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Smith And Wesson 6906

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by BayouBocephus, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. BayouBocephus

    BayouBocephus Well-Known Member

    I just picked up a Model 6906 with less that 200 rounds put through it for $300. Its my first handgun and I wanted to know if its a good weapon. I have never been a fan of 9mm, but I thought it was a good price and it was an impulse buy...did I make a mistake?
  2. jhco

    jhco Well-Known Member

    not an expert on these pistols but 300 seems like a ok price. im not a fan of s&w autos but the are good pistols
  3. Seven High

    Seven High Well-Known Member

    Smith 6906s are great 9mms. I would load it up and shoot the heck out of it. That was a fair price.
  4. BayouBocephus

    BayouBocephus Well-Known Member

    thanks for the replys...im glad to know that I can have confidence in my gun
  5. capttom

    capttom Well-Known Member

    $300 is more than fair in my neck of the woods. It would be hard for me to resist.
  6. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    I had a 6946, the DAO version. I never really achieved the pinpoint accuracy I wanted with such a trigger, but it was 100% reliable when I had it, something I've found almost universal with these pistols.
  7. ernest.t.bass

    ernest.t.bass Active Member

    It's a great pistol. They are so reliable that are almost boring. It will never loose its value.

    The 3rd generation Smith Autos are the most overlooked pistol on the market. You got a good deal.
  8. 22lr

    22lr Well-Known Member

    I bought a 5906 a few weeks back and im totally sold on the platform. I don't now if i could go back to carrying a plastic gun. I just sold my Sigma, and im not looking back. A great gun, feels good in the hand, and if SHTF you can use it to give a nasty pistol whip. I ran 200 rounds though my gun the other day and nary a single problem from either mags or gun.
  9. 22lr

    22lr Well-Known Member

    O ya and you got a heck of a deal I paid $250 for mine but would have gladly paid $400. It will last long after the plastic Glocks start decaying (plastic is normally good for only about 100 years).
  10. Mountie855

    Mountie855 Well-Known Member

    Risking redundancy (I've said this in other posts), my favorite semiautos are 3rd gen S&W's- 3913, 6906, etc. Carried them as duty guns, still have 'em, and find them totally reliable, accurate and easy to carry.

    $300 for a 3rd gen Smith in decent shape is a good value. They'll feed anything that will fit in the magazine, easy to strip, clean and maintain.

    Though many disagree, I like the manual safety, and the magazine safety.
  11. Eightball

    Eightball Well-Known Member

    You got a great deal on it; it's a great piece. My only complaint of them is that I wish the grip fit my hands a little better :p
  12. SwampWolf

    SwampWolf Well-Known Member

    I've said this elsewhere but I'll say it again: there are people who complain about the handling/ergonomics, there are people who are turned off by the aesthetics but there are very few people who don't concede that the Smith&Wesson line of Third Generation pistols is the world standard for reliability in semi-auto handguns-well, except maybe for those Glock people...or even the SIG folks, or the Beretta and Ruger guys or maybe the HK fans or the 1911 and XD shooters...:confused: :)

    I own and shoot all of the aforementioned pistols except for the Glock (which I've shot a lot) and the Springfield XD (which I've never shot but have heard good things about) but for extreme reliability, my vote is for the Smith 3rd Generation pistols.
  13. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    The new M&P compact does have better hand fit and a consistent short-stroke trigger - as you would expect of new technology and development - but it will cost you over $200 more, too.


    I shoot my 6906 at least once a month. One of the best made and most reliable pistols I own. Buy 'em before they are all gone!
  15. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Great Guns

    I use to own a S&W 6906 that I bought for $235 OTD, with box-doc's
    and three magazines. The only reason I don't own it now, is because
    I needed to use it for partial trade towards my Les Baer TRS 1911~! :eek:
  16. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    You made a fine deal on a fine pistol.

    Now you need to go invest in 500rds of practice ammo from Academy or WallyWorld, and sign up for a basic pistol class. Shooting a pistol effectively is not an intuitive skill, and paying a little now to learn it right will save you lots of money, time, and frustration down the road.

    I sure wish I'd taken that advice, many years ago. :)
  17. BayouBocephus

    BayouBocephus Well-Known Member

    I am now thinkin about getting a full size 5906 to match with my 6906.
  18. Litlman

    Litlman Well-Known Member

    I got a 6906, great little gun. 5906 mags will fit in it & stick out the bottom.
  19. PX15

    PX15 Well-Known Member


    I'm a big fan of the 3rd gen Smiths.. In fact I have a Crimson Trace Lasergrip on my 5906 for my home defense choice, and I use the 5906 mags (w/S&W +2grip extender) on my 6906 when I need a compact carry pistol w/great capacity (15+1), and a 3913LS and CS9 for single stack carry.

    Third generation Smiths are KNOWN for absolute reliability, or as close to it as a firearm can be) and for my personal defense needs RELIABILITY is job one. (Maybe job 2 also?).

    I would recommend you order a couple of the +2 grip extenders from S&W as they increase your capacity by 3 rds, look and function as though they came from the factory and surprisingly the "feel" in the hand of the 6906 with the +2 mag is more to my liking than the standard 12rd mag w/fingertip extension.
    (Funny S&W calls it the "+2 grip extender", when it's actually +3 rds.)
    You might as well pick up a NIB 5906 while CDNN still has 'em.. ($399.99).

    You'll be happy with your 6906...

    Best Wishes,


    P.S. The photos below are of the 6906 w/+2 grip extender, the 6906 w/standard 12rd mag, and the CT equipped 5906.



  20. kal54

    kal54 New Member

    I must have the wrong web address for CDNN. Would you please post a link. I would like to check out their S&W guns. BTW - I spoke to you on another forum...I did get the +2 extenders, now I need two of the 5906 mags

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