Gear: S&W 4506-1

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S&W 4506-1

Smith & Wesson
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: (discontinued) about $750 new, $500 used.
Average Rating:
(15 Votes)

.45 ACP, traditional Double-Action, Large-Frame, 5-inch barrel, all Stainless-Steel (frame & slide), Fully-Adjustable Rear-Sight, 8-round Single-Stack S/S Magazines.

Member Reviews

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    goodcop8, Sat, 01 Mar 2008 19:06:47 UTC.
    1st review

    Traditional DA/SA, Manual Thumb-Saftey, Magazine-Disconnect, Large-Frame, all Stainless-Steel construction & parts, 5-inch barrel, very accurate, quick/short trigger-reset, utmost-reliability; even feeds/chambers empty 45 shells, it's that good.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 18 Mar 2008 15:08:28 UTC.

    I shot a murder suspect with this gun-DAMN GOOD GUN! LOVE IT!

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    aaa111, Thu, 27 Mar 2008 23:09:09 UTC.

    the 4506 was such an improvement over the 645. never had a jam with this weapon

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    bg124wpd, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:49:01 UTC.

    This was my first handgun when I became a PO. It served me well over the years and don't recall a single jam. It was bit heavy on the hip after a days tour but overall a well made gun.

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    drdeputy, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 15:02:45 UTC.

    It's predecessor, the 645, was my first duty weapon. In the era of polymer pistols and higher capacity magazines, it's fallen from grace a bit, but as others have said, it's a proven performer, accurate and I concur that it will feed anything, even empty cases. For the weight, I'd probably carry Glock 21 with more rounds, but I wouldn't hesitate to trust my life to the 4506, ever.

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    rbmiller, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 15:23:33 UTC.

    I carried on of these for about 5 years and was found to be very reliable but very heavy.

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    Ghostrider304, Thu, 03 Apr 2008 11:44:15 UTC.

    We carry the 4046 at work. Great weapon, just wish it wasn't so heavy. Very well put together, and thought out set of pistols.

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    jbushnell, Wed, 23 Apr 2008 18:30:59 UTC.

    It is a very reliable weapon. Mine is almost 25 years old and still fires like new with minimal gunsmithing required. It only gets 4 outof 5 because of its weight and that you only have 8 rounds, but you dont need that many because of its large caliber.

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    Air2Mud, Mon, 27 Oct 2008 22:53:13 UTC.

    I enjoy shooting this pistol. However, I need to have a trigger job done.

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    jhp48, Wed, 04 Feb 2009 15:20:49 UTC.

    My first gun purchase, I still have it and it still shoots great.

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    Bulldog136, Fri, 27 Mar 2009 03:51:05 UTC.

    This was my first auto pistol and fell in love with the moment I pulled it out of the box. It is comfortable in your hands, well balanced and durable.

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    Uncon214, Sun, 27 Dec 2009 21:02:15 UTC.

    Massad Ayoob chose it for a dept he used to work for... Enough said.

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    USLawman1983, Sun, 28 Mar 2010 00:44:40 UTC.

    Classic S&W. Has great visual appeal. Accurate and reliable. More of a on-duty uniform carry gun. Not for plainclothes or off-duty, its a boat anchor.
    Still though I carry it in my go-bag.

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    Danno50, Sun, 09 May 2010 21:00:52 UTC.

    My first 45 ACP I ever owned! Heavy, reliable and big bore. Back in the 80's and early 90's if a department was issued a 45 most likely it was this one. I traded my 4506 for a 4563 TSW. Had I known that Smith was going to discontinue this awesome weapon I would've hung on to it.

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    MetroRW30, Sat, 17 Mar 2012 00:23:04 UTC.

    I really like my pistol, too bad they discontinued it so long ago. Makes finding new holsters impossible when the old ones wear out.

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