Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Revolver Girl Goes Off the Reservation

S&W 6906

There are a lot of these on the used market today and the pricing is good for a lot of them. I don't care for striker-fired guns at all. I'm reasonably comfortable with DA/SA autoloaders; one of my EDC guns is a PPK.

From what I've read, the general consensus is that S&W got it right with their third-generation automatics. The LEO market, though, wants striker-fired guns (a subset wants 1911s), so that's what they make. And if you want a used .40 S&W M&P or Glock, lots of them are out there, as well, as there seems to be a flow back by cop shops to the 9mm ever since the Feebies began to move that way.

Anyway, the gun was used and came with only one magazine. More are on order; I should be able to do a good range run with it later this week.


mikey said...

The problem is that these .40 Smiths, built as they are on the same frames as their 9mm brothers, have a short lifespan and some issues around excessive wear.

I still prefer my K Frame .357 revolvers, but my carry auto is an HK USP in .45ACP. It was pricey, but it's robust and reliable.

Eck! said...

looks like a fine pellet pitcher.

9MM or bigger?

I remember the PPK that looks a bit better.


Comrade Misfit said...

9mm. It's a little larger than a PPK/s, but not as much as one might think.