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Old 09-16-2021, 11:32 AM   #1
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I've just acquired one and do not have any knowledge of this handgun. Haven't shot it yet. It appears to be like new to mint condition.

Anyone here at TBH that has experience with one or an opinion, please share thoughts.

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Old 09-17-2021, 12:19 AM   #2
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They were good, dependable guns. The M39 was it's predecessor but was a single stack. The only complaints I ever heard was the grip was too big and some of them had a heavy double action pull
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Old 09-17-2021, 12:23 AM   #3
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I had one many years ago. It was a excellent shooting pistol.


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Old 09-17-2021, 04:34 AM   #4
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i have a 659 a newer version of the 59 and its the best shooting 9mm i have .
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Old 09-17-2021, 10:44 AM   #5
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Thank you guys. Any preference with the ammo it likes?
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Old 09-17-2021, 10:48 PM   #6
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My sister has one and loves it. Never jammed.
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Old 09-19-2021, 12:41 PM   #7
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They were good, dependable guns. The M39 was it's predecessor but was a single stack. The only complaints I ever heard was the grip was too big and some of them had a heavy double action pull
Yes. The dbl action pull is horrible.
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Old 09-19-2021, 12:43 PM   #8
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But the grip is just fine. I've got a 9 3/4" hand. Fairly avg I think.
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Old 09-19-2021, 09:57 PM   #9
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every gun is like a woman, you have to find what makes her tick, so buy several different brands of ammo and see what she likes..... i do not recall them being real finicky
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Thanks y'all for the input
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