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Smith & Wesson
Model 659
Smith & Wesson Pistol 659 9 mm Variant-3
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:7.44-in Height:No Data
Barrel:4-in Weight:39.5-oz
Variant 3 of 3
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (124 grain bullet)142600
  • Recoil Factor (124 grain bullet)3.5 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity15 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor84%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1985 - 1988
Caliber:9 mm
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:slide mounted manual safety
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:black nylon
Sights:fixed front and rear
Notes:fixed sights, squared trigger guard
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Gun Value
MSRP:$553.00Used Est:$400.00
Last Update:1/17/2023
About the Gun

Second generation double-stack semiautomatic pistol based on the the first generation Model 59. Stainless steel construction. Early variant had a rounded trigger guard and safety lever on left side only. Later variant had a squared trigger guard and ambidextrous safety levers. Fixed and adjustable sight variants.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: 9 mm Luger
Alias: 9 mm Parabellum
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:124 grains
MV:1150 ft/sec ME:364 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was introduced along with the Luger semi-automatic pistol. The pistol and cartridge was first adopted by the German Navy in 1904 and then by the German Army in 1908. This cartridge has since been adopted by the military of practically every non-Communist power. It has become the most popular and widely-used handgun cartridge in the world. Performance wise, the 9 mm cartridge has somewhat more power than the .38 Special but falls well short of the .357 Magnum.

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User Comments

5 of 5 Stars
Beefy steel pistol that'll go forever
By gregdr01 on 18 Apr 2022
Construction of all.steel, the 659 isn't light, but as a duty weapon it's not supposed to be. 2nd generation SW pistols in excellent condition are going for well over $500, and a NOS/NIB 659 will rightfully command a premium that'll be well rewarded in the years to come. The examples with Novak adjustable sights are most desirable, and superb shooters.

5 of 5 Stars
S&W 659
By MikeB-21 on 29 May 2020
Owned the gun a number of years ago, target acquisition with the OEM sights took some getting used to but were acceptable and became acclimated to them. Great primary carry gun with the right holster (hip or shoulder). Not an overall fan of 9mm BUT you can’t argue with 14 rounds stacked, one chambered on Safe, two backup 14 round mags for a total of 43 rounds!! If you find one in good condition, don’t worry & buy it. MikeB.