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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to buy one of these this week but I can't decide which one. I know the 5903 has the alloy frame which is lighter while the 5906 is all steel. The 5906 is about $50 bucks more which isn't that big of a deal. I just wanted to see of anyone has either of these guns and if you could give me some advice. Thanks in advance!
 

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I've never shot the 5906. I carried a 5903 after my dept retired all our 4506s to consolidate ammo to 9mm. The 5903s held up pretty well. We were issued the old Illinois State Police load (Winchester +p+ 115 gr). Most guns had close to a thousand of those shot through them, with many more standard pressure. They held up to all that.

The 5903 is a good bit lighter to carry. If it will be a range toy, I wouldn't mind a 5906. Personally, I was never a big fan of these Gen3 Smiths. I was happy when we switched to Glock.
 

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Wasn't the old 59 only offered alloy too?

I'd probably go 06 for the same reason Cuda said.

Either should be good to go though.
 
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