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Any love for S&W Autos?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Riomouse911, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Riomouse911

    Riomouse911 Member

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    With the S&W revolver getting most of the attention from S&W fans, their autoloaders have been flying along almost under the popularity radar.

    I had a bad experience with one particular 5906 way back in 1991, but I still think that the G-3 S&W autos are built hell-for-stout and with that one exception they shoot very well. I still have a 4013 from 1992 (or 1993?...I can't remember off the top of my head.) Let's see who else has a S&W auto that they'd like to share with the group...
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  2. AnthemBassMan

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    Those 3rd gen Smiths are sweet! I don’t own any, but I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on a CS45!

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  3. earlthegoat2

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    CS9 and 3906 and 1006 are my favorites from the third gen era.
     
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  4. Dragonfly

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    I also had a bad experience with a 5906 in the early 1990s...felt great in the hand but I could not shoot it worth a darn. I've recently warmed back up to some of the guns that were popular back in the time when I was just getting into shooting and picked up this Model 469 last year.

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  5. GBExpat

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    I have a 659 that I purchased in the mid'80s that is accurate and reliable ... and very heavy. :)
     
  6. Bama59

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    My first auto was a 469 , had to sell it but kept my 5906.
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  7. crestoncowboy

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    They are definitely solid guns. Great with the 10mm cartridge too.
    Kings has trade in 4006s for 399. Just fyi.
     
  8. Enfielder

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    Years ago, I traded a Sig P-6 for a 4506.
    Sold the Smith and wish I still had the Sig . Not for anything other than it was a huge handgun. It was just too big.
     
  9. jmace57

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    I sort of went on a kick a while back. Bought a bunch in sheriff's sales. Love the ergonomics. Every one has been super-reliable.

    I now have the following:
    4 x Model 39-2s
    4 x Model 59s

    one each of:
    Model 908
    Model 5903
    Model 6906
    Model 915
    Model 439
    Model 539
    Model 459
     
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  10. SwampWolf

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    Regarding Smith & Wesson autos, I've always been a fan of the "Third Generation" variants and relied on a Model 6906 for a large portion of my time in le. Too, I don't think there have ever been better pistols suited for Bullseye competition than the Model 41, chambered in .22 auto and the Model 52, chambered in .38 Special. Finally, imo, the best centerfire auto pistol ever made for target shooting and self-defense purposes is (was) the superb Model 945.
    So yeah, I love them. :thumbup:
     
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  11. MachIVshooter

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    Lots of love for 3rd gens here. I have a 1006, 4506, 4006, 5906 and 4516-1. None of them are leaving my collection.
     
  12. ilgac

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    My only one a 439.

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    My son’s...

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    He got the 669 and the nickel 39-2 from me.
     
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  13. armedwalleye

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    I need to do another family photo...let's see...

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    5903, with an additional 669 slide and barrel
    5904
    6904
    6906
    4013TSW
    5946

    Never had any of these do anything but go bang. I believe they'll feed empty beer cans if you can stuff them into the magazine.
     
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  14. thomas15

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    In the past I have had a 5946 and 6906 don't miss either of them, especially the DAO 5946. The 6906 I gave to my brother.
     
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    I've been searching for a 5900/6900 series to pair with my Marlin Camp9, but alas there are none for sale in my area. I even made a trip to Maine to Kittery Trading Post ,they had hundreds of pistols and one or two S&W autos, in 45acp.......
    They must be desirable? no one is trading them in anymore!
     
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    None here.
     
  18. SharpDog

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    Two 4006's (home defense) and two 1st gen M&P Pro-L .40's converted to 9mm with Carter comps (competition).
     
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    The M&P polymer series have been smartly designed and reliable in my experience.
     
  20. Rio Laxas

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    My Performance Center 845 / .45 Target Champion is very nice. It doesn't quite rank up there with a Swiss SIG P210, but is every bit the equal of a SIG Sauer P226S X5. I also like the 4506-1 and 1006. I have a 5906, but I don't like it nearly as much for some reason. Maybe because it is a double stack.
     
  21. bannockburn

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    Used to have a Model 469 when they first came out. Liked the size of the gun and it's double satck magazine but didn't care for the slide mounted safety or the long DA trigger pull. Later generations saw definite improvements, like with the Model 669 that I had, and had better ergonomics especially with the redesigned grips they had.
     
  22. cocojo

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    What no love! are you kidding? The M&P 2.0 is awesome, I own three. My favorite is my model 59 which I carried in the 70’s in a shoulder holster which I still have and carry. I go old school once and a while. My bodyguard 380 is always with me.
     
  23. mdThanatos

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    I have never been huge fan of S&W. I have shot a pinned and recessed Model 27 that was really nice, I have shot some 3rd gen autos that I didn't care for, haven't shot one of their 1911's but kind of want to. With all that said I really like the 2.0 M&P series.
     
  24. bc1023

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    Eh, I have some old classics, like a 39 and 52-2. They are nice guns. Its the Performance Center pistols from the 1990's and 2000's that really intrigue me.

    They are amazing shooters. Its a shame the Performance Center is no more...


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  25. bc1023

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    I would agree that the old PC Smiths are about on the same level as the Mastershop Sig Sauers in terms of build quality and accuracy...


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    The Swiss P210 is on another level, especially the older models from the 60's and 70's.


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