S&W Performance Shop 5906 and Incendiary 9mm Ammo

5906

Jerry Miculek shows off a rather rare pistol. It is a S&W Performance Shop over run production 5906 that was made for an overseas contract. According to the video title it may have been made for Mexican Special Forces. According to Jerry, it’s hand made and fitted. At the end of the video, he fires a single round of incendiary 9mm.



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • Al

    Mexican special forces? LOL. Which cartel is that…

    • Yallan

      Wave a few million dollars in front of anybody and see what they do. Plus don’t mexicans have like a death god available for worship, sounds more badass than evangelical christian delta members.

      • john huscio

        Seems their death god was of little use when Cortes came calling…all those heart ripping sacrifices at tenochtitlan for nothing….

        • Raven

          Santa de la Muerte is a Catholic thing, not really related to the Aztec pantheon at all.

          • john huscio

            Seems like another holiday the catholics co-opted from the natives

          • Mark

            Seems like another Black Legend slander born of historical ignorance.

          • Kivaari

            Gee, I bet you went to college and absorbed that stuff like a dry sponge.

          • Mark

            You have spent too much time reading Jack Chick’s comic books.

          • Kivaari

            I must be ahead of you, since I never heard of Jack Chick’s comic books.

          • Mark

            Yeah, I am sure you are a legend in your own mind.

          • Kivaari

            I don’t waste time looking at comic books. I did read 7 books in the last couple of weeks, but no comic books.

          • Mark

            Blah, blah, blah… you are really full of yourself.

            Read this, then report back.
            amazon dot com/Blood-Drenched-Altars-Catholic-Commentary-History/dp/0895553198

          • Kivaari

            Funny, you finally wore out?

          • Mark

            A third for you:

            amazon dot com/No-God-Next-Door-Responsibility/dp/0945001525/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440777945&sr=8-1&keywords=no+god+next+door

          • BigR

            “Can’t we all just get along?”

          • Mark

            Can we agree that history and current events answer that question?

          • Mark

            Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte is a syncretic pagan creation opposed by the Catholic Church. Please check your “facts” before posting.

        • Zebra Dun

          Death God meets The Son’s of the Inquisition.
          Now that would make a movie!
          Danny Trejo would be the Star playing both parts, Death God Priest and Cortez.

    • john huscio

      Probably made back in the 90s before the cartels were the huge all encompassing octopus they are now…back when the Mexican government was only “moderately corrupt”..

      • El Duderino

        You must be talking about the 1890s.

      • Kivaari

        When have Mexican police at any level been honest peacekeepers? At least in my lifetime a constant theme about Mexico, is take extra money along to buy your way out of trouble. I do know a man that got out of trouble for killing a robber with a Baby Browning. $250 was a cheap way out. After that he did go to prison for murdering his second wife. He was an OK deputy until his first wife and three kids were drowned when she drove off the road and into the river.

        • Mark

          The Mexican government was not corrupted until US Freemasons funded Mexican Freemasons and the US military assisted the Freemasonic anti-Catholic revolution in the 19th century.

          Before the revolution, Mexico had higher rates of literacy than the USA. After their first revolution thousands of schools, hospitals, and orphanages that had been organized by the Catholic Church were closed, some of them converted to child brothels. Subsequent revolutions only worsened the situation for decent Mexican people. Indeed, the USA was a major perpetrator in turning Mexico into a corrupt Freemasonic oligarchy tyrannizing a decent and educated people to make them ignorant. immoral, and subservient.

          • andrey kireev

            I think you guys should fight over it. Politics always spark friendly discussions !

          • Mark

            OK. Here is my first salvo against the slanders.

            amazon dot com/Battle-Amerindia-Solange-Strong-Hertz/dp/1890740071

          • Kivaari

            I found those discussing life in the New World prior to it being the New World to be grossly distorted. It like the time my daughter received her fellowship at college. The guest speaker was presenting a speech on a Muslim traveler explaining how smart he was. The idiot was clueless, but the sponges of all ages soaked it up. My daughter, with her new fellowship and I traded notes bout his idiotic ideas. She pleaded that I not correct him, about 8-10 times during his presentation. I saw his same presentation on PBS, and he was still an idiot. Don’t accept what the professor is saying without questioning him. They rise to positions of “greatness” (tenured and given titles with PHds) when no one challenged them.

          • Kivaari

            OH, BS!!!. People were corrupt in the New World before it was the New World. Spanish conquistadors were shocked at the violence demonstrated by the native tribes. When Spaniards showed up and witnessed thousands of forced removal of hearts and heads, they applied a European application of force on the corrupt leaders of native tribes. Replacing the killers with Catholic Priests seemed like a reasonable thing to do while evaluating Mayan and Aztec society.
            I attended at race relations class while a cop. The Latino instructors said that violence was not present in the new world until whitey showed up. I called them on it. When I pointed out the mass killings, slavery, spouse abuse, raiding neighboring tribes and the like, it stunned the instructors. No one ever challenged them before.
            They thought the easy college approach where soft minds absorbed the lies of the professors was going to happen. Cops tend to be a lot smarter than the instructors. Don’t BS cops, as they have been there and done that, and have a better understanding of human nature than college instructors.
            At another meeting with a state senator, I blasted them. The response from them was, “We never thought of that”. That is common in teaching and law making. Idiots in charge.

          • Mark

            I provided evidence and can provide plenty more.

            Forcefully ending human sacrifice is hardly “corruption.”

            Why do you think other tribes joined the Spanish in fighting the Aztecs? Do you imagine it was because the Aztecs were so kindly and charitable to the other tribes? “Race relations class”? I am sure that was honest and objective. [laughing]

            Ha, ha, ha….. the the tremendous intelligence of law enforcement explains why intelligent applicants are turned down. Go figure.
            abcnews.go dot com/US/court-oks-barring-high-iqs-cops/story?id=95836

          • Kivaari

            You missed something. I said the leaders of the native tribes were corrupt. They killed and gathered wealth for themselves and the princes. Corruption dates to the stone age.

          • Mark

            You missed something. The situation was much better, not perfect, but much better, for an overwhelming number of Mexicans when Mexico was Catholic.

          • Kivaari

            Where did I blast the Catholic influence? As you remember the early priest made a report on the evil acts of the natives. His people back in Europe said he was a liar, that no one could be so extreme. Pre-Catholic natives suffered far worse acts.

          • Mark

            You asked: “When have Mexican police at any level been honest peacekeepers?”

            I answered that for most Mexicans there were much better times in Mexico under Catholic influence.

          • Kivaari

            Where did I say Catholics were troublesome to the citizens? Mexico could use more religion, presented by priests that are not child or nun rapist.

          • Mark

            Are you dyslexic? You asked, I answered. You ridiculed the evidence that Freemasons (and the US military) destroyed the most peaceful, charitable, and uncorrupted times Mexicans have ever seen.

          • Kivaari

            I find your ideas and your sources ideas as being silly.

          • Mark

            As if you purchased and read them? As if you can comment on sources you haven’t read? Wow! What an astonishing intellect.

          • Kivaari

            I guess you missed the pre-Columbian tribal life. The pre-Columbian era was filled with corrupt and violent leaders that kept the people living in fear. Mass killings, wars, slaves and worse all took place before Europeans arrived. You can’t say things were just hunky-dory until the US Army and Freemasons showed up.

          • Mark

            Weak effort, straw man, no score.

            I ask again, are you dyslexic? Life was better for Mexicans during Catholic times, much better than pre-Columbian and post-Masonic times. Here it is again, more slowly for you—b-e-t-t-e-r d-u-r-i-n-g C-a-t-h-o-l-i-c t-i-m-e-s f-o-r M-e-x-i-c-a-n-s.

          • Kivaari

            R e a l s l o w f o r y o u. M e x i c a n s h a v e s u f f e r e d
            a s l o n g a s t h e y h a v e e x I s t e d. C a t h o l i c
            c o r r u p t i o n a n d a b u s e h a s b e e n v e r y b a d.

          • Mark

            What you assert gratuitously without evidence is gratuitously rejected.

          • Kivaari

            I never said the Catholics did not bring improvements, but they did bring basic church based corruption. Just like today, as priests get booted for sexual crimes or for stealing money from the church bank.
            The multi-million dollar offices for some priests even made the Pope angry. The child and nun rapes have existed since the church was formed circa 33 CE (AD).

          • Kivaari

            You totally missed my points about the natives. I said the native leaders were corrupt. Pre-Columbian tribes were vicious killers and slavers. The Spanish tried to end the native practices. That was good. They did use extreme violence and used various tribes to change the New World to a new system. That involved Spaniards becoming the new leaders that continued to use violence to maintain order to their desires.
            Why are you picking on cops? Intelligent candidates being rejected because of high test scores? That never happened when I worked. Having degrees from colleges and universities increased the chance of being hired. I always scored high.
            I’ve seen educated candidates fail to get hired because they couldn’t pass oral boards, physical tests, psychiatric issues and more. One of my LTs had two PhDs. Every rookie had to pass the academy as well. Some smart people just can’t perform in the real world.

          • Kivaari

            Ooooo, the evil Freemasons again.

          • Mark

            Ahhhh…. I see another “coincidence theorist” wearing his tinfoil hat (matches your shiny badge).

          • Kivaari

            Funny stuff. My tinfoil hat is more solid than the low end foil designs. It’s a gold plated fritz version. It protects me from the radio emissions I’ve been aiming at you. I am glad to see I had my antenna pointed properly. Like the A6E parked in my backyard.

          • Kivaari

            I never handled a conspiracy case. I never threw a flash bang. I never held naked women while serving a warrant. When I last did that we had her cover up and get dressed. She was pretty hot, but lived in a meth house with a thief for a boy friend. We arrested him, but left her alone. We had to swear that what we reported was the truth to the best we knew. There was always close reviews of reports. I did that job.

          • Kivaari

            Do you believe every thing you read?

          • BigR

            Mark,
            I can believe what you just said! Look at Mexico today! Their government is a disgrace. Of course, most of our politicians aren’t worth a s**t either!

    • Kivaari

      The navy forces have some good men. They also have many that are scared for their families that wont do the job. Like the buyable Border Patrol officers that take money from smugglers of people and drugs.

  • Bill

    I have memories of a 5906 being the first duty semi-auto I was issued by an agency. It was also the last – I provided my own SIGs, 1911’s and GLOCKs from that point forward. I think it had been worked over by the Non-Performance Center.

    • Kivaari

      Those S&W were troublesome. I had a beautiful 639. Upon firing the first round, the firing pin moved out of the hole about 1cm. Obviously, the next round couldn’t feed.
      Then my 539 (all steel) had issues. They were replaced with new slides having new extractors. It’s why they are not made today.

      • missourisam

        I was the proud owner of one of the, at the time hard to find, Model 39 S&W that I carried as an off duty weapon. I test fired it with ball ammo, and it worked like a Swiss watch. When I changed to hollow point I had a single shot with a lot of finagling to get a second round chambered. I tried reloading bullet that had a copper surface on the edge of the hollow in an attempt to get it to feed. The casings that had been fired in it would not resize in a Lyman die. I checked a fired case against a factory round, and found that the case was 40 thousands over size ahead of the case web due to the sloppy chamber machining. I contacted S&W, and their reply at that time was basically, live with it. The next day I traded it in on a 1911 Government Model. This was in 1968, and for years I would not buy Smith products. Later they changed hands and began producing decent guns again, but I still prefer their revolvers to their auto pistols. I am not a fan of the magazine disconnect. I have the habit even under stress of counting my shots. While shooting a 1911 with an eight round mag. I was changing mags at the eighth round with one left in the tube when the perp decided to charge me. Fortunately the 1911 fires with the magazine out. He survived in a wheelchair, and later said he had been counting rounds also, and thought I was empty. Browning was no dummy.

        • Kivaari

          I had a 39-2 circa 1970-72, I used it as an off-duty gun, and a duty gun for 1 month until the chief told me to go back to my .357. When I bought it there had been a gunsmithing tips article in a popular gun magazine. I took it to a gunsmith that made the 5 suggested changes, and for $5, the pistol ran like a clock with R-P 115 JHP.
          I also had some Finnish 9mm ball that was very hot and it worked great. The problem, besides the ignorant chief, was the Remington load wouldn’t expand. I did a period test, using 1″ pine boards and the 9mm out penetrated .38 and .357. That is actually why the chief didn’t like it. Had a good JHP load expanded, and they were in the future, the gun would have been great. I love WW2 era M1911A1s, but not for carry. Too damn heavy and I didn’t like the leather available at the time, as the duty rigs I tried pushed the safety off every time I leaned over to speak to a driver. It took awhile before both ammo companies and holster makers came up with good products.

  • Bill

    Is he firing the pistol WITHOUT decocking after chambering a round – i.e. in single action for the first round? I must be the Anti-Jerry: I hate magazine disconnectors, heavy guns, and when cycled mine sounded like two cheese graters being slid across each other. Plus I’m slow enough to use a sundial for a timer.

    • Mark

      You must be my long lost twin!

    • Kivaari

      S&W autos of that era, really did sound like cheese graters. I knew a S&W factory rep, that was at the plant while the shop crew demonstrated the high precision of the new machines. Watch one action the machine drilled a hole, and then placed a pin. Well it tried to, the pin dropped through, as the wrong drill had been installed. Human failures can dominate gun making.

      • Some of the hammer struts I’ve seen in the 2nd Gen S&W pistols looked like they were serrated. I don’t know if that was an issue with machining, or if the struts were so soft that the mainspring’s coils were deforming them.

  • Kivaari

    Don’t trust every book. Elvis is dead, Oswald shot Kennedy, Booth shot Lincoln and there are no spacemen at Area 51 (except for real astronauts).

  • Lets change topics guys and get back to the gun—

    • Kivaari

      OK by me.

    • Zebra Dun

      Thanks this was getting depressingly boring.

  • Zebra Dun

    That is a Novel approach, an Incendiary 9 mm pistol bullet round.
    Wouldn’t a .45 acp hold more incendiary chemicals?
    Or a Flare gun?

  • Zebra Dun

    I always get lost in Jerry’s videos when one is shown here.

  • BigR

    I have a S&W Model 4003 TSW in .40 cal. and It looks a lot like this 5906. I wonder if that is the same generation as mine. It’s a “hellava” good and accurate shooter, and it’s definitely not from the performance shop at S&W. If anybody out there could tell me more about my gun, I sure would appreciate some feedback.

  • marcus johannes

    I have a 5906 which I put together out of spare parts , Great trigger pull and smooth action , I would love to have another one

  • uisconfruzed

    That’s a nice weapon.
    I’ve owned two S&W semi autos, sold them both for Glock & Sig’s.