OK, my heart is now broken since I can't seem to find a single new Springfield PX9154L for sale on the planet. I talked to Springfield and they said it would probably at least the end of Feb before they made another batch. GRRRR.
So, I can't wait until who knows when. I found a S&W that I liked before I found this SA. But from what I have been seeing/reading and hearing, a great many of you guys that know what you're doing use the SA's. So I don't know if I should pick a different model of SA or go with this S&W.
I want a stainless gun. I also like stainless and black, it looks very nice to me. Now the S&W is stainless with black hardware, which looks pretty nice. I wish it was polished though. Otherwise, I will have to pick an SA model that is just stainless and put some black grips on it and thats as close as I'm gonna get (wish I could get black hardware/trim). But while I was writing this, I found the all black S&W at the bottom, I love it, if I can only find one.
So my question is, is the S&W as good of gun as the SA? I want honest opinions here and no flames. If there is some problem or one of these is missing something, I want to know.
What benefit/drawback is the external extractor of the S&W?
Is Scandium a durable alloy?
Is the Anodized Scandium a durable finish?
What about Melonite on a stainless slide?
Here are the three models I'm looking at right now. If you know of another SA model that is stainless (hopefully polished or black), 5" barrel with fixed novak carry sights, and hopefully around $800 (street price), suggest away.
Does S&W hide the little 'details' about their models on their website? Like what kinds of gunsmith love has gone into the specific models? How do I know if this model has a beveled magwell, or a lowered and flared ejection port, throat job, trigger job, etc.?
I also REALLY like this S&W, but I can't find any 'street' price on it, haven't found it for sale anywhere, google brings up nothing: