Hello & Question

Hello & Question

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    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,

    Mrgoodcat


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    Welcome...

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    I'll let others comment on that particular firearm.

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    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.

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    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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    Welcome from central Mississippi.
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    Welcome from South Carolina. Can you say "get a Glock"...
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    Welcome from Texas!

    Nothing at all wrong with a 5906, it's a very reliable gun.
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    from Ga. +1 on the Glock.
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    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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    Cool Welcome from southern Louisiana!

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    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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