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A secret obsession of mine, yet I'll prolly never own one.....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Gary in Pennsylvania, Feb 27, 2008.

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  1. Gary in Pennsylvania

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    1086?

    That baby flew so fast and hard under the radar I didn't even know it existed. Back in college, my absolute favorite .45 auto was the 4586 - same gun, .45 ACP. It was Smith's "Commander" and it was slick, sleek and no-nonsense with a revolver-like trigger pull (back then, their DAO's were a pleasant 11 pounds, I believe).

    If I'd have known there were 1086's, I'd have been all over that, because the 10mm was also a great piece.

    Maybe with the upsurge in the 10mm's popularity, we'll see a return of the 1006 and 1066 at least.

    Slick slide would be just sweet.
     
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    I have the 1006, someoen here claimed they were somewhat fragile though! And I read that somewhere else too. It seems like a very beefy gun. Some of those weird variations of the 10mm S&W like the DAO versions must have had quite low production numbers.
     
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    Very much so, I dearly miss my 1086
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but these are some of my least favorite guns out there.

    The caliber is great...but S&W does very little for me outside of the M&P models. I find these to be like a fat girl in an ugly, 2 sizes too small, flower print dress.

    If I was on a desert island....maybe. If I was at a dance with a whole lot prettier girls....no way.
     
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    The 1076's are not DAO. They have a frame mounted decocker, and after the first shot are single action.

    It's still a great gun, and doesn't seem to be fragile. 10mm is a super round. I found out that Jerry Miculek carries a 10mm in his truck around home in LA. He mentioned the model, but I didn't catch it. He really praised the 10mm as a flat shooting round.
     
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    For some reason I never shot S&W autos well. I owned a 457 for awhile and a buddy had a 10mm (I don't know what model). Couldn't shoot either worth a darn. I do like their revolvers though.
     
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    Looks a lot like my S&W 910. I've never fired a 10mm but the 910 is one comfortable gun.
     
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    In my experience, fragile they ain't (I have two and shoot them a lot). They're industrial strength handguns with the additional benefit of being heavy enough to make a good club if you run out of ammunition. The only downside to the 1006 (and the other 10X6s) is that d****d spring-loaded pin on the slide stop - I have broken more fingernails on that little pin than I care to remember trying to reassemble them. :D
     
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