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S&W 5904 - Classic Pistol review

Here is my tribute to the S&W 3rd Generation semi-autos. I hope you all like it!

Howard

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Nice review and history lesson, cool pistols. That polished Model 39 with the wood grips is quite a looker.

One thing I’m confused about, you say late 80’s early 90’s, but in that photo Officer Funk is clearly sporting what many would consider an early 80’s “porn mustache”, I’m just sayin’… :grinning:

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That young fool had a lot to learn. You might have noticed the mustache is long gone!

Howard

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Well, you certainly looked the part as a police officer. I suspect at that age most of us were some kind of fool and had a lot to learn as well. I might not have admitted it at the time but hind sight is 20/20, as they say…

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I carried the 6906, the compact stainless version. I had already been in the Investigative Div for several years so I opted for the more compact version as opposed to the full size carried by patrol. These were the very first semi autos we carried when we transitioned from S&W 38 spec. revolvers. I had actually purchased a model 669 (2nd gen) prior to the Dept wide transition, which I often carried off duty. Thanks for the post brings back some old memories. Lots of very major changes in LE starting back in those days.

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Yes there were, the job seemed to change drastically in the 90’s. In any case, I’d like to have a 69 series pistol. They make great carry pieces.

Howard

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