Just bought a S&W 5906

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  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I've wanted a S&W steel frame semi-auto in 9mm for a while now. They just look smooth IMO. Plus from what I've read, aside from one guy who claimed his kept galling, they are very high quality weapons.

    I only paid $315 for it used (police trade-in). Plus I paid $18 for a spare mag. OTD it'll be around $375. I'm pretty happy with that price considering I haven't seen one under $400 in a while.

    Mine has a bobbed hammer but can still be cocked and is DA/SA, so the hammer doesn't matter much to me anyways. It'll mainly be a range toy and since I'm out of room in my safe it'll be another gun that gets stashed somewhere.

    A few questions...

    Is there any special care these guns need aside from the standard cleaning and oiling?

    Does anyone make a NON-LEATHER/NON-NYLON holster for these? I'm partial to Serpas but I'm pretty sure that's not going to be an option. Any suggestions? I'd like something that could be used to OWB it in an emergency.

    The guy I ordered from said he had a bunch of them on his site but told me tonight he was down to 5. Now he has 4 at the most.

    For 3 points, anyone know who I'm talking about?? ;)

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
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    Congrats, S&W autos are reliable and underrated, in my opinion.
     

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    Yeah I know what you're talking about. But be forwarned. I fell in love with them. It started with a Model 39 S&W then I bought a 4006, then a 4040PD, then a 4506 . I love their steel/aluminum frame guns. The 5906 is a terrific gun that's highly underated. Good choice.
     
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    You will enjoy your 5906. I had one and it was an excellent pistol. Accurate & well balance. I also bought the custom shop match PPC 9. S&W hit a home run with the 59series. Make sure to give a range report
     
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    Well I'm not a fan of .45acp or .40S&W so it won't be hard to stay away from them. I have to admit their 10mm single stack caught my eye. Looks pretty smooth. Not sure I'd spring for one considering I have a G20 and the ammo is rediculously expensive...fortunately for me I reload ;). But we shall see!!

    Thanks!:)

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    Something else I'm curious about is if I can buy an aftermarket rail for this? I think it would make the gun look hideous so I probably won't do it. But it'd be nice to know/have in case I change my mind.

    Thanks!:)

    -Emt1581
     
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    One of my overall favorite handguns.

    [​IMG]

    As said, 3rd-gen S&Ws are addictive.
     
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    I notice some have that steel shroud thing surrounding the sites...is that just to protect the sights? Can it be installed on one that doesn't come like that from the factory? Is it really needed?

    How about that rail?

    Beautiful pic though!:)

    Thanks!

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    Congrats, excellent choice. I paid $450 for mine, but it wasn't a police trade-in. I know the original owner, who bought in new in 1993 and hardly fired it. It looks new inside and out. I've heard of the galling problem, but I've put more rounds through it than the original owner, and there isn't even a hint of galling. I suspect it's a matter of lubrication. SA trigger pull is excellent, and trigger reset length is almost non-existant. It's almost as accurate as my P226ST's.
     
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    carbuncle is not cool.

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    Congrats on buying a great gun, I owned one and loved it. I very jealous, since I've gotten back into shooting I've been keeping my eye out for a good deal on a 5906.
     
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    Isn't anyone going to take a guess where I got it??? ;)

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    The shroud is part of the adjustable sights. Mine has the Novak rear sight, no shroud, adjustable for windage only by drifting in the dove tail. To add the adjustable sights would require milling the slide cut out. Adding a rail would require drilling and tapping. I've never seen it done.
     
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    I appreciate the info.

    Thanks!:)

    -Emt1581
     
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    CDNN? :dunno:
     
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    Also, is that safety a true safety or a decocker?

    Thanks!

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    Nope. Stike one!! ;)

    One guess per person please.

    Hint: Sniff around, check the major places that deal in POLICE TRADE-INS.

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
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    Summit , congrats emt.
     
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    DING DING DING!!! :supergrin:

    http://www.summitgunbroker.com/S_W_5906_SH.html

    As I said he should have at least 2 or 3 left...anyone interested, shoot him an email. He's great to deal with. I bought my Norinco SKS from him a few years ago. Paid $175 in LNIB condition. :supergrin:

    -Emt1581
     
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    Kool , where is my t-shirt. lol
     
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    I said three points...I gave you three dings instead. :)

    -Emt1581