Opinions on S&W 1006

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    Opinions on S&W 1006

    Just bought a Smith 1006 customized by Wayne Novaks shop and it will replace my Gov't/Commander 1911s as a carry weapon possibly. Where I live there have been several sitings of cougars/Mountain Lions and the occasional black bear so personally I feel the 10mm round would be a much better defensive round against them as well as two legged critters. I will be loading it with Double Tap 180 or 200 controlled expansion Gold Dots or XTPs. Comments!!

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    Great weapon, especially for your intended use. A good belt and holster setup will be a nessessity, it's not a light gun. I would get at least a 22lb recoil spring for running doubletap. Enjoy it I hope you never need it.

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    +1 on a good belt, those full size stainless pieces are heavy.

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    The 1006 is a good heavy handgun and should take the recoil of the 10MM cgt for sure. Good gun for the handloader. I have a Glock 29 which I carry for those two and four legged critters
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    I was, for a time, issued a 1076 by my former agency. I absolutely loved it. One of my favorite alltime handguns I have ever carried. It was big and heavy, but it was a tackdriver and a pleasure to shoot. I'm guessing the same will apply to your 1006.
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    I had a 1066, which is now in the hands of a fellow Combat Carry member. You are just fine with that piece. Poor cougar won't have a chance... nice find !
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    Exellent.
    Personally, I think the 1006 is one of the better S&W semi auto's.

    Its hard to argue about the 10mm...its just too good !
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    The gun flat out rocks. It's my favorite 10. It shoots straight and feels like driving a big Cadillac. Smooth and solid. If you don't mind, what did you have done to it?

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    A Novak-tuned 1006? You lucky dog you! Enjoy it!!!

    I have a 1006 with adjustable sights. I also own a 1066. They are the best S&W semi-autos IMHO. They are also the best 10mm made (also IMHO).

    Coincidentally enough, I received a Bar-Sto drop-fit barrel for my 1006 that I purchased from Bar-Sto during the 2007 SHOT Show. Can't wait to fire that barrel out of my gun!

    I recommend you pick up reloading if you don't already since inexpensive training 10mm ammo doesn't exist. It will be way cheaper to reload the round and carry the good stuff (in your case, DT...which is outstanding) when you CC the gun.

    I shoot mostly 165 grain loads out of my S&W 10mm's.
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    Sold mine, never a good gun. Had issues with the trigger, and never got it worked out. Now I have the Wesson Bobtail in 10 and a Stainless Target Kimber as well. Every once in a while a bad gun gets out there, and I was lucky enough to get one of "em". I had only read good reports on them, which prompted the purchase originally. I got my investment back, so no complaints. Enjoy your purchase. Great caliber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artz View Post
    I had a 1066, which is now in the hands of a fellow Combat Carry member. You are just fine with that piece. Poor cougar won't have a chance... nice find !
    I have and I'm going to keep it, Arthur. Thanks again for selling it to me.

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    Novak did an action tune, trigger job, target barrel crown and night sites. For all purposes it is a new gun, only one box of ammo thru her. I do reload but Double Tap has some great prices on 10mm as well as 45acp if you like the "hot stuff".

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    oh man, what luck, i wish i had one. great gun and will do the job that you want it to.
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    It is a classic gun. Enjoy shooting it.
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    I have always thought the 3rd generation S&W auto's are always underated. They are built like a tank!! Steve48

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