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    I recently picked up a nice 915 from a shop locally. I've discovered that a few shops here are very into the latest plastic fantastic tactical guns, older metal guns don't get much respect. It worked well for me, I got this 915 with 3 15rd mags for under $300.
    I'm not in love with the grips. They are factory plastic grips. I've seen comments on different sites that wood or rubber grips ad bulk to the gun. I've also read about some concerns about springs, I think, when changing them. Would I be better off just getting some grip tape to improve the grip on it? I'm sure none of the companies, like Talon or Traction Grips, make 3rd gen S&W grip panels. I'll have to get a blank and cut my own.
    Anyway, it's a nice gun. I have a vacation coming up soon. I hope to go to a range and give it a work out then.Name:  20190914_104604_Film3.jpg
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    Very nice 915 you found.
    I paid $300 for mine years ago and it only included 1 mag & no box.
    Don't go overboard with spring replacements and grip changes, shoot it awhile and then you'll see what you need.
    A new recoil spring though is always a good idea with any used semi pistol.
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    Congrats on a great find! Looks to be in great shape. Range report soon?
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    Looks like a very nice find!
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    If you can find them, Uncle Mike's grips add much less bulk than either the Hogues or Pachmayrs.
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    Those S&W grips might not be very fancy, but you would find in firing with them that they offer a good hold on the pistol.
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