Wife got me an S&w 5906 for fathers day


June 17, 2012, 11:29 AM
Title is pretty self explanatory really. I'm really liking this all metal smith, I've a read a few threads on here about these being solid shooters. Can't wait to go the range with it......I may need a 915 now though.....:cool:

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June 17, 2012, 12:52 PM
I haven't shot the 5906 but my father did get a 6906 and that has been a fantastic gun so far.
Factory or handloads, It eats all of it and has yet to malfunction. At least, Not that I can recall off.

You should really be thankful you have such a very nice wife!
Make sure to say thank you!

June 17, 2012, 01:02 PM
That sounds like the perfect present!! My 5906 is a good shooter.

June 17, 2012, 02:30 PM
Congrats, they're fantastic guns. And sounds like you have a fantastic wife!

I know I'm not getting anything for fathers day, but it would be nice to at least hear "happy fathers day" from the wife. I'm not holding my breath, though......

June 17, 2012, 03:01 PM
The 3rd generation S&W autos have always been amongst my favorites. They have always had a good reputation as solid pistols and are quite accurate. One of my favorite features of these firearms are the generally very nice trigger pull for a traditional double action. The trigger reset is also very short and very crisp. The 5906 is the standard in my mind in the category of traditional double actions.

I either own, or have owned, the 5905 (very rare), 5906, 6906, 5903SSV (a regular CCW for me), 3913, 4006, 4013, 4506, 4513, 1006, and probably a couple of others I am forgetting. I am a fan.

Enjoy it.

June 17, 2012, 07:45 PM
I really like some of the single stack 9mm smiths. If they handle anything like this new "to me" 5906, I'm already loving it. And the wife is a serious keeper.

June 17, 2012, 07:52 PM
Dude, if you're not going to post a pretty pic of the wife, you at least have to post a pic of the 5906.

June 17, 2012, 08:03 PM
She's a keeper!

I love the S&W 3rd Generation pistols, but I tend to prefer the single-stack models. As such, I have a 4566 and a 3913. I once had a 1006 but I foolishly sold it. If I find another 10mm I'll sprain my elbow pulling out my wallet.

June 17, 2012, 08:27 PM
Can't post pictures with this silly iPad. Yeah both her and the pistol are very pretty. I am definitely interested in the single stack smaller 3rd Gen for a carry pistol. My wife always has her sig 229 with her, oh yeah she's the police too.

June 17, 2012, 09:12 PM
awesome, congratulations! I love my 5906 TSW.


June 18, 2012, 02:52 AM
Nice gift, I love my 5906!

June 18, 2012, 10:43 AM
Great gift
I had to buy my own 5906, but no regrets :D

June 18, 2012, 11:25 AM

My 5906 w/Crimson Trace lasergrips is my nightstand, "bump in the night" gun..

Always reliable, awesomely accurate with the CT lasergrips.

Good Shootin~


P.S. Now, next "Mothers Day" get her a 3913LS! :D



June 18, 2012, 12:56 PM
I may get the 39-2 and say oops i meant to get a 3913LS....guess I will have to keep this one....

June 18, 2012, 02:19 PM
The 5906 is a wonderful gun and perfect for home protection as well as any other application you may need it for. For outdoor use, I would find it very comfortable to have as a camping gun and travel gun. The firepower is incredible, especially with a 20-round clip.


The 659 (the 5906's daddy) use the same 20-round.

There are few guns that I can put my faith in, and the 659/5906 is one of them. The guns are so handsome that they're often used in television shows and movies. The guns also are popular in the UK, where they're deactivated and sold to serfs who can't own real guns. It's pathetic, but they keep them in safes and at dinner parties and get-togethers they go get their deactivated guns, show them to their guests, oooh! and awww! over them and then lock them back up. Then, when they're called to dinner, they sit down in the dining room and use government-approved knives with rounded tips so they don't attack each other. What's really horrible is that the deactivated guns sell for as much if not more than real guns!


Anyway, you've got a great pistola and I'd love to see some photos! Some guns have fixed sights and others have adjustable sights protected by shields on both sides. Whatever model you have, it'll do the job.



June 18, 2012, 02:27 PM
Yeah, I got a love of the 3rd Generations Smiths :)


June 18, 2012, 06:50 PM
Count me in with the 3rd gen fanboys. Solid as a rock and eats everything without complaining. What a great Father's Day gift.

July 9, 2012, 09:47 PM
My wife bought me a LNIB 5906 (unfired!) for Christmas. My next purchase was a 3913 for carry. Love them both. I was just at the gas station standing in line behind a WV State Trooper and I was drooling over his Melonite 4566. I have to have one.

July 9, 2012, 10:43 PM
The 4566 is a gem, no doubt about it. Unfortunately, spare magazines aren't always easy to find.

July 12, 2012, 12:28 AM
I see a lot more magazine for sale than pistols.

July 13, 2012, 01:16 AM
I'm in with a 3913 & 1006 ! :)

July 13, 2012, 11:13 AM
I really like the looks of the 1006, never fired a 10mm but if it handles anything like the 5906, I already love it.

July 13, 2012, 03:23 PM
I got 2 5906s from cdnn last year and have owned a 915. Fires anything and trustworthy and rugged. Biggest plaint is they are heavy but I don't see that as a real issue.

July 13, 2012, 08:10 PM
Better keep her.

October 6, 2013, 05:09 AM
I love the looks of these guns, especially the square trigger guard models. I've got a few examples, mostly TSW variants. I know these would sell for good money if S&W would bring them back. Look how much Sig gets for their metal framed pistols. Anyone at Smith and Wesson management listening?As mentioned The trigger reset on these is so short you can do double taps in your sleep. :D

October 6, 2013, 03:42 PM
I had a 659 many years back. It was a good, solidly-built performer, and handsome to boot. Never really learned to shoot it that well, though, as all my formal training had been with sixguns. I bought it intending to carry it as a duty sidearm when my agency finally offered that option. Before I got around to getting the training, however, I switched agencies, and carried my new employer's issue weapon.

Later, during some troubled times, I sold the 659 to pay some bills. That hurt some.

David G.
October 7, 2013, 12:23 AM
I had a 5904. My first gun ever. Wish I had never sold it because it was the first and because it was a good gun to start with.

el Godfather
October 7, 2013, 12:47 AM
Dude, if you're not going to post a pretty pic of the wife, you at least have to post a pic of the 5906.

October 7, 2013, 01:17 AM
I've found the appeal to these in the last couple years and started collecting them.

My only complaints are they have that darn mag disconnect feature which I really don't care for, and the safety works in the opposite direction... other than that they are wonderful.

el Godfather
October 7, 2013, 02:53 AM
The more I think about, mag disconnect does not bother me anymore.

October 13, 2013, 09:09 PM
I've grown fond of the third generation S&Ws, at least in 9mm. They're reasonably accurate, robust, and omnivorous when it comes to ammo. The magazine disconnect is a non-issue for me. I certainly understand why police like the feature, but I'm no cop. The guns can be found at very attractive prices when compared to other metal guns.
Yes, I'm aware that they don't make them any more, so parts will eventually become an issue. Eventually can be a very long time, though. I'm 62. My oldest 3rd gen is around 20, the newest not yet 10. Guess who's going to last longer. My 25 year old nephew will have, if he wants one, a gun that will last most of his life.
Mine have become my favorite carry guns. I have a CS9 for summer carry, a 908S for fall and spring, and a 6906 if we ever have any winter.

October 13, 2013, 09:58 PM
I wasn't all that impressed with the accuracy of my 3913 until I tried 147gr loads in it. I was shooting with some friends and had yet to shoot it with its new 10-8 rear sight. I drew down on a line of beer bottles at about 50 yards not expecting to hit them. My first shot blew the top off the bottle, the second shot the bottom of the bottle off, and my third hit the next bottle knocking it and another bottle off. I figured I better just stop shooting there as it wasn't getting any better than that. I've found my Smiths are brilliant with the heavier bullets.

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