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Smith & Wesson Chief’s Special CS9 9mm Luger, $593 (Feb 99)

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Buy it. As in the case of the Kahr pistols, the CS9 gave us a good feeling right away: a hand-filling grip, smooth operation, and accurate shooting. In fact, we think this gun is a good answer to the Walther PPK/S spoken in plain American. It also fell in the middle of the price pack at $593.

Smith & Wesson Chief’s Special CS9 9mm Luger, $593 (Feb 99)

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The front post has a snag-resistant profile. Carrying the gun with the magazine loaded but its chamber empty necessitates a "swipe" for single-action operation. The Hogue grip and lipped magazine base pad offered a hand-filling grasp on the gun.

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