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sammy
02-27-2010, 5:46 PM
I still can't believe it. I scored a NIB Smith & Wesson 1006 with Novak fixed sights. For the last 5 years I have been too late or short of cash when they came up. Now I am looking for a holster so I can shoot it in IDPA. I think it is the same size as a 4506 but I still have not had any luck finding a kydex holster. Can anyone concirm that a 4506 holster will work with the 1006? The only thing I have found is Safariland duty holsters. Anyone have any ideas? I will be going out to USI tomorrow morning if anyone wants to meet up and shoot it.
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TURBOELKY
02-27-2010, 5:56 PM
there's a used one for sale on here, but its been for sale for a LONG time!! Those are bad boys, thats for sure. Great looking pistol! I have no ideal about a holster, just wanted to ask....Whats that blemish behind that beautiful smith??:D
Good buy bro!:43:

powderedtoastman
02-27-2010, 6:00 PM
wanna sell it? :D Nice looking pistol man. I could never shoot well with my dad's 4006, it didn't seem to fit my claws; but it was a stupidly reliable and an accurate gun. Sweet!

sammy
02-27-2010, 6:10 PM
there's a used one for sale on here, but its been for sale for a LONG time!! Those are bad boys, thats for sure. Great looking pistol! I have no ideal about a holster, just wanted to ask....Whats that blemish behind that beautiful smith??:D
Good buy bro!:43:

I think I know the pistol you are talking about. Way overpriced for most folks but might sell to a collector. That blemish is the only other 10mm in the stable. Very accurate and a hoot to shoot in IDPA. It is amazing how the Glock platform soaks up the recoil. I am curious to see how the 1006 absorbs recoil compared to the Glock. We will find out tomorrow!!!! :D

Stkx66
02-27-2010, 6:46 PM
Please let us know how they compare- I would really appreciate it.

sammy
02-28-2010, 5:47 PM
I put 100 rounds of 200g. Zero's at 1175fps today. Ate everything perfect except for a well used home made dummy that has been pushed back in the case quite a ways. The recoil was manageable but I think the Glock absorbs it much better. I think it is because the grip on the Glock is quite a bit larger. The Smith feels quite a bit like a 1911 without the thumb saftey there to rest the right thumb on. Overall very pleased. Here is 5" shoot-n-see shot at 15 yrds free hand.
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x183/carcrazysammy/P1010139.jpg

Stkx66
02-28-2010, 5:59 PM
Glock 20 didn't fit my hands well. I have a Kimber Eclipse 10mm on order.
Thanks for posting back. Good shooting!

sammy
02-28-2010, 6:06 PM
Glock 20 didn't fit my hands well. I have a Kimber Eclipse 10mm on order.
Thanks for posting back. Good shooting!

The Kimber 10mm is very sweet. I tried chickenfreid's before I got my G20. Very accurate and minimal recoil with factory ammo. It is too bad most factory is so watered down.

cineski
02-28-2010, 6:07 PM
Excellent!!! What other ammo will you use. It's always satisfying to de-virgin a NIB older gun. What year was yours made?

sammy
02-28-2010, 6:24 PM
Excellent!!! What other ammo will you use. It's always satisfying to de-virgin a NIB older gun. What year was yours made?

The only time I have used any factory ammo was Remington 200g. Very lightly loaded. Mostly what I am using is a 180g. Montana Gold HP over 9.4 grains of Longshot and Starline brass. This pushed the bullet to 1275fps out of a standard length KKM barrel in my G20. I figure the brass is good for this high of a load only about 4 times. After that I download them to 1200fps and use them till they crack. I ran the numbers a while ago but if I remember right brand new handloads ran me about $.24 a piece.

As far as the gun's age I am not sure. They only made them for 3 years (89-92 IIRC) The serial is TFB13**. I did a breif google search and found nothing as for what year it is. Sammy

xxsleepyxx
02-28-2010, 7:35 PM
Hey sammy I will be looking for a 3913 when I am of age. Did it really take that much effort to find this gun? I really like em. However, the 10MM was discontinued or more rare right?

sammy
02-28-2010, 8:02 PM
Hey sammy I will be looking for a 3913 when I am of age. Did it really take that much effort to find this gun? I really like em. However, the 10MM was discontinued or more rare right?

They only made them for 3 years. I guess they were not that popular and ammo was or is expensive. I have a 3914 that I got on a whim. Saw it sitting on consingment at Contra Costa Collectables for $400.00 I believe and had to get it. Light holster wear and little if ever fired. Very accurate and a keeper for sure. The 3913's can be found much easier than the 10xx series. If you keep $400.00 in your pocket and watch the for sale section of the forum I imagine you can find one in 6 months or less. The 3rd generation Smiths are the best kept secret in handguns.

xxsleepyxx
02-28-2010, 8:05 PM
I agree, Thanks!