Gear: Smith & Wesson 4006 .40


Smith & Wesson 4006 .40

Smith & Wesson
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $500 when you can find an unfired one
Average Rating:
(8 Votes)

.40 cal stainless model 11 &1 capacity

Member Reviews

  • Wxtyhjkm_max30
    turnkeycop, Sat, 03 May 2008 14:52:52 UTC.
    1st review

    I don't have any other handguns other than Smith & Wesson.I like the decocker models. I have had several other brands of weapons and sold them off. I never got caught up in the GLOCK hype. But, to each his own. I just prefer this type of weapon.

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    Wolvarine, Sun, 04 May 2008 02:09:40 UTC.

    I owned one of these recently it was the $1060 model it had the rail for mounting a light or laser and it was the smoothest weapon I ever fired besides my current Glock 22 .40 Cal.

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    rivs1981, Tue, 29 Jul 2008 15:52:05 UTC.

    I carry one of these, not bad, great features, however when feeding, usually towards the end of a mag the top of a round casing catches the top of the breach causing the slide to stay open, and for those of us in a hurry looks and acts much like an empty mag, so we go into a mag change prematurely. More common in cheaper ammunition, however Im going to get a pro to look into a remedy. Other than that the first shot takes forever.

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  • 5k_20046_max30
    ksmith67, Thu, 14 Aug 2008 19:17:12 UTC.

    I agree with rivs. I bought this gun 15 years ago just before entering the academy. Wore it on patrol and have never EVER had any problems. However, the past couple of months, it started double feeding and then the lock would slide back even though the mag was not empty. We changed all the springs and put the original plastic grips on (removing Hage rubber grips), as suggested by S&W. It lessened the frequency of the problem but didn't eliminate it completely. I still love the gun but am looking to buy something else to wear on duty.

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  • Jason_curtman_max30
    jcurtman, Tue, 23 Sep 2008 17:13:02 UTC.

    I was required to carry this piece of scrap when I worked in another agency. I could not get three rounds through it without it jamming. I HATED it. S&W makes some pretty good handguns but the one I had was worthless. Based on my experience I will never purchase a S&W semi-automatic again.

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  • Tombraidertj_max30
    tmbrdr69, Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:33:51 UTC.

    The only problem I have ever had with my 4006 is the decocking lever would activate while shooting a course of fire at the academy. I sent to an authorized repair center-that was a mistake it came back in the same condition. I sent it back to S&W the barrel was replaced, and returned. The weapon is not only a tack driver but is reliable again.

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    Bulldog136, Fri, 27 Mar 2009 06:03:10 UTC.

    This was the first auto I carried on duty. Had it for 10 years and never had a problem with it.

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    Faust921, Sun, 11 Oct 2009 14:46:59 UTC.

    I'm surprised to hear people have jams with this model. Mine works great. I did notice some machine marks in the feeder ramp when it was new and I used progressive grits of wet/dry sandpaper around a metal rod to polish the ramp until it was shiny like a new nickel. I like the weight of this gun and if the slide release was as long as the HK USP it would be perfect. If you come across a gun shop where the S&W factory technician comes around for firearm inspection, I would encourage it. They replace worn components and - it's free.

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