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I'm trying to find out some info on a SW 6906! Is it a DA/SA or a daily. There's this guy near me has one for sale but can't get much info from him. I look on you tube but it only shows videos of the 5906? Any help on this
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:22 PM
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It should be DA/SA. It should be an alloy frame and a stainless slide. They are well liked by many for carry. The gun, in good condition with one magazine, should be around $350. Like new condition with two mags and a box maybe $450. There often are some average condition with no magazines guns on an auction site for around $285. Hope this helps.
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6906.. = .... chopped 5906
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:35 PM
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6906,produced 1988-1999,3.5" barrel,12 rd magazine,price varies by condition.
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The 6906 is a compact version of the 5906.

It's a 12+1 round, bobbed hammer, DA semi-auto pistol. First shot is DA, subsequent shots are SA.

Weight is 30.5 oz loaded, and it'll fit many Glock 19 holsters just fine.

12 round magazines are scarce and tend to be expensive when you find them (upwards of $60). However, 10 round magazines are readily available and MecGar still makes them.

The DA and SA trigger pulls are good and the trigger reach is short enough that it works well for folks with shorter fingers.

It uses Novak low profile 3 dot sights. The 6906 were sold with both standard 3 dot sights and 3 dot tritium sights. Meprolite sells replacements for the tritium sights.

I got this one at a gun show from a shop that bought a number of them as police trade-ins, along with a number of 5906 pistol. He was selling them for $200 each, with 1 magazine included. I got lucky and scored 2 more 12 round magazines from another vendor for $20 each.




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I love my 6906. Great carry gun. Mine fits in my Wrangler front pocket fully hidden and with bobbed hammer it won't hang up if you need it. Usually priced much less than 3913 also it will take 5906 magazine, just hangs out a bit but good for backup

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I believe the 5906 had a stainless frame and slide whereas a 6906 was an alloy frame and stainless slide. That is a pretty major difference in weight and also difference in size.
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I need one of these in my life!!!! do they take the model 59/5906 mags? (I have a **** ton of those from my father in law's model 59 that he had to give up when CA boned everyone with the mag limitation this last year)
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My Model 6906 acted as my off duty and back up gun to my GLOCK Model 17 until GLOCK finally introduced the Model 26 to their line. The 6906 is accurate and reliable and still holds a place of honor in my gun safe.
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The Model 6906 is actually the compact version of the Model 5903, since both have an alloy frame and stainless slide. (As mentioned, the Model 5906 has a steel frame.) The Model 6906 is the Third Generation version of the original Model 669, Smith's first double-stack compact pistol.

Both the Model 669 and Model 6906 will accept any 5900 series magazine of any capacity. Magazines that hold more than 12 rounds will extend below the grip frame of the pistol. Smith offered a 20-round magazine for the Model 669/6906.
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I need one of these in my life!!!! do they take the model 59/5906 mags? (I have a **** ton of those from my father in law's model 59 that he had to give up when CA boned everyone with the mag limitation this last year)
They fit just fine, they just extend past the base of the grip. You can however get a grip extension that fits over the magazine to smooth the transition and provide a small grip extension.
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My 6904 has been a reliable companion for many years even though the the finish is looking pretty worn, it still has has never had a function issue ever. Its easy to conceal and carry and still gets in carry rotation pretty regular
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The 6906 is a compact version of the 5906.

It's a 12+1 round, bobbed hammer, DA semi-auto pistol. First shot is DA, subsequent shots are SA.

Weight is 30.5 oz loaded, and it'll fit many Glock 19 holsters just fine.

12 round magazines are scarce and tend to be expensive when you find them (upwards of $60). However, 10 round magazines are readily available and MecGar still makes them.

The DA and SA trigger pulls are good and the trigger reach is short enough that it works well for folks with shorter fingers.

It uses Novak low profile 3 dot sights. The 6906 were sold with both standard 3 dot sights and 3 dot tritium sights. Meprolite sells replacements for the tritium sights.

I got this one at a gun show from a shop that bought a number of them as police trade-ins, along with a number of 5906 pistol. He was selling them for $200 each, with 1 magazine included. I got lucky and scored 2 more 12 round magazines from another vendor for $20 each.



Thank You! That was some detailed information and I like that and not to take away from all the info I got from other people which was good info also. 1 more question, Is that just a thumb safety or is it a decocker/safety?
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It is both a safety and a decocker.
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I have a the earlier generation 669 and it serves as a carry option to a p320c . Great trigger specially the SA pull and the lite 26oz weight is a plus . I tend to carry mine with the hammer in the "half cock" position.

I picked up a few extra 59 mags from midway usa and they match the older stock 59 mag I had that came with the pistol . Can't remember were I bought ! Might have been at the sight below

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I believe the 5906 had a stainless frame and slide whereas a 6906 was an alloy frame and stainless slide. That is a pretty major difference in weight and also difference in size.

All true......to better state my point; the 6906 was introduced at the same time as the 5906; as a compact/lighter "alternative" to the 5906......

There never was a compact/all steel version of the 5906.

The closest was a PC gun; SD-9 stainless 6906 size frame but it had a 4 1/4inch barrel and slide
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Bam-Bam, you said (along with other blaspheme) - "The 3913/14 as the descendants of the ASP, Devel and Trapper 'chopped and channeled', 'hot rodded', customized; 39-2s of the 1980s.......which inspired the whole 3rd Gen of guns."

"What gun did Novak first work on with S&W?"

Bam Bam, as a peripheral part to a future SWCA magazine article your humble author has been working on for the last couple of months (writing is easy; research is the time-consuming part), West Virginian Wayne Novak's first serious Smith & Wesson contribution - beyond better fore-and-aft sights for Smith & Wesson guns - came after teaming "with S&W's Tom Campbell in developing the (Model) 745 for IPSC shooters," according to former Guns & Ammo feature editor and writer Wiley Clapp.

Clapp also noted that when S&W introduced its third generation of semi-automatics the manufacturer "credited the majority of the ergonomic improvements on the guns" to Novak, according to Clapp in a 1989 Guns & Ammo article.

Novak also contributed to the development of conceptual compacts that eventually helped S&W's entry into the "poly" gun market in the mid-1990s.

Bam, you were also correct in noting the lineage, or at least the effect of the ASP, Devel, et al, had on the 469, 669 and 6906 as well as the 3913, but all of those firearms - considerable departures from the maker's previous lines - should be attributed to the in-house efforts of Smith & Wesson designers.

There's more - a lot more, in fact - as I'll soon be publishing the above and shortly thereafter will either wither under a rain of arrows crashing around me or triumphantly ride a chariot captained by Vestal Virgins as the throngs throw rose petals so that my sandals might never touch the ground.

Uh-huh, and I'm Johnny Cash.

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Bam-Bam, you said (along with other blaspheme) - "The 3913/14 as the descendants of the ASP, Devel and Trapper 'chopped and channeled', 'hot rodded', customized; 39-2s of the 1980s.......which inspired the whole 3rd Gen of guns."

"What gun did Novak first work on with S&W?"

Bam Bam, as a peripheral part to a future SWCA magazine article your humble author has been working on for the last couple of months (writing is easy; research is the time-consuming part), West Virginian Wayne Novak's first serious Smith & Wesson contribution - beyond better fore-and-aft sights for Smith & Wesson guns - ultimately culminated in two highly recognizable compact pistols known to hardcore S&W types everywhere: Smith & Wesson Model 469, its first compact double-stack 9mm, and the Model 4516, which likewise was that company's first compact .45 ACP.

More so, Novak contributed more than the two compacts, according to former Guns & Ammo feature editor and writer Wiley Clapp, who was smack-dab in the thick of things when undertaken was S&W's multi-year transition to its third-generation semi-autos - from prototypes to retailer store-shelf stocking.

Besides Novak notably having "teamed up with S&W's Tom Campbell in developing the (Model) 745 (.45 ACP) for IPSC shooters," when its third generation of semi-automatics was introduced Smith & Wesson "credited the majority of the ergonomic improvements on the guns" to Novak, according to Clapp's 1989 retrospective in Guns & Ammo.

There's more - a lot more, in fact - as I'll soon be publishing the above and shortly thereafter will either wither under a rain of arrows crashing around me or triumphantly ride a chariot captained by Vestal Virgins as the throngs throw rose petals so that my sandals might never touch the ground.

Uh-huh, and I'm Johnny Cash.
LOL...... dragged me in from another thread... then accuse me of blaspheme!! Not sure how to take that from a old dead guy!!!!!

Had a 469 and it's grip was a 2X4 and the front sight ......... well you know! I was so happy when the 3913 and 6906 were introduced!!!



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Thank You! That was some detailed information and I like that and not to take away from all the info I got from other people which was good info also. 1 more question, Is that just a thumb safety or is it a decocker/safety?
It's a decocker/safety.
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LOL...... dragged me in from another thread... then accuse me of blaspheme!! Not sure how to take that from a old dead guy!!!!!

Had a 469 and it's grip was a 2X4 and the front sight ......... well you know! I was so happy when the 3913 and 6906 were introduced!!!
That "other thread" . . . . I did, didn't I? That's what I get for writing something well beyond my bedtime. And it was. I just see a coincidental number and go for it! Geesh. Bam; bam, bam-bam.

As for the 3913 and the 6906 . . . Yes, I know exactly what you mean. Such is the reason I have more of those two models than any other, save the 39.

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As far as I am concerned it is a decocker. Double action guns don't need safeties. The long trigger pull and your brain are the safeties.

I love my 6906 and, for the record, my new 12 round magazines came directly from Smith & Wesson. Can't be more than a year or so ago that S&W shipped them to me.
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