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Old April 14, 2019, 01:26 PM   #1
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S&W 1076, 10mm, any reviews?

I bought a like new $450. I was wondering if they had any weak points and will Smith and Wesson would service them if problems arrive?
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Old April 14, 2019, 01:45 PM   #2
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I'd always heard good things about the S&W 1076.

These guys seem to like it:
https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/20...bscure-desire/

I admit a fascination with the 10mm cartridge and kind of decided that a Glock would be the gun for me because I (irrationally) don't like what the cartridge would do to a nice 1911 style gun.

The S&W 1076 for $450, if it was in good condition, would have had me reaching for the checkbook. The reason I never much considered the S&W was because I just never ran across one.

I think you got a nice gun at a nice price.
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Old April 14, 2019, 02:24 PM   #3
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Quadsport, I owned a couple of 1076s, as well as several other S&W 10MM semi-autos and revolvers. The 1076 is a reliable,robust 10MM pistol, that should serve you well for a very long time. None of my 10MM S&Ws ever experienced parts breakage or damage. The S&W 10s handle the "real" 10MM ammo without the need of double and/or extra heavy recoil springs, buffers, etc. S&W is out of the 3rd. Gen metal frame business now, and I'm not sure if they would service a 3rd. Gen gun.

I personally preferred the 5" guns, 1006, 1026, etc. just due to the increased weight and improved ballistics of the 5" barrel. I currently have a 1026 that I bought several years ago. It has proven as boringly reliable with factory and reloaded ammunition as the other S&W 10MMs I had.

The 1076 is an excellent pistol IMHO, and if in decent condition, you got a big time bargain at $450....
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Old April 14, 2019, 04:31 PM   #4
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I haven't read a bad review of the 1076. But then again, I'm not into the 10MM. Just my preference, nothing more.
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Old April 14, 2019, 05:19 PM   #5
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I still don't have a 10, but I've had reloading dies and brass for about 23 years. Just haven't decided what I want, but a five inch barrel Smith and Wesson with SA/DA trigger is high on my list. Then find another slide, section two inches out of one slide into the other and have a 7" pistol.
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Old April 14, 2019, 05:41 PM   #6
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The S&W 1076, there was a recall related to the "odd for S&W" Sig-style frame mounted decocking lever, S&W may even still honor the recall. There should be a couple dots on the frame under the lever if the recall has already been performed. The price you paid is ridiculous, if the gun is in good condition and not torn up you still got it for half of market price.

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I still don't have a 10, but I've had reloading dies and brass for about 23 years. Just haven't decided what I want, but a five inch barrel Smith and Wesson with SA/DA trigger is high on my list. Then find another slide, section two inches out of one slide into the other and have a 7" pistol.
Well, as I love the Smith & Wesson pistols and the supply of the 10xx pistol is finite and not excessive, I hate the idea that one would get cut up for this project.

I'd suggest if that is the plan, find a 645 or 4506 slide for the hacking. Either way, not sure where you'll find a Smith & Wesson 3rd Gen 10mm barrel that is 7-inches in length.
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Old April 14, 2019, 05:50 PM   #7
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The barrel would have to be custom made. I would use a 45 slide, whatever I can find. Lots of gun parts for sale these days, everything there except the numbered receiver. I wonder what the supply line is for those "parts kits". Stolen guns.
Now that I have a Coonan, the need for a 10 is really back burner.
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Old April 14, 2019, 07:37 PM   #8
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Seven, it has the dots from the recall. Do you know what was done to it? It looks new. The guy I bought it from owned it for about 15 years and said he shot it about hundred rounds..
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Old April 15, 2019, 06:32 AM   #9
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I'm the happy owner of a 1076. I have owned mine for a half dozen years. I can summarize my thoughts on the pistol into one sentence from the link DaleA posted "A dead nuts reliable handgun that was impervious to the weather, heavy enough that you could kill a man with it, unloaded." That also goes for any of the stainless 3rd gen pistols S&W produced!
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Old April 15, 2019, 05:12 PM   #10
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Always wanted a 1076. Great score!
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Old April 16, 2019, 11:42 AM   #11
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I owned the DAO version (can't remember the model number of the 1070 series) years ago when I was going through a 10mm faze. Had a Delta Elite, a Glock 20, and a custom long slide G20. The 1070 series S&W was reliable and shot well. The only problem was it was a brick. No, it was a HEAVY brick. It out weighed the long slide G20 with a full magazine. Finally sold or traded it off.

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Old April 16, 2019, 02:16 PM   #12
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Hey Quadguy, how ya fixed for magazines?

I sold my 1076 years ago and find I still have 5 or 6 magazines for it. They are for sale.

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Old April 16, 2019, 03:14 PM   #13
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I have one I bought, I'll have to get out out the paper work to check the age, that has been shot exactly 50 rounds. It was not sent in for the recalls, so it is as it came off the line.

I have an extra barrel and maybe some other parts. Wolff has spring kits for them.

It is a hunk of steel.
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Old April 18, 2019, 07:06 PM   #15
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Jack, it’s not loading anything!
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Old April 18, 2019, 08:34 PM   #16
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Since velocity is the 10mm's raison d'etre, I'd get a 1026, if a big, heavy, metal 10mm is what you want.
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Old April 19, 2019, 03:21 PM   #17
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Since velocity is the 10mm's raison d'etre, I'd get a 1026, if a big, heavy, metal 10mm is what you want.
I have the 'Commander'-size 4.25" 1076, and the full-size 5" 1006.

The model 1026 is simply a 5" 1006 but with the Sig-pattern, frame-mounted decocking lever, same as on the 1076 (as opposed to slide-mounted).

The 5" tube will get you more ballistic benefit from a hot 10mm round.

In fact, the S&W 1006 is the 10mm pistol Sonny Crockett should've 'upgraded' to after his Bren Ten got toasted in a car explosion.

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Old April 19, 2019, 07:06 PM   #18
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So that's where all the Bren Ten magazines went. Burned up by Hollywood.

Dang but that was a long time ago. Anybody remember the sidearm Sonny started carrying after the B. T. ?

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Old April 19, 2019, 07:28 PM   #19
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Well, the 1026 would be a "five-inch 1076", since it does have the frame-mounted decocker.
I'm no fan of DA/SA, but I'll bet 90% of DA/SA autos are never fired in DA mode; rack the slide to load, and start flinging lead.
Apparently, when Miami Vice filmed near water, they had divers available to go after any Bren Ten mags that might fall in the drink, for fear they would be gone when the tide went out.
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Old April 20, 2019, 06:58 AM   #20
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Anybody remember the sidearm Sonny started carrying after the B.T.?
Following the tragic loss of his Bren Ten, Sonny armed himself with the (then-new) all-stainless S&W 645 which he carried in a SH similar to his B.T. set-up, with 2 spare mags on the off-side.

For the show's last season (1987, if I recall correctly), he switched to the new S&W 3rd Gen model 4506.
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Old April 20, 2019, 04:34 PM   #21
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Built like a tank and typically sell for $1,000. I had one many years ago when the VA Police traded them in. Bought mine for $350 with 3 mags and police leather. Still wish I had not traded it off, but ammo was too high for me at the time. It definitely had a punch to it.
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Magtech ammo came in and I got a chance to run it some. The recoil of this range ammo is not bad. I doubt i shoot the 10mm much. I am kind of spoiled with 9mm 1911 and CZs!
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Magtech ammo came in and I got a chance to run it some. The recoil of this range ammo is not bad. I doubt i shoot the 10mm much. I am kind of spoiled with 9mm 1911 and CZs!
Try Buffalo Bore, Underwood, or Double Tap for the real, undiluted 10mm experience.

The 10mm also encourages you to get set up to reload for it, not just for the cost savings, but because reloading brings out the cartridge's versatility across a range of uses.

It's an incredibly easy cartridge to reload for, has a huge energy curve to play in, and the sheer number of bullet-weights and styles available to the handloader (jacketed & hardcast) is greater than any other 'service cartridge' - and quite possibly most other popular handgun rounds too.
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Planning on buying some of that Real ammo!
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