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  • S&W 4006

    The S&W 4006 was my duty weapon while serving with the Sheriff's department. It is probably the only American made weapon I would trust carrying concealed or for duty.

    My old one had thousands of problem free rounds that I fired during training, practise, and other training courses we were able to take for free through SILEC (Southwestern Illinois law Enforcement Commission).

    I sold mine shortly after resigning but it has always held a soft spot in my heart.

    So. With my tax refund I'm going to pay of a personal loan at my mortgage bank, and buy a lightly used S&W 4006, a new Galco Combat Master holster, and a new set of Hogue rubber. The B&T GHM9 will wait until late Spring.

    Don't know which one yet. My refund won't hit the bank until Monday morning, but there are several nice models on GB, including a NIB model but I won't be buying that one. Used are running right around the $400+/- mark.

    One of S&W's finest.
    Peace Through Strength, Victory Through Devastation...Strategic Air Command

    American by birth, made from German parts from Emmingen, Baden-Württemberg

    An unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!

    Das Leben ist zu kurz, um billiges Bier zu trinken!

  • #2
    Re: S&W 4006

    Good choice! I keep my eyes skinned for an appropriate private sales deal for the Third Generation Smith and Wesson Steel...a steal,IMHO. A 3906,5906 and/or 4006,1006 are always of interest to me...4506 would not be ignored either.
    Gregory Peter DuPont

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    • #3
      Re: S&W 4006

      I picked up a 5906 back in early September, and have no complaints. It's big and heavy, but it runs like a Cadillac. Solid, smooth operation, and the weight makes the 9mm almost like shooting a .22 mag.

      I've never handled a 4006, but if they are as nice as the 5906 is, they are worth having.

      Alle Kunst ist umsunst Wenn ein Engel auf das Zundloch brunzet (All skill is in vain if an angel pisses down the touch-hole of your musket.) Old German Folk Wisdom.

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      • #4
        Re: S&W 4006

        They're very nice. The weight of the 4006 tames that .40 S&W recoil to feel like a 9mm or less. Very easy shooting. Easier than carrying! But carry it shall be.

        I have a few days left to wait before making the purchase.

        Maybe the Kel-Tec and the US Ranger made PPK will be able to keep it company amidst all of the Germans in the cabinet.

        The one I'm eyeballing is at $469 with no bids or Buy it Now for $499. Not that it isn't worth it (with two mags), and I'd give $500 for it in the nice condition that it's in, but we'll wait 'till the Government actually puts the money in my account first.
        Peace Through Strength, Victory Through Devastation...Strategic Air Command

        American by birth, made from German parts from Emmingen, Baden-Württemberg

        An unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!

        Das Leben ist zu kurz, um billiges Bier zu trinken!

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        • #5
          Re: S&W 4006

          I like my 4006 - bought used 20-some years ago... Had a local S&W auto specialist go over it. He did a few custom touches for free -- polished the extractor and one mag to a mirror finish, glass beaded the appropriate areas of the frame and slide to remove holster wear, and tuned the trigger a bit. I bought a bunch of mags for it back when CDNN had them on sale for $11ea. I have a Hogue rubber grip on mine as well.

          Like 'gripper', I certainly wouldn't turn down a 1006 or 4506 if'n one came up at a fair price. For 9mm, I'll stick with my trusty 39-2 because I just love that light alloy frame and curved backstrap.
          Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean that they're not out to get you!

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          • #6
            Re: S&W 4006

            I finally was able to pick one out and placed a bid. It'S not over for a few days to we'll see how it goes.

            I certainly hope I win. I just bought a brand new Galco Combat Master in black, two sets of grips, one Hogue rubber, and one factory new rounded back, and two extra 11 rounders.

            I hope no one bids against me. There are a lot of them there to choose from and they don't seem to be as popular with all the plastic that's available. You never hear anyone mention these pistols anymore. It's MP this and Shield that, blah, blah, blah.

            It's like they never existed.
            Peace Through Strength, Victory Through Devastation...Strategic Air Command

            American by birth, made from German parts from Emmingen, Baden-Württemberg

            An unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!

            Das Leben ist zu kurz, um billiges Bier zu trinken!

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            • #7
              Re: S&W 4006

              The nicer ones IMO are the stainless ones. CDNN had a sale a few years ago on magazines (11-rd) for around $10 ea. Like other steel guns, mags are going away.

              The 4046 is another nice one, but with a stiff trigger but if you get some better springs, it is a nice pistol to shoot.
              “I have a Right to my Life; I have a Right to the Fruits of my Labor. If you concede the principle of the Income Tax, you concede the principle that the government owns ALL your income and permits you to keep a certain percentage of it.”
              ─Ron Paul, interview by Time on Sep 17, 2009.

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              • #8
                Re: S&W 4006

                I just can't convince myself to go with a .40 Short&Weak, actually.

                YMMV, and a lot of folks mileage does vary, but for me, if I can't have a .45 or a 10mm, I'll go ahead and run the 9mm. I've had about 6 or 7 handguns in .40S&W, and I currently own two.

                The only reason I kept those two was because I really ought to be able to shoot .40, just in case that's all the ammo I can find.

                That's the same position I'm in with .357 Sig, FWIW.

                The recoil on either one doesn't "push", it twists, which throws me off of getting back on target from what I'm used to doing. I suspect it's an ergonomic thing, like it is with Glocks for me, but it's a thing none the less.

                If it works for you, good on 'ya, and enjoy the pistol. Whatever works right for you is what's good.

                Alle Kunst ist umsunst Wenn ein Engel auf das Zundloch brunzet (All skill is in vain if an angel pisses down the touch-hole of your musket.) Old German Folk Wisdom.

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                • #9
                  Re: S&W 4006

                  I bought it for nostalgic reasons. Not because I have any sort of affinity for the .40S&W cartridge. I can take it or leave it. Eh.

                  I do like the pistol a lot though and it's quite manageable in this caliber especially with the Hogue grips.
                  Peace Through Strength, Victory Through Devastation...Strategic Air Command

                  American by birth, made from German parts from Emmingen, Baden-Württemberg

                  An unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!

                  Das Leben ist zu kurz, um billiges Bier zu trinken!

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                  • #10
                    Re: S&W 4006

                    Done deal. I had one bid against me a few nights ago but I think he was just testing the waters.

                    Bought and paid for and FFL is in hand. Gun ships tomorrow.

                    This one is CLEAN! And no MIM parts!





                    Peace Through Strength, Victory Through Devastation...Strategic Air Command

                    American by birth, made from German parts from Emmingen, Baden-Württemberg

                    An unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!

                    Das Leben ist zu kurz, um billiges Bier zu trinken!

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