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Old November 26, 2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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New "slightly used " S&W 4506 !

Well this pistol has seen less than 200 rounds through it and the 2nd magazine that came with it has never been used......I've heard this pistol will handle .45 +P ammo without a hick up but overall don't plan on using too much of that anyway except occasionally ! Now the bad....I've been looking online for spare parts ( if and when needed ) and can't find a good source ! I think S&W has discontinued making a lot of the stock parts as well for this model ! I've heard the 4506 is supposedly built like a tank so maybe the change of recoil springs and such will get me years of service without a worry...still it is a little discomforting knowing that the spare parts supply is dwindling with no hope of S&W making more ( from what I've read ) ! Anyway , it seems like a great pistol ! Oh yeah , I just installed the rubber Hogue grips that came with it separately !
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Old November 26, 2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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Very nice pistol. I love the 3rd generation S&W 45s. I doubt you will ever have an issue with it.
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Old November 26, 2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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These are excellent pistols! My father carried one while he was a LEO and now I have it and it has been an exceptional pistol. Best .45acp I own. It will serve you well. I got alot of spare parts and springs from midway and brownells for mine. Even got a new barrel waiting for $99.99.
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Old November 26, 2012, 07:14 PM   #4
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Thanks all , I will check out Midway and Brownells again but I think other owners are grabbing what they can ! I know that you can still get springs from Wolff !
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Old November 26, 2012, 07:29 PM   #5
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I've had one for years and never had a problem with it.
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Old November 26, 2012, 07:36 PM   #6
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A lot of the parts will be around for a while -- I picked up a few from S&W within the past year (sight-related). And Numrich will have some stuff, too. About all you're really likely to need, however, are mag or recoil springs.
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Old November 27, 2012, 06:28 PM   #7
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Another picture of the 4506 without the cardboard flap covering some of it.....must be the original 4506 with the squared off trigger guard which I heard changed to a more round trigger guard on the redesigned 4506-1 ! I also heard the 4506-1 had a bit heavier and beefier slide and frame.....is this true ? Thanks for posting some of the parts supply outlets which I will check out....I emailed S&W to see what would be available for stock parts in the future !
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Old November 28, 2012, 06:28 AM   #8
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Mine is a 4506-1 with the beefed up frame, which did away with the "step" in the frame above the trigger.

But it has the squared off trigger guard. So I guess it is an in-between version.

Great gun and I use +P rounds in it as my home defense gun.

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