How do the S&W 10 mm hold up?


January 21, 2003, 07:48 PM
How do the S&W revolvers and semi-autos hold up to extensive use?

How many rounds through your S&W 10 mm pistols?

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Marko Kloos
January 21, 2003, 07:57 PM
The 10xx-series Smiths are built like tanks. My old 1066 was a LEO trade-in and had a good round count through it by the time I got it, and it never missed a beat.

January 21, 2003, 08:42 PM
S&W 10mm 1076 ...

... about 3800+ rounds and still going strong.

American made.

Clean stainless steel lines.

Flat and concealable.



Very accurate.

Holds 9+1 of no B.S. 10mm stopping-power. :D


January 21, 2003, 08:45 PM
Hey, it's a dead cartridge. :rolleyes:
Along with the 41 magnum. ;)

Kahr carrier
January 21, 2003, 10:23 PM
Never count anything out the 41 magnum is making a comeback.:)

January 21, 2003, 10:26 PM
I have a 41 Magnum and I want a Smith 58.
I guess I am just drawn to dead cartridges. :neener:

January 21, 2003, 10:36 PM
My Smith 1006 is built like a tank, but with more elegant lines and manners... ;)

January 21, 2003, 10:44 PM
Stanby for nuggies!!!!:neener:

:evil: :what:

January 22, 2003, 12:25 AM
I had a 1076, that I put about 2500 rounds through before I sold it to a buddy. I still see it now & then. I'd guess it's seen about 4000+ rounds so far.

January 22, 2003, 09:57 AM
Honestly, a Smith 10mm is on my list of stuff to get, just haven't got around to it yet.
Great gun, you won't be dissappointed.

I like nuggies. :p :neener:

January 22, 2003, 01:30 PM
In my opinion the S&W 10xx guns are some of the most underrated handguns out there. They're extremely well built and durable and do a great job of handling the 10mm cartridge.

January 22, 2003, 04:56 PM
Thanks for your responses guys. Any advice on which of the S&W semi autos is best for target and home defense?

February 3, 2003, 07:22 PM
There was a used one over at Woodsmens for $300ish.

Brent painted it camo and was shooting deer with it last time I talked to him. I would assume that the camo paint would come off with a little effort, they are all stainless as far as I know. Might be worth looking into.

February 4, 2003, 06:56 PM
My vote would be the 1066 for home defense and the 1006 for target. If I had to pick just one it would be the 1066. I have both and really like them. The reason I would pick the 1066 over the 1006 is it's lighter and better balanced (for me). I find the 1006 a little nose heavy. YMMV


41mag M&P
February 4, 2003, 07:52 PM
Well, I'm mainly a revolver guy, but I do have one 10mm. It's a 1086 (DAO) that I sold a G20 to buy. I don't think I'll be getting rid of it anytime soon.

I agree with everyone else here about the 10xx series.

February 5, 2003, 10:28 PM
Just got a 1086 for $339.:D

February 5, 2003, 10:30 PM
M58..... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. hehe Good deal, heck excellent deal. :D

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