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Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Smith and Wesson 4006

So, I get to it with my first .40 S&W from an old friend. I will speak more about this pistol in greater detail later. 













First impression? Works like this:



It functions wonderfully and is a fine example of a third generation semi-automatic from S&W. The fact it came from an old friend makes it even more special. 

More later. 

10 comments:

  1. Third generation Smiths are some of the best handguns made. Rugged, reliable, accurate and precision machined out of big chunks of metal, like a gun should be. I’ve owned several over the years. I only have a 4566 now. Every once in a while I consider selling it. But it’s just too great a gun!

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    1. I concur with your assessment of this handgun. It at first blush is a great weapon.

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  2. Good for you!
    I'm not a fan of .40, unclear of what problem it solves (9mm v. .45)
    HOWEVER
    I did own a SIG 226 in .40 for a short time. Black stainless slide - tack driver.
    You might look at them (?)
    gfa

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    1. Oh, I understand where the .40 came from. I will talk about it during my review of this Handgun. 226? GREAT pistol!

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    1. Yep! Thanks Brooke for catching that!

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  4. I carried a S&W 4516 on duty as a police officer years ago... great gun... except for the weight... they borrowed it to anchor a freighter in Lake Erie once... hopefully the third generation .40 was lighter...

    Dann in Ohio

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    1. Dann- It is a great gun as you say, but man, heavy as hell!

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    1. Thanks NFO. The fact that you did not say that it did not work with your NPA speaks volumes.

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