I have a 1006, EAA Witness 10mm and a Glock 20. The 1006 is one of my favorite pistols. I have found that the gun points naturally (Hogue grips) and is very accurate. Yeah, it's heavy but I do carry it from time to time in a Bianchi paddle holster.
The EAA Witness is a VERY nice pistol too. Wow... they feel perfect in your hand and they appear to be very well made. I like it because it's similar to the Bren Ten being that it's a hopped up CZ-75. I'll probably never own a Bren Ten so I'm content with my EAA Witness.
I do recall reading an interview with Jerry Miculek, the World Fastest Revolver Shooter, in which he said that his nightstand gun was a S&W 1006. He shoots 1911s well. He is THE revolver shooter -- yet this was his pick. Interesting, eh?
Ok, If you are serious.
Jim Cirillo is one of only a few "modern day gunfighters" and one of a very few gun writers/smiths/experts who have been involved in and survived more than one gunfight, actually Cirillo emerged unscathed and victorious in 17 shootouts over a six year period and during those six years Jim's unit was involved in 252 armed confrontations. On his second stake out Cirillo personally shot three armed men that were also shooting at him. Jim was a local NYPD hero and they termed his habit of carrying a second revolver after a shootout the "NY" reload. He was also a national pistol champion in PPC and American Hangunner of the year, then retired and went to work at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center as a firearms instructor then became Captain of the FLETC pistol team and also Captain of the US Customs pistol team (stated out of order).
Jim teaches defensive pistol classes periodically and IMO they are worth every penny.
Jim also worked with Lee Juras to design the SuperVel ammo line, invented the Kaswer Law Grabber and the RBCD ammo line.
I wish it was all from reading, mostly training and working in NY city I learned of Jim. He does do training courses throughout the year or maybe he did and has stopped doing them, I will call tommorrow and find out.
Congrats on your new revo. The 10mm is sweet shooting in a N-frame. I have a 5" 610 that is a personal favorite. Have you tried shooting .40 S&W out of it yet? It makes an good little plinker with the 10mm lite loads. :grin:
I own a S&W 1076 and use it as my CCW in my vehicle. I like the Stainless exterior, and the decocker/ first-round-double-action senario. This one carries Tritium 3 dot sights and rides in a belt slide when necessary with two back up clips. I load both 180gr JHP, and 175gr Truncated Hard cast. Both shoot to the same point of impact out to 25 yards. I'm not enamoured with Smith's stance on gun control and will probably never buy another, but I will keep all that I now own. Daryl Thurman
I've got a 6" 610 that I sent back to Smith and had an extra cylinder fitted to it, I'm going to ream it for 10mm Magnum when I get the time to tinker with it. I think it'll be a pig gun from hell! The guy at Smith told me it'll work fine in 10mm Mag, just watch the cartridge oal. He also said that S&W considered the magnum but the oal was too close to the cylinder length so they went with the 10mm. Super accurate with factory Silvertips.
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I have quite a few nightstand guns to choose from myself, and my pick is the 1006. I do not recall the gun EVER having a malfunction in several thousand rounds with all different types of handloads. It also survived a massive overload when I screwed up my powder measure and it still cycled without a problem. The gun about tore my hand off and the recoil was as stiff or stiffer than my .454 Casull, but it handled the overload just fine.
have 2 S&W1006 and enjoy shooting. Have good results with Sierra bullets.
But, as it goes, i would like to customize one of them. Where should i start in order to get the pistol even better.
(trigger?, barrel?, sights?)
Someone has good indications??