SOLD FOR: $2,775.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 5906 IDPA Performance Center Product Code 170093
Serial Number: DPA0152
Year of Manufacture: 1997
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Traditional Double Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine and Decocker Safety
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD, MA U.S.A.”. The left side of the frame is marked “MODEL 5906 / DPA0152”. The barrel is marked “9MM P / PERFORMANCE”. The right side of the frame has the Smith & Wesson monogram logo surrounded by a circle inscribed “PERFORMANCE / CENTER”. Either side of the grip is marked “Smith & Wesson” and with the monogram logo.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a square notch Novak lo-mount dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is one piece black checkered Xenoy one-piece grip. There is virtually no wear on the grips with no cracks or chips. The grips are in Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Satin Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The only appreciable wear is on the bottom of the slide in front of the dust cover and the front face of the hammer from operation and some light marks on the slide release. The checkering on the front strap is sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single action trigger pull is crisp and the double action is surprisingly smooth. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This handgun comes in a black plastic foam-padded Doskocil case with matching end label and Performance Center sticker. Inside the box is the wax paper, trigger lock, chamber flag, manual, warranty card, and allen wrench for the rear sight. This handgun does not come with a magazine.
Our Assessment: Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center was started by two Master Gunsmiths and will only employ gunsmiths who are engaged in handgun shooting sports. They do not improve existing firearms but make all of their products from scratch. This is a Performance Center model 5906 IDPA with a match grade barrel, spherical bushing, and all the attention to detail expected from the Performance Center. There is no play in the slide, the slide serrations (front and rear) are sharp as is the checkering on the frontstrap. The trigger is excellent. How someone could own one of these and not shoot it to death is beyond us, but their loss is your gain. This pistol may be going on 30 years old, but it’s still Performance Center and it will still perform. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California but CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.