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Old 05-21-2010, 04:01 PM
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Default New 686 SSR! WOW

I just picked up a new 686 SSR last Sunday, and I took it to the range for the first time today. This is one bad mammajamma!
Holy smokes I could not believe my eyes when I saw where the first shot printed. It is extremely accurate, and what a magnificent trigger. Both Single Action, and Double Action were a dream. I struck gold with this weapon. I love it as much as my 5 inch Performance Center model 627. They are both awesome. All in all I feel that the Pro Series 686 SSR is a handier gun, but I still love that big 8 shooter equally as much. **** now I need the model 60 Pro! Then it's on to allocating some .44 mags. I need to win the dang lotto or something. Any body know where I can find a sweet holster for the 686 SSR? I would like to get several for it. A Black, and a brown OWB, as well as at least one IWB. A little big for IWB for some folks, but I have carried comfortably that size weapon in that manner before. Please advise on holsters. Thanks!!

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Old 05-21-2010, 04:04 PM
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Take two asprin and a cold shower!
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:09 PM
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It may take a bit more than that! I think I may need to medicate with a few more of Smith and Wesson's finest. Love these jokers. I got several Autos as well but no S&W Auto's. I had a Sigma years ago, but trded it off. Perhaps a sweet ne M&P is in my future as well! I have so damn many guns but never too many!
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:18 PM
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Sorry, no hope for you with medication, Go get more Smiths!
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:08 PM
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Know how you feel. I love my 6 inch 686 as well as my 681. Both are great shooters.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:37 PM
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Check out the sourdough holster from:
Leather gun holster, concealed carry holster - Simply Rugged Holsters? - Proudly made in the USA

The finest revolver holster around.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:08 AM
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Great gun. Have you ever shot IDPA with it? That is what it was designed for.
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mmhmmm....just got mine april 28th.

I got my holster on ebay for $37 shipped. I think its a Tagua if I remember correctly. Its a nice holster.




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Old 05-22-2010, 03:30 PM
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I have the 2.5-inch variant on lay-away and Iím ordering the forged parts from the SSR as time permits. It is an impressive model for sure. Still, Iím more partial to k-frames but I'll somehow get over it.
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Any L-frame holster will work. I use a Bianchi Black Widow, I think it is listed as a 5A and a Galco Phoenix. These two rigs take care of most of my needs.
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Great gun. Have you ever shot IDPA with it? That is what it was designed for.
I have never shot IDPA with it or any other. However I may soon. The guy that works at the range I go to does, and he's always telling me to come out with him to a match. I never have because I know I'll be hooked!
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As you can tell from my log-in name, I cannot say enough good things about the 686SSR. The accuracy, quality of the trigger and looks are impressive.

I purchased a GALCO Dual Position Phoenix - right hand model (Code PHX104). The holster is suede-lined to help protect the revolver's finish. The leather is extremely thick and flawless. And, the holster has two tension adjustment screws. Be sure to take a look at these.

I hope this helps.

By the way, because the 686SSR is so nice, I now want to try a 60 Pro too.
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:18 AM
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As you can tell from my log-in name, I cannot say enough good things about the 686SSR. The accuracy, quality of the trigger and looks are impressive.

I purchased a GALCO Dual Position Phoenix - right hand model (Code PHX104). The holster is suede-lined to help protect the revolver's finish. The leather is extremely thick and flawless. And, the holster has two tension adjustment screws. Be sure to take a look at these.

I hope this helps.

By the way, because the 686SSR is so nice, I now want to try a 60 Pro too.
I have been looking at the phoenix holster as well, and have been leaning towards that one. I guess thats the one Ill start with. Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:33 AM
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This is not the 686SSR, but it is available for the 686.

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Old 05-23-2010, 11:42 AM
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This is not the 686SSR, but it is available for the 686.

Available where? I think that would be a nice additional rig.
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Its available here:

MERNICKLE HOLSTERS
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Glad you like your 686. They are the greatest, I have Bauer Bros. model Z34 that I have worn daily for years. The problem you are going to encounter now is the need for a reloading press, I can see a Dillion 650 in your future.
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