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Old 05-01-2010, 05:43 PM
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Just purchased a Glock Model 32 357sig for concealed carry. It's a great gun but my 5906 is still my favorite, just a little to big to carry. It's one of the best looking and performing guns out there IMO.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:18 AM
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I agree, great gun. But for CC I will either use my 5903 or one of my 3913's. I keep a 5906 with CT around the house for my wifes nightstand gun.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:07 AM
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The 5906 is super reliable. I believe that mine would feed empty cases. That being said my constant companion is a Kahr PM-9 - light, slim, and 7 rounds on 9mm.
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Yes they are great 9mm's. Like mine a lot.
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Ironically your post made me compare my 5943 next to my Glock 23C. I was actually surprised how very similar in size they are. I always thought of the 5906 as comparative to the Glock 17. But I agree fully that the weight of a 5906 make it a little less appealing for concealed carry (for some).
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I have the same 5906, with the square trigger guard.

They are built like a tank! It's too heavy for me to carry (I'm pretty small) but I will NEVER sell this pistol!

I love the fast sight acquisition of the 3 dot sights. I love the super smooth DA trigger; the best on any semiauto pistol I've ever shot, or handled. I love how the weight soaks up recoil, making follow-up shots so fast any easy.

Plastic pistols have a place, but they lack the character and feel of quality that an all metal pistol has.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:13 PM
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Been looking locally for a used 5906, in excellent condition, for a while now. Great guns.
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What Goldenlight said. IMO, the guns are built like tanks. I have experience with the 645, and 6906, and some with the M59. Good guns. I carried Glocks on duty for long time, but always liked the S&W's. The first 6906 I had was an early generation, and had stoppages traced to a weak extractor spring. Then it broke the trigger drawbar. Lost patience with it and sold it after repairs. After retirement, I bought another 6906 of third gen. persuasion. It has been great. Don't recall ever having a stoppage with this one. I had a friend that had a M59. He used to fan fire it, dumping a 15 round mag as fast as he could work the trigger. The slide would lock back, the smoke poured out of it, etc. Neat to see, but useless as a technique. But the gun never jammed.

If I wanted a super concealable one, I'd probably take a look at one of the 3900 series guns. They are thin in the grip and don't print quite as easily.

The Glocks are good, but when wearing one close to the body, such as under a sweatshirt, etc., I am a little leary due to lack of an affirmative manual safety. Don't have that worry with the 6906. I can apply the safety, reholster, and then take the safety off. I know the Glock is safe, just my own preference. There was a football player in NYC in a bar, if I recall correctly, who shot himself in the leg...Yup, it was with a Glock, just stuck in his waistband, and something fouled the trigger.

If you can find a clean Model 5906, you will have you a good, solid, shoot'n iron. There are, as you know, more modern systems out there, but the 59's can still do good work. Just my .04 worth <tax included>
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