S&W Model 1006?


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PabloJ
March 31, 2012, 07:01 PM
Which is considered more desirable the fixed or adjustable rear sight variant. The one I looked at was TEU70XX with adjustable rear sight. Thanks.

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Loosedhorse
March 31, 2012, 07:10 PM
For carry, fixed. For cool, the adjustables.

http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/thumb/d/df/TSS3-SW4506-1.jpg/400px-TSS3-SW4506-1.jpg

WAY cooler, dude--wicked cool. :cool:

I'm sure you know the sights are not interchangeable. And yes, I know that's a 4506. Still cool.

I would not walk away from a reasonably priced 1006 adjustable.

jackpinesavages
March 31, 2012, 07:22 PM
Dude, you went to the Mackey!

Chuck Norris wears Vick Mackey underoos for PJs. :neener:

The Lone Haranguer
March 31, 2012, 09:08 PM
Desirable, how? Function? Durability? Added collector value?

One advantage of an adjustable that comes to mind is that you can easily adjust the sight if you switch between original full power and later "FBI Lite"-type loadings, which will have slightly different points of impact. As far as its function is concerned, it has the same sight picture appearance (three-dot) as the fixed. It is also well designed, all the corners are rounded, it is easy to adjust with proper screwdrivers, the "ears" on either side protect the sight itself from impacts, and I have never heard of one going out of adjustment or breaking.

SharpsDressedMan
March 31, 2012, 09:37 PM
I just think the fixed Novak style looks better. The big-eared adjustable sight looks like an afterthought, rather than something that was aesthetically planned.

sammy
March 31, 2012, 09:43 PM
When I was looking for one I was after the adjustables. The one i got was fixed Novak sights. Either way if you can find one go for it. i am glad I got the fixed sighted 1006. Like others have stated, for carry fixed are much more comfortable. For a range gun it is personal preference.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x183/carcrazysammy/P1010137.jpg

Elkins45
March 31, 2012, 10:14 PM
All 10XX Smiths are beautiful regardless of which sights they happen to wear.

DesertFox
April 1, 2012, 12:24 AM
If you reload and want to experiment with different loads / bullet weights, the adjustable aspect is great. That being said, I have a hard time not buying every 1006 I see regardless of sights. Wonderful 10mm to shoot.

ku4hx
April 1, 2012, 08:02 AM
The fewer moving parts the better, but the adjustable rear sight on my 1006 (bought in late 1989 or early 1990) has never had a problem through easily 10,000 rounds ... maybe more. The actual sight is sitting is a rather strong tray of sorts and that adds to its strength and durability. The entire gun is the proverbial "tank".

PabloJ
April 1, 2012, 01:34 PM
I have until tomorrow to make up my mind. The gun shows little use and comes with box but only one magazine and high $800 asking price.

ku4hx
April 1, 2012, 01:40 PM
$800 is high considering I paid slightly less than $500 for mine circa 1990. There are alternatives but I have no idea about current prices. Well, my Glock 20 is currently selling for just under $600. I paid $380 for my NIB G20 so prices have definitely gone up.

1006 magazines are generally around $35 but they're getting more and more rare.

My S/N starts with TEV so the one your looking at is close in age to mine.

clang
April 1, 2012, 06:46 PM
I've gor a 1076 with fixed sights and am very happy with it. I don't care for the big ears on the adjustable sight guns.

jackpinesavages
April 1, 2012, 09:44 PM
I have until tomorrow to make up my mind. The gun shows little use and comes with box but only one magazine and high $800 asking price.

Show up with 700 cash, look to see if the Serial #s on the box match the pistol's #s. If they do, be ready to pony up another $50.

That is a now infamous 3rd Gen. Smith and Wesson you are looking at there: built like a tank here in the United States of America. Buy it, shoot it, grow into it, and learn how to reload for 10mm love.

Don't let these "global market" fools talk you into some piece of plastic from a country like Croatia. Stay with the S&W, be blessed.

DesertFox
April 1, 2012, 10:49 PM
Does it happen to have the straight or the rounded backstrap grip? $800 seems a bit high but not out of the question. If you get it, you'll end up wanting a 1066 or 1076 to go along with it... You can get that one with fixed sights.:cool:

MachIVshooter
April 1, 2012, 10:52 PM
$800 is pretty steep for anything less than LNIB, but, OTOH, there are getting to be fewer and fewer of these around. People buying them today simply aren't letting them go. Mine is a forever gun, that's for sure. Paid $525 LNIB w/manual and both mags, but that was in 2004.

Fishslayer
April 2, 2012, 01:35 AM
1995.... 2004...

Ummm.... you guys reallize prices are up on everything, right? And we have the Gun Salesman of the Century at work, right?

LGS had a 1006 in excellent condition in the consignment case last year for $795 & it didn't last very long.

PabloJ
April 2, 2012, 05:21 AM
It will sell for that price. Stainless Colt 'Gold Cup' 10mm sold for $1500 there are many out there with plenty to spend.

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