. The whole gun felt like it was made with bad steel. Yes, the Ruger was heavier but that made me feel safe. So I ended up with a Ruger Speed Six just as they were switching over to the new model .357. Best money I ever spent. And to this day I've never considered buying a S&W unless it was an older gun like a previous poster stated. This was in 1987 or close to it.

It is a sad story to hear of such a great company losing site of quality control. Hope it all works out in your favor.
 

Dr.Lou

uber Member
#68
I have a PC 627 snubby. The only thing I found wrong with mine was the poor fitting Eagle grips - love the look of their Secret Service grips, but never had a pair that fit as well as other brands.
 
#72
Less than Perfect

That is one awful bunch of defects. You can always claim the "I didn't have my glasses on" excuse for accepting it.

In my youth, searching for my first new handgun, I picked up many and could tell the difference in quality a lot of times just by the feel. One day I compared a S&W revolver to a Ruger and the Ruger won hands down. Been a fan ever since. The Smith & Wesson felt cheap. The whole gun felt like it was made with bad steel. Yes, the Ruger was heavier but that made me feel safe. So I ended up with a Ruger Speed Six just as they were switching over to the new model .357. Best money I ever spent. And to this day I've never considered buying a S&W unless it was an older gun like a previous poster stated. This was in 1987 or close to it.

It is a sad story to hear of such a great company losing site of quality control. Hope it all works out in your favor.
"Made with bad steel" dam bro you got some mad steel skills, I am sure the Ruger felt like a tank. The Ruger Six series were some of the most overbuilt guns ever. And as a lefty have the most user friendly cylinder release of all revolvers. Still doesn't compare to an old school S&W K frame .
S&W has the better trigger and is sexy as hell!! No comparison on the blueing, fit and finish. S&W quality decline began with the introduction of MIM parts. They produce such identical parts no hand fitting is required but in their defense they have to be able to compete in the marketplace. If they still built them like they used to you would be looking around $2500.00 for one of there revolvers today. There older hand fitted guns continue to climb in value and sell pretty quickly on the secondary market.