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S&w 5906

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    S&w 5906

    Thoughts on the S&W 5906?

    How reliable is it? What ammo is the best rout to go with it?

    Never had a chance to fire one but I found a decent deal on one.

    I'll be picking it up tomorrow, so I'm hoping to get some opinions on it tonight.

    It will primarily be a home defense pistol - later on I may use it to get my CHL. This will also be the pistol I'll be teaching my fiance to shoot with.

    Thanks for the help guys
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    As reliable as any gun out there. As far as ammo, whatever is decent price for practice. I like the speer gold dot 124+p for a defense load. It's an all steel 9mm, so recoil is going to be mild for teaching purposes.

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    my dad loves them, he has 6.... One of the most reliable weapons he owns... it eats anything we throw at it
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    I've seen a lot of them on the line when they were issued here. Heavy but very reliable. Make sure you like the DA/SA trigger system first, some people don't.
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    good gun, as for ammo,,, practive ammo i would look for the best price. carry ammo federal hydro shock is one of the best. also gold dot is good.
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    Outstanding gun; extremely reliable. Depending on which variant you get (stainless steel or alloy frame) a bit heavy.

    Not in fashion these days 'cause it's not an M&P or some other polymer-framed wunderpistolen or a 1911.
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    They work.
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