Smith & Wesson Model 5906

The Smith & Wesson 5906 was produced and manufactured in 1989 by Smith & Wesson and is a third-generation pistol. The 5906 is a double column 9 mm pistol, double action and its construction is all stainless steel.
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The Smith & Wesson 5906 was produced and manufactured in 1989 by Smith & Wesson and is a third-generation pistol. The 5906 is a double column 9 mm pistol, double action and its construction is all stainless steel.

Design

The firearm is designed to fire the 9 mm Luger Parabellum ammunition. The firearm has the unique feature in that it can't be fired with the magazine out of place while being a true double-action pistol. This feature was designed and developed to meet the requirements of several different law enforcement agencies concerned with providing an additional level of safety for their officers. The S&W 5906 at first came standard with s ten round magazine.

Key Features

Other notable unique features included a one piece rear wraparound grip, fully ambidextrous safety levers and a choice of either the fully adjustable rear sight for both elevation and windage or fixed sights. An extremely popular model with military and law enforcement units in the United States, it has somewhat fallen out of interest with the emergence of much lighter, polymer framed models from H&K, Glock, and Sig Sauer in both .40 cal and 9mm calibers.

8 Comments

6 years 27 weeks ago, 6:48 PM

Anonymous

Hold in the trigger and drop the magazine. Keeping the trigger squeeze, you can still fire the last round. I found this to be a useful feature in combat shooting, because you can reload and still have a live weapon. I carried it as a law enforcement sidearm.

6 years 25 weeks ago, 7:21 PM

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Every weapon can, its called "one in the chamber"

Be Kind and Courteous to All That You Meet, But Always Have A Plan to Kill Them -U.S. Marine Corp General-
5 years 42 weeks ago, 4:18 PM

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a 5906 wont.put one in the chamber drop the magazine,cant fire it

5 years 50 weeks ago, 10:16 AM

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model 5906

i dont know whats wrong with your gun but mine wont do it.put one shell in clip load it in chamber,,put down hammer keeping trigger squized,release clip then let off trigger and try it.wont happen. am i missing something here?

5 years 42 weeks ago, 4:00 PM

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holding in trigger

Anonymous wrote:
Hold in the trigger and drop the magazine. Keeping the trigger squeeze, you can still fire the last round. I found this to be a useful feature in combat shooting, because you can reload and still have a live weapon. I carried it as a law enforcement sidearm.
never gonna happen.i just tried it.you apparently dont have a 5906

6 years 25 weeks ago, 4:18 PM

Anonymous

tis is a wonderful weapon for use in any situation where you have the gun and the other party does not

5 years 40 weeks ago, 1:38 PM

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A rock is A nice weapon, when the other party isn't armed. I wish I lived in that world.

5 years 37 weeks ago, 4:59 PM

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I have model 6906,which is the 5906s bother. This weapon was a gift
from a friend of mine in the US Marshals Service. He carried it for
some time and served him well. I personally carry this weapon on a
daily bases. For a metal constructed firearm,it's reasonable light,very
accurate. Unfortunately I had to call upon it once,it done it's job.

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Smith & Wesson Model 5906 Info

Category:
Pistols
Manufacturer:
Smith & Wesson
Action:
Double Action
Caliber:
9 x 19 mm Parabellum

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Smith & Wesson Model 5906

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