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Post by Mjones Thu Jan 04, 2024 12:56 am

Hi there I have just purchased a Smith and Wesson model 952-2 and only have one magazine can anyone recommend were or if I can still purchase one  or if there is a after market mag that will fit 

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Post by JIMPGOV Thu Jan 04, 2024 7:20 am

NO AFTERMARKET MAGAZINE THAT I KNOW OF.

BUT IT DOES TAKE A STANDARD 9RD S&W 3906 MAGAZINE.  JP

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Post by jwax Thu Jan 04, 2024 10:39 am

Mjones- Let us know how it shoots! Did you purchase new or used?
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Post by LenV Thu Jan 04, 2024 1:38 pm

Model 39 and 439 also fit.
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Post by Mjones Thu Jan 04, 2024 4:54 pm

It’s second hand but in really good condition probably the biggest thing I noticed was how good the trigger pull is I am now working on suitable loads for it

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Post by LenV Thu Jan 04, 2024 5:53 pm

Mjones wrote:It’s second hand but in really good condition probably the biggest thing I noticed was how good the trigger pull is I am now working on suitable loads for it
6.4gr power pistol 115gr HAP, XTP, ZERO or Nosler. You might find something less expensive,  lighter recoil or a different powder. But you won't find anything it likes better. YMMV  Very Happy
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Post by Mjones Thu Jan 04, 2024 5:58 pm

6.4 grains wow that seems a lot

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Post by Mjones Thu Jan 04, 2024 6:00 pm

What is the value of the 952-2 masterpiece ?

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Post by LenV Thu Jan 04, 2024 6:14 pm

6.4 might sound like a lot. But that's a safe zippy load. The 952-2 has a slow 1:18.75 twist and needs the zippy to stabilize. On a different subject after market grips are harder to find than magazines. With very little in the way of wood working skills you can do an easy workaround. These are 1911 grips on my 952. The grip tape hides the extra screw hole.Smith and Wesson model 952-2 20190114
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Post by Mjones Thu Jan 04, 2024 11:35 pm

What holster do you use that fits

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Post by LenV Fri Jan 05, 2024 12:09 am

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Mjones wrote:What holster do you use that fits
A big wooden one.
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Post by Mjones Fri Jan 05, 2024 12:12 am

Ha ha

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Post by JIMPGOV Fri Jan 05, 2024 12:17 am

THOSE GUNS WITH THAT RATE OF TWIST LOVE THE 147GR BULLET.
147GR XTP WITH 4.0GR OF WSF, OR 4.3GR OF VV330. SOFT SHOOTING AND VERY ACCURATE. JP

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Post by Mjones Sun Jan 07, 2024 12:25 am

Len v is that 952 the long barrel version

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Post by LenV Sun Jan 07, 2024 11:23 am

Mjones wrote:Len v is that 952 the long barrel version
Yes
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Post by RodJ Wed Jan 10, 2024 6:14 pm

JIMPGOV wrote:THOSE GUNS WITH THAT RATE OF TWIST LOVE THE 147GR BULLET.
147GR XTP WITH 4.0GR OF WSF, OR 4.3GR OF VV330. SOFT SHOOTING AND VERY ACCURATE. JP

Jim, that a longer bullet does well with a slower twist seems counterintuitive. But I’m relying on thinking about rifle barrel twist rates. This stuff is weird. Jon Eulette’s report with the faster 1/13 45 acp barrels and others with super slow 1/32(?) 9mm barrels tells me that I don’t know a dam thing unless I were to go test it!

BTW I’m sitting on a few thousand 124 gr RN FMJ. Any experience with loads for that style and weight?

I have a 952-1 5” blued version but haven’t loaded for it. Frankly haven’t even shot it much. 

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Post by LenV Thu Jan 11, 2024 11:09 am

The 147 XTP and  147 RN offerings from Hornady are boat tail. Less contact area and I've got great loads for them too. They are the only RN bullets that both my 9s like.
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Post by THREEDFLYER Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:59 am

Congrats!  As an avid S&W collector/shooter....the 952 is one of my favorites along with my Model 52's and 41's

Enjoy!!

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Post by Wobbley Sun Feb 11, 2024 4:34 pm

THREEDFLYER wrote:Congrats!  As an avid S&W collector/shooter....the 952 is one of my favorites along with my Model 52's and 41's

Enjoy!!
You might enjoy this!
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Post by Mjones Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:05 pm

Can I ask what optic sight you have fitted

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Post by Mjones Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:07 pm

And is that the 38 or 9ml

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Post by Wobbley Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:50 pm

That’s a Burris FastFire3.  The mount is a bit cobbled together from some bits and pieces from Burris.  The dovetails are different in some pistols from different eras…so… you kinda have to wing it.  

It is a 745 in 45ACP….
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