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New Addition: Smith & Wesson 5903

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Texas Colt, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Texas Colt

    Texas Colt Well-Known Member

    A while back I bought my first S&W semi-auto, a compact 6906 9mm. It's a great gun and it gave me the itch to add another Smith to the stable.

    The new addition arrived earlier this week. It's a used, police turn-in S&W Model 5903 9mm. The 5903 is a full sized gun with a 15 round mag, yet it has an alloy frame like the smaller 6906. It balances very nice in the hand and points naturally. This one even came with genuine Novak sights.

    After a complete tear down, inspection, cleaning, and replacement of all the springs, it was ready for the range.

    And the verdict is... It's a winner. Function was flawless. It went through 50 rounds of 124 gr. flat points without a hiccup. At 10 yards, it easily kept all 50 shots in the 10-ring of a B27 target. Not bad for a used cop gun!

    Here's a couple pics of the new addition...


  2. Storm

    Storm Well-Known Member

    Sweet gun! I have one just like it except with square trigger guard and adjustable sights.

    Caution. Be very careful. These guns, 2nd and 3rd Gen Smiths, are as addicting as all get out. I have over 20 of them and plan on more. Rock solid, reliable, and accurate.
  3. highorder

    highorder Well-Known Member


    What does one cost you in Texas, If I might ask?
  4. Texas Colt

    Texas Colt Well-Known Member

    I paid $350 for this one.
  5. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    Quiet! If word gets out about how good they are, the prices will go up! :p
  6. Wirtbowhunter

    Wirtbowhunter Member

    Very nice, I had one of these that I sold about 5 or 6 years ago. I really miss it now. Congrats!!
  7. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    An attribute often overlooked by the "Smith-bashers."
  8. Texas Colt

    Texas Colt Well-Known Member

    If anyone is interested in picking up one of these fine shooters, Cole Distributing still has some in stock. Last time I checked, they had the 5903 and the 5904 in stock. http://www.coledistributing.com/
  9. KONY

    KONY Well-Known Member

    Texas Colt, any idea on what dept yours came from? Also, care to share the 1st 3 digits of the serial?
  10. gafirefighter

    gafirefighter Active Member

    Great find and a good price. Enjoy,

  11. Taurus_9mm

    Taurus_9mm Well-Known Member

    I don't have any experience with them but have always heard good things about the series. I've been wanting a 5906 for awhile now.

  12. skeeter_08

    skeeter_08 Well-Known Member

    Until you have had a chance to shoot one of these metal frame S&W autoloaders, you don't know how good they are; absolutely the best value going in a used autoloader! skeeter_08
  13. brin747

    brin747 Well-Known Member

    I don't know about the 5900 series, but I absolutely love my 6906.

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