Well, considering my very first gun was a 5906 and I still own it, I would say it is one of the finest made. The 5906 will digest any kind of ammo you put in it, it is an accurate weapon and it is a good looking weapon. I have an early production model with the square trigger guard and adjustable sights. I have owned it new since 1989 and probably have put close to 3k rounds through it without a hitch. There are numerous web sights that sell LEO trade in guns in varying conditions. The stainless finish lends itself to easy cleaning and maintenance. I would say if you are leaning towards buying one, do it. You will not be disappointed .