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    Default Re: MIM parts suck. S&W explains how and why they don't.

    So investment cast , or MIM?
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    Default Re: MIM parts suck. S&W explains how and why they don't.

    The only issue I've had with the mim on the S&W revolvers is they seem prone to an aggressive red rust if not looked after.
    Otherwise, I kind of like them. The fit and surfaces are spot on.
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    Default Re: MIM parts suck. S&W explains how and why they don't.

    RIA = MIM.

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    Default Re: MIM parts suck. S&W explains how and why they don't.

    Anyone who gives a shit about MIM parts in 2019 is an curmudgeonly old fart.

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    Default Re: MIM parts suck. S&W explains how and why they don't.

    Quote Originally Posted by xXxplosive View Post
    RIA = MIM.
    So does Colt, Sig Saur, and Springfield.

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    Default Re: MIM parts suck. S&W explains how and why they don't.

    Both my 19-9 and 17-9 are full of modern MIM parts. Both are fine revolvers. Smooth tight actions. And look beautiful. Any gunsmith worth the title should be able to work on a MIM trigger group. But frankly I see no point. Both my Smiths have perfect triggers right out of the box.

    Love both my modern Smiths. Especially the 19 that I can feed all the magnums I want and not worry about cracked forcing cones.
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    Default Re: MIM parts suck. S&W explains how and why they don't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    I'm not even sure $2K will get you all hand machined and fitted parts these days. From the looks of it that service starts starts at $3000.00, but I don't know every 1911 manufacturer out there.
    I agree, and to think Smith & Wesson used to do it all the time and for a few hundred bucks you could own one.

    Here's my 19-3 with case colored non-mim trigger and hammer plus a trigger pull that feels like butter.



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    Default Re: MIM parts suck. S&W explains how and why they don't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickel Plated View Post
    Both my 19-9 and 17-9 are full of modern MIM parts. Both are fine revolvers. Smooth tight actions. And look beautiful. Any gunsmith worth the title should be able to work on a MIM trigger group. But frankly I see no point. Both my Smiths have perfect triggers right out of the box.

    Love both my modern Smiths. Especially the 19 that I can feed all the magnums I want and not worry about cracked forcing cones.
    Yup, the 125 grain magnums have a bad reputation with cracked Model 19 forcing cones so I stay away from them. I only use 147 and 158 grain to be safe.

    Kobsw

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    Default Re: MIM parts suck. S&W explains how and why they don't.

    Quote Originally Posted by kobsw View Post
    Yup, the 125 grain magnums have a bad reputation with cracked Model 19 forcing cones so I stay away from them. I only use 147 and 158 grain to be safe.

    Kobsw
    This is not a problem with the new generation of K frames. The forcing cone has been re-designed.

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    Default Re: MIM parts suck. S&W explains how and why they don't.

    Quote Originally Posted by kobsw View Post
    I agree, and to think Smith & Wesson used to do it all the time and for a few hundred bucks you could own one.

    Here's my 19-3 with case colored non-mim trigger and hammer plus a trigger pull that feels like butter.



    Regards,

    Kobsw
    ★Loaudy, ★ that is a pristine revolver for it's age. Nice maintenance.


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