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Smith & Wesson M457 .45 ACP

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GUN TESTS GRADE: B
The controls of this gun may be unnecessarily complicated, but so much is right with the way it fits the hand.

Smith & Wesson M457 .45 ACP

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After pressing the decocker, the lever remained in its down position, deactivating the trigger. The lever had to be pushed upward to its 9 o’clock position to re-engage the trigger for first-shot double-action fire.
The lever had to be pushed upward to its 9 o'clock position to re-engage the trigger for first-shot double-action fire.
If the manual of fire on the 457 seemed complicated, then so did reassembly. Using the base of the magazine to push down on the

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