Smith & Wesson Model 1006

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Smith and Wesson Model 1006
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Smith & Wesson 1006
Type Semi-automatic handgun
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Smith & Wesson
Variants 1046, 1026, 1066, 1076 (FBI model) and 1086
Specifications
Barrel length 5 in (127.0 mm)

Cartridge 10mm Auto
Action Recoil operated DA/SA
Feed system 9-round single stack magazine

The Smith & Wesson Model 1006 is a recoil operated double-action semi-automatic handgun chambered in the powerful 10mm Auto cartridge.

Design[edit]

It is constructed entirely of stainless steel, a 5 in (127 mm) barrel and a 9 round single column magazine. Its safety is a slide mounted de-cock/safety, internal safeties are a magazine disconnect and firing pin block. It is available with fixed or adjustable sights.[1]

The model 1006 was the first in the S&W 1000 series of third generation semi-automatic handguns. Variations include the models 1046, 1026, 1066, 1076 (FBI model) and 1086. The 1000 series were some of the most robust, sturdy 10 mm handguns ever built, easily handling the power of this potent cartridge.

Other third generation S&W auto series include the 5906, 4006 and 4506.

Users[edit]

The Model 1076 is most commonly known as the "FBI Pistol" because the Bureau ordered 10,000 Model 1076 pistols for its agents in the aftermath of the 1986 FBI Miami shootout. However, problems developed and the FBI received only 2,400 pistols before the contract was cancelled.[2] In 1990 the Virginia State Police contracted with S&W for 2200 Model 1026 pistols, and by July 1990 they had received the entire order. The Model 1026 was identical to the FBI's Model 1076 but with a 5 inch barrel instead of a 4.25 inch barrel.The Virginia State Police also experienced issues with the pistol and the reduced power load recommended by the FBI. In 1994 based on continuing problems with the 1026, the Virginia State Police traded them in for the Sig Sauer P228 pistol in 9mm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Supica, Jim; Nahas, Richard (2007). Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson. Iola, Wisconsin: F+W Media, Inc. pp. 297–299. ISBN 0-89689-293-X. 
  2. ^ James, Frank (15 December 2004). Effective Handgun Defense: A Comprehensive Guide to Concealed Carry. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. pp. 59–60. ISBN 0-87349-899-2.