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Smith & Wesson
Model 5946
Smith & Wesson Pistol 5946 9 mm Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:7.625-in Height:No Data
Barrel:4-in Weight:37.5-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (124 grain bullet)142600
  • Recoil Factor (124 grain bullet)3.69 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity16 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor85%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1990 - 1999
Caliber:9 mm
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action only (DAO)
Safety:no manual safety
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:curved backstrap wrap-around
Sights:Novak Lo-Mount
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Gun Value
MSRP:$751.00Used Est:$500.00
Last Update:7/2/2022
About the Gun

All stainless steel Third Generation 5900 Series pistol similar to the model 5926, but double-action only with no manual safety/decocker and a rounded trigger guard.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: 9 mm Luger
Alias: 9 mm Parabellum
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:124 grains
MV:1150 ft/sec ME:364 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was introduced along with the Luger semi-automatic pistol. The pistol and cartridge was first adopted by the German Navy in 1904 and then by the German Army in 1908. This cartridge has since been adopted by the military of practically every non-Communist power. It has become the most popular and widely-used handgun cartridge in the world. Performance wise, the 9 mm cartridge has somewhat more power than the .38 Special but falls well short of the .357 Magnum.

User Rating
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User Comments

4 of 5 Stars
Solid and Reliable
By TommyNYPH on 07 Jul 2021
I've had this pistol for almost 30 years and put thousands of rounds through it. It has been ultra reliable without any malfunctions whatsoever!!!! I used it for law enforcement and this pistol has been involved in serious scuffles, has hit the cement and hit some other things as well. It is a metal pistol so it is heavy and the DAO has an extremely heavy trigger pull. It is still accurate and reliable and it looks great too. If the trigger pull wasn't so heavy I would give it 5 stars.