New (to me) 6906!

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  1. carbuncle

    carbuncle is not cool.

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    My Hogue grips came this week and I finally got to put them on tonight, so I took some crappy cell pics:

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    And, the magazine carry package shot:

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    I'm still trying to decide whether the Monadnock D-Jammer is going to ride in my pocket with the keys or stay where it's at now as a range bag tool. When I used to carry it, well over a decade ago, I had a lot less keys and I have a mental image of whipping the D-Jammer out defensively and having my keys fly off it...

    Anyway, the 6906 is great, shoots straight and reliable in the 100 rounds I was able to put through it on MLK day. I want to replace the recoil spring and the mag springs for the three 12-round mags I picked up for it with Wolff springs because it seems prudent and, well, because I can. Now I just need to find a holster and mag pouch, and I like the idea of getting the S&W 15-round mag plate adapter and some 15 rounders for it as well (not a bad investment, in case i happen across a sweet deal on a 5906 in need of a good home).
     
  2. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    Congrats, a friend of my had a 669 back in 1987 or so and it was a nice pistol.
     

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    Congrats looks in good shape.
     
  4. bac1023

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    Congrats!

    The 3rd gen Smiths are great.
     
  5. G33

    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    Enjoy.
    6906 is one of my favorites.
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  6. unit 900

    unit 900

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    The Hogues that were available for my 3953 (single stack DAO little brother of your 6906) have no finger grooves and leave the front strap exposed. I'm surprised that the thicker 6906 wraps around the entire grip. I like them much better than the originals, which on the 3953 resembled a 2x2. Alessi Talon holster BTW.
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  7. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    But ... but ... it's a 9mm. :shocked:

    Next thing you know, G will be bragging on her .25 ACP Raven. :supergrin:

    <--- also admires 3rd generation Smiths :thumbsup:
     
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    Very nice. I always liked the 6906. The cop who lived next door carried a 669 off duty.
     
  9. engineer151515

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    My nickle brushed finish 469 was my first pistol purchase and was my carry for at least 15 years.

    I've had it engraved with my Daughter's name.

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    The 6906 and a 1st gen KT P32 are the only two guns I've ever regretted selling. I bet I'd still be carrying that 6906 to this day.
     
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    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

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    Congrats ! S&W autos are some of the most underrated and reliable autos out there. I have an S&W 459 in 9mm and have fired over 5,000 rounds through it, without a single jam in it's entire life.
     
  13. carbuncle

    carbuncle is not cool.

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    Thanks, folks! I love the 3rd gen S&Ws! Of all the guns that have passed through my hands I missed my 5906 the most, so this was a very fun find for me.

    Unit 900, I had that style of Hogues on my 5906 and I loved them! The Pachmayr's on engineer151515's outstanding 469 look like a good product as well, I had the Pachmayr revolver grips on my Dan Wesson .357 and was very happy with them.
     
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    looks good. I am sure you already realize it is a very nice feeling compact pistol.
    It will feel even better if you removed those Hogues and put the stock one peice wraparound grips back on. Trust me. It will be thinner, sleeker, and much easier to hold unless you have Paul Bunyon's hands.
     
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    The 6906 is one of my favorite 9s.
     
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    That is true. The original 469 grips (albeit plastic and slipperier) are noticeably thinner. With the Pachmayr's, the 469 grip felt like a motorcycle throttle or the grip end of a baseball bat. But I was very comfortable with it. It did not seem to effect conceal-ability and the grip made for a comfortable feeling of control. Between the Pach's and the soft 9mm recoil, I was very pleased with the speed and accuracy considering the short barrel of the gun. The grips on later 669/6906 models were an improvement over the original 469 design.



    Since my daughter's name means "butterfly" in French,

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  17. carbuncle

    carbuncle is not cool.

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    Thanks, I actually have monstrous gorilla hands and the Hogues are a good fit for me. But I see where you're coming from, they do bulk up the grip area noticeably more than the stock grips (which I kept, just in case).
     
  18. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    You named your daughter le papillon? :shocked:

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    The 6906 is a great pistol as most 3rd generation S&W autos are. Unlike the 3913 the factory grips don't feel to thin and the 6906 has enough ammo in it to give a feeling of more security.
     
  20. engineer151515

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    I have a great beer story for you.

    Her California cousins sometimes call her "Mariposa"