I used a M59 that was my grandfathers to compete in Action Pistol when I got out of the Military in the mid 90’s. Later competed with a Browning Highpower and a Springfield 1911, but went back to the 59. For whatever reason it pointed more instinctive, and seemed to be more accurate in rapid fire than the Browning or 1911–maybe this was just me. After my grandfather passed, the 59 went to my father, and I never competed with it again, but it seemed very reliable, and I don’t think the alloy frame suffered any appreciable wear. I’ve got respect for the old 59, and Military and Police was S&W’s intended market from the beginning for it.Looking for plusses or drawbacks in this design. The reason is, I once had an FEG GKK92C which is basically a S&W 59 and I liked it a lot. Now I want it again, but the FEG version has too much baggage (parts, magazines) so I'm thinking 'get the real thing' but I've never picked one up.