Found My New 10mm


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hAkron
July 27, 2012, 09:31 PM
I started a poll a few days ago asking which 10mm semi auto I should buy.

Most of the respondents suggested the Glock 20, but I had my heart set on an EAA Witness that I knew was sitting in the used case at a local gun store. I ordered a few things I needed to reload 10mm, but due to my work schedule I didn't make it to the store for a few days. When I finally did manage to get there one day when they were actually open, the Witness was nowhere to be found:cuss: It was back to the drawing board for me. What should I do? Based on some of the great advice from my poll thread I was still confident that the Witness was a great pistol, and though I generally dislike S&W semi auto pistols, I did find a certain late 20th century charm in the 1006...but checking the auction sites had me very disappointed at the high price the 1006's seem to be fetching. The Glock, though not my first choice had the distinction of being universally available, and about mid-range in terms of price. I was confused on what to do...order a new Witness online? Go buy a Glock? Fork over some heavy cash and buy a Colt Delta Elite (I know a place that has a new production one for sale), try to find a 1006 for a somewhat reasonable price??

There is a gun store near my office that sometimes has a decent selection of EAAs and sometimes has some ok used guns...and sometimes priced aggressively. I was just in there Monday, so I doubted they had received any new EAA's since my last visit, but I figured I would just stop in. Sure enough, no new Witness 10mm in stock. They did have a Polymer Witness and I considered it for just a moment, but I relented. I wandered over to the opposite end of the store where the used guns live. Right there staring back at me, as if in some sort of dream was a gigantic slab of a S&W semi auto...Could it be?? I read the tag -- S&W 1006 - 10mm Used $375

The gun is in great shape. No real marks on the rails or the barrel. I ran a few Hoppes soaked patches in and around the guts and there wasn't really any residue. I oiled her up and put her in the safe to await a range trip.

I feel really lucky I found this gun at what I think is a great price.

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Walking Dead
July 27, 2012, 09:54 PM
Good looking gun you got there.

Shmackey
July 27, 2012, 10:13 PM
Very nice. If I could deal with DA/SA triggers, I'd have one of those already.

harrygunner
July 27, 2012, 10:42 PM
Nice find. Glad to see the interest in 10mm.

The_Armed_Therapist
July 27, 2012, 11:10 PM
Sweet stuff! I want. :evil:

Dakotared
July 27, 2012, 11:23 PM
Sweet find hope you like it

Devonai
July 27, 2012, 11:41 PM
I hate you. Fire from hell hate you. $375 is a ridiculously good deal. :)

As an owner of a Glock 29, and a former owner of a 1006, I would trade the Glock for the Smith in a hot minute. I enjoy my 4566 and 3913, but if I can find a 1006 or a 1066 then I will be one very happy camper.

MachIVshooter
July 28, 2012, 12:10 AM
$375 is a ridiculously good deal.

Yes, it is. The going rate for a decent 1006 is anywhere from $600-$900 these days. Even if you decided you didn't want it, you could double your money reselling it.

I already have a 1006, but if I saw another at $375, I would definitely have a matched pair!

hAkron-

You will not be disappointed. The 1006 is as sturdy as they come, mild in the recoil department even with full power loads, uber-reliable and extremely accurate. The triggers are certainly not like the clean/crisp break you'd get with a nice 1911 or elite series Witness, but they are quite manageable once you get used to them. I have a half-dozen 3rd gen S&W autos, and I'm not parting with any of them!

DesertFox
July 28, 2012, 12:28 AM
Score. You'll love it. It will outlast and probably be able to out-shoot you. $375? Wow. Score.

jmr40
July 28, 2012, 06:58 AM
Trust me, you did much better than the EAA. I like my Glock, but would love to fine a 1006 at a good price. Every person I know who tried the EAA in 10mm has had problems. The other calibers seem better.

itchy1
July 28, 2012, 08:23 AM
I would take up shooting 10mm(and reloading as well) if I found one at that price. Phenomenal find there.

hentown
July 28, 2012, 08:42 AM
Good find! I'd be one of those voting for the G20, but you're the buyer and, occasionally, the decision-maker, so you did very well!! ;)

PabloJ
July 28, 2012, 08:45 AM
I passed on one with box and papers for $750 or $799. For $375 I would also bring the big "Stainless Toad" home with me.

ku4hx
July 28, 2012, 08:48 AM
Now buy the G20 and have a brace of 10s. I got mine in the early '90s and that was two of the best gun-buying decisions I ever made.

PabloJ
July 28, 2012, 08:53 AM
Now buy the G20 and have a brace of 10s. I got mine in the early '90s and that was two of the best gun-buying decisions I ever made.
If I buy another 10x25 it will be Glock 29SF.....luv my first one a whole lot.

Simmy952
July 28, 2012, 09:00 AM
You scored there. I sold my 1006 and kicked myself afterward. You cannot go wrong there for under $400.

420Stainless
July 28, 2012, 10:02 AM
Nice looking pistol at a terrific price. Hope you enjoy your new find and have a great time with 10mm.

loadedround
July 28, 2012, 10:05 AM
Great buy! Since you like the 10mm as I do, I would like to recommend the new 10 mm website... 10mm-firearms.com It's designed for 10 mm shooters of all types and a lot of information is posted there, plus the site also has a good section on reloading. :)

mavracer
July 28, 2012, 11:08 AM
very nice, great score.

Karys
July 28, 2012, 12:01 PM
Yeah you did real good there. I picked up a 1006 about five months ago and I was out the door for almost double what you paid.

swinokur
July 28, 2012, 12:11 PM
Wow, i paid 650 for mine and it has some scratches around the slide stop. Great find.

I own 4 10mm Smiths. 1066,1006, 1076, 1026. Basically all the DA/SA models. They are among the finest 10mm pistols ever made IMHO. Built like tanks and will outlast all of us.

Good on you.

flyskater
July 28, 2012, 04:12 PM
Congrats. I love my 45 but 10mm blows it away. I added a compensator and it shoots hot loads like a 9mm.

wally
July 28, 2012, 04:26 PM
If I could deal with DA/SA triggers, I'd have one of those already.

+1

But I that price I'd jump on it anyways!

hAkron
July 28, 2012, 04:29 PM
I did a quick function test today. WOW! This gun is a pleasure to shoot. Dry firing showed the trigger pull to be heavy, but it has a very positive trigger pull and a short reset. The gun is very well built.

PabloJ
July 28, 2012, 08:06 PM
Yeah you did real good there. I picked up a 1006 about five months ago and I was out the door for almost double what you paid.
The prices for ones in top shape range between $700 and $800 around here yet rare 4505 which is blued carbon steel version of 4506 can be had for $500. I don't get it.:scrutiny:

JROC
July 29, 2012, 01:18 AM
Awesome!

10mm FTW!!! I have a G20SF and love the hell out of it. With that said Glock isn't the only gun manufacture who builds great firearms and I'm sure the S&W is an excellent piece. It's good to see any gun chambered in 10mm.

I wish they would start making a Baby Desert Eagle II in 10mm.

Ash
July 29, 2012, 07:44 AM
S&W autos often get a back seat to poly-striker pistols like the XD or Glock to the neophyte or even by some dealers. Folks assume that the dealer knows all about firearms, yet my experience is the opposite. You may have a C&R dealer who knows everything about US or German martial arms sell a minty Finnish 28/30 for $150 because its just a Russian rifle. A guy who thinks that the world would reach nirvana if a Glock and an AR had a baby could easily dismiss the value of an all-metal S&W.

Those are the kinds of dealers I seek out at gun shows.

hAkron
July 29, 2012, 08:33 AM
S&W autos often get a back seat to poly-striker pistols like the XD or Glock to the neophyte or even by some dealers. Folks assume that the dealer knows all about firearms, yet my experience is the opposite. You may have a C&R dealer who knows everything about US or German martial arms sell a minty Finnish 28/30 for $150 because its just a Russian rifle. A guy who thinks that the world would reach nirvana if a Glock and an AR had a baby could easily dismiss the value of an all-metal S&W.

Those are the kinds of dealers I seek out at gun shows.

I agree with you. The place where I bought it, their bread and butter seems to be selling popular, mainstream guns. Their motivation was getting it cheap from the guy trading it in, and selling it fast.

Plan2Live
July 29, 2012, 08:49 AM
If I could deal with DA/SA triggers, I'd have one of those already.
You do know you can cock the hammer for that first round...

Dan-O
July 29, 2012, 12:59 PM
$375 for that gun is a an absolute steal.

ATLDave
July 29, 2012, 03:43 PM
I wish they would start making a Baby Desert Eagle II in 10mm.

You do know that the BDE is basically a Tanfoglio... the same manufacturer that makes the Witness line. The frame size is a little different (the Witnesses that get imported to the US have a slightly larger frame, but that's needed to accommodate the length of the 10mm round anyway), and the safety is mounted in a different place. Otherwise, there basically IS a BDE in 10mm... it's called an EAA Witness.

JROC
July 29, 2012, 03:47 PM
^I know the Jericho 941 is based off the CZ75(which I own one), as is the Witness. I think the Baby DE is a good looking gun. I'm not attracted to the Witness though. IDK I just don't care to spend money on one.

If I was to get another 10mm I would get a Delta Elite.

SharpsDressedMan
July 29, 2012, 07:20 PM
I was going to say, "50% off!"

SharpsDressedMan
July 29, 2012, 09:06 PM
Where did you find it? I live near Akron , and I never see deals like that!

hAkron
July 29, 2012, 10:14 PM
Where did you find it? I live near Akron , and I never see deals like that!

Stonewall in Broadview Heights. They have GREAT deals on used guns from time to time....8% sales tax though.

Golderpuff
July 29, 2012, 10:41 PM
Even with 8% sales tax deals like that make me want to take a trip south!

SharpsDressedMan
July 29, 2012, 10:54 PM
Dang! Haven't checked there in a long time. They get so much range traffic, I never figured anything good would sit in case long enough for me to snag it! Congrats!

hAkron
July 30, 2012, 12:19 AM
Yeah, there can be some deals. I think on some stuff they price it low just to move it. I bought one of their previous range guns, a CZ75 BD Police for $350 with the box, paperwork, spare mag, CZ snap caps, etc. the finish was a little rough but it's a great shooter. The next day I bought another CZ BD (non-police) for $395. That gun was in 99% condition.

They have a reputation of being rude, but I find everyone I've dealt with there to be quite friendly. YMMV.

Rock185
July 30, 2012, 12:48 AM
What a bargain on what appears to be a very high condition gun! Yours appears to have the 3rd./ latest type trigger guard. I have owned several S&W 10MMs, 1006 fixed and adjustable sights, 1026.1076,610, etc. All very good,heavy duty guns that easily handle the actual 10MM type ammo, as opposed to the almost .40 S&W equivalent loads prevalent today...

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