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Old May 23, 2019, 05:22 PM   #1
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S&W CS9, Chief's Special 9mm auto

I found this yesterday at a good price. It was made in 2005 and is in great condition. Came with two mags and I found two more NOS mags (pricey) on the web last night, so I will be good to go.

Really wonder why I am still buying plastic guns since most of the time they are in the door of my truck anyway. This gun is a DA/SA and is everything a defense gun should be. This gun only weighs 21 oz empty with no mag and close to 23 with an empty mag. (Only about 3 ounces more than my P365.)

Will not get to the range until next week and actually expect no problems. Called S&W this morning and will be getting a spare recoil spring as soon as they are available (they are still available from time to time according to their rep.).

Any thoughts or advise would be appreciated.

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Old May 23, 2019, 05:51 PM   #2
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Nice score Trooper! Had a chance to buy one of these a few years back for $300 and I waited too long to pull the trigger.
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Old May 23, 2019, 08:35 PM   #3
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Those are great carry guns, I had the CS45. Good luck with yours!
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Old May 24, 2019, 12:35 AM   #4
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Looks nice. Does Wolff make a recoil spring for that model?
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Old May 24, 2019, 06:03 PM   #5
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I had one, had to sell it when I got in deep financial bind. I've tried to buy it back three times, owner won't sell it back to me. Aside from my Sig P226, was the most accurate handgun I owned and the only one I really regret losing.
Mine ate everything, perfectly reliable, mild recoil, beautiful guns.
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Old May 25, 2019, 07:42 PM   #6
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Thats a sweet looking pistol. Nice find!
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Old May 25, 2019, 08:43 PM   #7
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the S&W gen 3 guns were discontinued because the plastic gun hysteria took their sales away. this is one of the downfalls of the new era I think. S&W's decision to no longer work or repair them is as disappointing as their love of the built in lock.
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Old May 29, 2019, 09:00 AM   #8
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Nice find! I had a CS9 and sold it - one sale that I regretted.

To replace it, I recently found a CS40 that needed some TLC. Your post motivated me to fix the mag catch. It needed the spring, and - for those who may need to do this in the future - the mag catch/release button is hard rubber, not metal. It’s a press-on fit; no detents, no threads, no tiny pins.

I do have an attraction to the S&W wonder 9’s (and their relatives in .40 & .45), and the CS’s are just neat.
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Old May 29, 2019, 09:52 AM   #9
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I bought one about the time they came out. It was my backup piece in an ankle holster for the last several years of my work on the street. I don't shoot it as much now. I did loan it to my daughter-in-law for a couple years. It's been back home now for a year or two. I recently found a good deal on a CS40 and I'm pleased with both of them. It's a great little pistol, just heavy and stout enough to be a good shooter yet easy to carry.
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Old May 31, 2019, 06:40 AM   #10
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Congrats Trooper! The CS9 is a fine little pistol. I liked mine so much I purchased a second, stainless example with night sights.

After 6 months with the CS9, I sold my last two J-frames. They were no longer needed. I had mine modified with a set of cut down factory Delrin grips made by a talented young man over on another board. Thins the gun nicely.

These guns are extremely reliable. I have over 1500 rounds through the black CS9 and approaching 2500 through the stainless CS9. Zero malfunctions. Both guns eat whatever can be put in the mags.

I wish I had purchased one of the CS9s prior to retiring. It would have made a great, easily concealed, light weight BUG. Enjoy yours! Regards 18DAI
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