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Smith & Wesson
Model 915
Smith & Wesson Pistol 915 9 mm Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:7.5-in Height:No Data
Barrel:4-in Weight:28.5-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (124 grain bullet)142600
  • Recoil Factor (124 grain bullet)4.85 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity16 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor86%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1992 - 1995
Caliber:9 mm
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:slide mounted decock lever
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:black rubber wrap-around
Sights:fixed white dot
Notes:blued finish
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Gun Value
MSRP:$467.00Used Est:$350.00
Last Update:7/31/2020
About the Gun

Third-generation Value Series semi-automatic pistol similar to the Smith & Wesson 5904, but the decocker is not ambidextrous and the sights are standard iron sights rather than the Novak type.

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
S&W 915
By BillRights on 14 Mar 2018
I've owned one since the eighties, and it's one of the most reliable handguns I have. I've been shooting my 915 for 30+ years, and have never had any kind of failure. I like SA/DA metal frame guns, and find the 915 to be one of the best. My other DA/SA guns are 2 Berettas (92FS & 85F) and a Lionheart LH9C (all great), but I have to say that the 915 is the best shooter! Very accurate and soft-shooting, smooth DA trigger pull and light SA pull; just a joy at the range. It's a bit big for me to carry (LH9C for EDC), but it's always on the nightstand.