Originally Posted by 340six
How much smaller is the 6906 than the 5906? Anyone have the dimentions? Or a side by side picture
I don't have pics, but the 6906 is significantly smaller than the 5906. (I've got a 6944 and a 5946, the small alloy 9mm and the big steel 9mm respectively.) Also, of course, not only smaller but lighter, with the alloy frame. The 69-series pistols have a 3.5" barrel, and the grip frame is shorter by 3 rounds of capacity in 9mm.
Given the diminutive 9mms we have today, I find it moderately amusing that S&W referred to the original 469/669 series pistols as the "minigun."
I am seriously thinking about picking up two or three 6906s, even though they're discontinued, because at current prices I think they're a great, great buy on a solid compact/service 9mm.