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Tell Me About the Smith and Wesson 1006.

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Restless28, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. G31

    G31 Millennium Member

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    My G20 is really more practical and shoots better than my 1006, but the S&W is still an excellent pistol. Mags are still available new.
     
  2. *ASH*

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    some things nostalgic just dont cut it when you look back and think its cool . i owned one long ago , not impressed , glad i sold it . TO EACH THEIR OWN THOU /:wavey:
     


  3. Bigbluebuckeye

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    With original box, 2 mags, AND 200 rounds of ammo, 50 rounds of which are SD HP's. Shoots fantastic by the way. Couldn't be happier.
     
  4. Iceman cHucK

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    I have a like new 1006 I bought in 1990. At that time there was a lot of rumers about it being too hot for the FBI in the original Norma loads. I was a reserve deputy sheriff at the time carrying a 1911 45. At the end of a qualification course with the 1911, I asked our firearms instructor if I could run thru the coarse again with my Smith 1006 10mm with factory Norma 170gr loads? No problem! My score was a little lower than the 1911, but high enough to pass with flying colors. I concluded the 10mm would definitely work.

    We were not authorized to carry it but I wanted to prove something for myself. Col. Cooper is a mentor of mine, having taken a Gunsite course 22 years ago.
     
  5. big_gun_man

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    I just recently picked up another 1006, this will be the fourth one I've owned over the years and I don't plan to get rid of this one. Awesome guns that are accurate, will feed anything and are built like a tank.
     
  6. A couple years ago I bought some S&W 10mm mags for my Model 1076 from Midway USA, but they now show them out of stock, no backorder.:shocked:
     
  7. bac1023

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    Congrats!
     
  8. pennlineman

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    I just had two I ordered last week delivered from Midway on Saturday. Maybe I got the last two. :tongueout:
     
  9. Golddog

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    If the triggers on 'em are like most of the rest of the Smith 1st, 2nd, and 3rd semi-auto line, they rank with the worst in the business - long, heavy pulls make them extremely difficult to shoot fast or accurately.
     
  10. FreeAmerican

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    The DA pull on my was long, heavy, but the worst was it was unpredictable. I never could feel where it would break
     
  11. SigFTW

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    The coolness factor makes up for the trigger! j/k it's not bad at all on my 1006.:dunno:
     
  12. Gary1911A1

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    Right now Midway has "Out of Stck, No Backorder" on almost all their magazines. After this madness passes things will get back to normal. Me I tried to order from S&W and there site was down.:yuck:
     
  13. bac1023

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    I really don't find it bad at all.
     
  14. badge315

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    Believe it or not, I have three 10-round Promags for my Para P-14 that work flawlessly. I guess even a broken clock is right twice a day. :supergrin:

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    How about Denzel in Training Day? He carried two in a double shoulder rig.

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    And Keanu blasted those Korean gangbangers with one in Street Kings.

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    And even the TX was killing future resistance leaders with one in Terminator 4.

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    Last edited: Mar 25, 2013
  15. I just saw one of these at the pawn shop for $600.00 an hour ago which is why I came home and looked up 1006 in the search engine and saw this thread. Interesting...
     
  16. SigFTW

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    Go get it, because that is a good price!
     
  17. bac1023

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    If its in good shape, that's an outstanding price these days.
     
  18. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The DA and SA triggger pulls on my 1006 are pretty darn bad. Gritty with both modes.

    But I bought it used knowing full well the gun's design history, etc.

    I do like the heavy weight and the more supported chamber so that I can shoot full bore 10mm loads through it. Truth be told, my Glock 20SF shoots much better but I can't stand the feel of the Glock's fat grip in my hands, especially in rapid fire mode.

    Anyway, the gun only came with one mag and I bought four more at Smith&Wesson home page. Had to wait about a month, but they came.
     
  19. Wyoming

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    Countrygun, not many of the kids here on Glock Talk would have a clue about the Ruger XGI.

    Friend you have good taste. I bought a Witness Match in 10mm because it had a very good trigger. I had no experience with EAA but the price was to good to pass up. It is the closest I will get to a Bren 10. However it shoot so well it led to a S&W 1006 and a Kimber Eclipse Custom 1911 in 10mm. I don't shoot the 10mm much because I have all the same models already listed in 45 ACP and I load that round by the 1,000's.

    A SOCOM 16 will fit in a GI M1 carbine case. Now that is a handy little 308!