October 12th, 2009 04:37 PM
Hello & Question
Hello Fellow Defenders of Freedom,
I hope the year is treating everyone well and I'm looking forward to using this forum as a great resource personally and professionally.
I have a job in Maryland working for a private security company and they have selected me as a new candidate for their armed protection division. I am excited and honored.
I have been an avid marksmen all my life but this will be the first time I have concentrated on hand guns.
The company I work for does not provide duty weapons so I'm having to find a reliable pistol that I can afford on my budget.
Over the past 2 years I have been trying different models and have settled on a Smith & Wesson 5906.
I have a colleague that I go shooting with who has a 5906 he will be willing to sell. It's an older gun (approximately 2500 rounds fired).
He is asking $350-$375 for it. Includes Uncle Mikes holster and, two 15 round clips. No scratches on the gun, but could use a little exterior cleaning.
I've put 50 rounds of Federal 9mm Luger 115 grain FMJ RN through it today and it behaved very well. No jams, easy action.
Is this a reasonable price?
I appreciate any feedback in the matter and look forward to reading your posts.
Thanks in advance,
October 12th, 2009 04:50 PM
from Central Florida!
I'll let others comment on that particular firearm.
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October 12th, 2009 04:53 PM
Welcome from Virginia.
If your allowed to carry hollow point ammo in your weapon I would suggest you make sure it digests it reliably before putting out money for it. While rn bullets are good for punching paper, it's not ideal for a situation where your life might be hanging in the balance.
October 12th, 2009 04:56 PM
Welcome from Michigan!
Sorry the 5906 isn't my forte. I'm sure there will be others here that can help.
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October 12th, 2009 05:15 PM
Welcome from central Mississippi.
October 12th, 2009 05:20 PM
Welcome from South Carolina. Can you say "get a Glock"...
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October 12th, 2009 05:44 PM
from Ga. +1 on the Glock.
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October 12th, 2009 05:45 PM
October 12th, 2009 05:48 PM
Welcome from Victoria, B.C.
I have no opinion on the 5906, but I'm sure it has it's fans.
+1000 on making sure it feeds hollow points if that's the way you go!!
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October 12th, 2009 06:41 PM
Welcome from southern Louisiana!
October 12th, 2009 06:46 PM
Welcome from Southern Illinois!
as far as the S&W 5906 that seems like a pretty fair price.
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This guy is selling it for pretty close to that price once you factor in shipping/transfer fee. I have a few buddies with that gun and they like it alot. Good Luck!
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