Smith & Wesson Model 59 9MM
This is a 1911 clone Smith & Wesson built in the late 70’s to early 80’s. Made in 9mm with a steel slide and aluminum frame, double stack magazine and safety/decocker/trigger disengage. Very popular in it’s time this model was adopted by many government agencies and originally came with nylon grips and two 14 round magazines. The sample I have was made in 1981 and saw a long history in the service of a federal officer. I find the SA/DA trigger has a little over travel but after all these years functions very well. The blued slide in combination with the painted aluminum frame shows a stark difference after 30 years of action. However, a quick graphite black satin cerakote fixed that nicely. While I find the grip to be large and uncomfortable (in double action), the accuracy is rather impressive. All in all, with this gun in excellent shape being valued in the $400 range, it’s a valid option.