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Old 12-06-2011, 02:33 AM
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My 2nd wheel guns, and it's a 686 SSR with Hi Viz Front Sight



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she's a beauty, was keeping an eye on one at one of my LGS.... been there all summer until last week... it's gone. Price was good too, just not quite good enough for me to move it to the top of the list. Love the grips on the SSR..
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she's a beauty, was keeping an eye on one at one of my LGS.... been there all summer until last week... it's gone. Price was good too, just not quite good enough for me to move it to the top of the list. Love the grips on the SSR..
Thanks, I wasn't planning to buy one until I saw her on my LGF with such a good price that I couldn't resist
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I like it and congrats on the new Smith. I like that front hiviz on there.
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Did it come with the Hi Viz sights from the factory!! IIf so, that could be the clincher in me getting one.
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Beautiful. Congrats!
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Did it come with the Hi Viz sights from the factory!! IIf so, that could be the clincher in me getting one.
No, it came with standard sight & I replaced it.
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I've been watching one locally. They're asking $750 for it used. I can't justify it at this time as much as I'd like to.
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tOkie,
Nice looking SSR. Is it a CCW? If so how do you carry it?

I looked at one yesterday and it was used asking 729.00 with box and papers? Seemed like nice balance Been thinking of a NEW 38/357.
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I've been wanting one of those for a long time, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. It is next on my 'want list' however. A local shop here sells them for $779 OTD, new. Not much difference in price between new and used, seems like.....
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779.00 does not seem bad, The price I saw included tax, seems all L frames these days are avg between 700.00 & 850.00 pending dealer

I missed a model-15 I had looked at a few days ago.
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My favorite pistol is my bare bones 6" 686-3. It never fails to put a smile on my face with its effortless perfomance, and elegant simplicity.
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Here's mine. Love it.
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tOkie,
Nice looking SSR. Is it a CCW? If so how do you carry it?

I looked at one yesterday and it was used asking 729.00 with box and papers? Seemed like nice balance Been thinking of a NEW 38/357.
Thanks, no it's not CCW because I don't have a permit (yes I know it's sucks, but being in CA & especially in Bay Area it's very hard to get a permit for regular civilian, that's why I envy all of you out of state with your freedom).
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I went to the range today, and I love it!

Trigger is smooth & great balance.
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T0kie,

Can you tell me the Hiviz Part/Model # of the sight you installed on your 686SSR?

Also any installation advice would be useful.

Thank you
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I got an SSR too! Its one of my favorite wheel guns. Superb feel, balance, and trigger! Best value out there! I tell people SSR stands for super sexy redneck!
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T0kie,

Can you tell me the Hiviz Part/Model # of the sight you installed on your 686SSR?

Also any installation advice would be useful.

Thank you
Sorry I just got back from vacation.

Her's where I got mine from:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...8CCPPMYZR33CSM

If you are getting the exact gun like mine, it's easy to change it by ourself, no gunsmith needed because the front sight is designed to be changed without tools. Good luck.
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t0kie, your link isn't working. Can you possibly list the hi-viz number. Thanks in advance.
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Nice gun!

Here's mine:
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Just picked up my own 686SSR as well. Getting it ready for some USPSA action soon. Just trying to find the right grips for the job. I'd also love to know the model number of that Hi Viz sight as well.
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t0kie, your link isn't working. Can you possibly list the hi-viz number. Thanks in advance.
Sure, here it is:

http://www.amazon.com/SW3001-G-Wesso...6608765&sr=8-2

Model is: HiViz SW3001-G Smith&Wesson Fiber Optic Front Revolver Sight (.250 height)
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The SSR is a well balanced weapon and mine came from the factory with a great trigger and the mainspring has the same rib on it that the wolf springs come with. Never tested the trigger pull weight on it but it's very light for a factory gun. I did have to put the 1mm longer firing pin in to compensate for fail to fires with a light firing pin strike. I'm sure I could have put in a stronger mainspring but the extended firing pin seems to have corrected the issue.

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Yes, the factory trigger is not bad at all. A friend of mine who has model 19 was amazed when he shot mine. Very nice trigger, he said
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I like it too, very nice 686 you have there........

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Congrats, really a nice one you got there. I just bought a 6" 686 from Buds. I haven't even had a chance to get over to my LGS to pick it up yet. I really like the idea of having the high viz sight, is that something you did yourself or had a gunsmith install. Is it something a "shade tree mechanic" can do? (without screwing somethin' up)
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It's doable & you can do it yourself. I had no idea too when I bought it, but once you look at it, you'll get it.
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Love those SSR factory grips. Wish I could find them somewhere. I picked one up at a gunshow and the grips really felt good. I put it back down of course. Any source for the grips?
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Love those SSR factory grips. Wish I could find them somewhere. I picked one up at a gunshow and the grips really felt good. I put it back down of course. Any source for the grips?
Pretty sure I saw them in the S&W Retail Store. If you call them, I believe they will send them to you.
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I keep going back and forth between the 686 ssr and regular 686 4" I finally had my mind made up on the regular 686 but now that I have seen this I am wanting the SSR again. I still have a few weeks to figure it out.
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I just bought a new SSR, can't wait to pick it up and shoot! I'm just curious, does this gun have the potential as being a collectable in the future?
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I keep going back and forth between the 686 ssr and regular 686 4" I finally had my mind made up on the regular 686 but now that I have seen this I am wanting the SSR again. I still have a few weeks to figure it out.
I had the 686+ in 2.5". I think the 4" has the nice balance overall & you can't go wrong either way.
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When the 686SSR first came in, I went to get it - and wrote my check, only to be told by the store owner that the price was wrong - he added $80 to the price! I voided the check and left - stayed away for 6 months. When I finally went back, 5/08, he had the 686SSR - and, next to it, the new offering - 4" 627 Pro - for the same price. As I don't compete in anything but an open SPC game, the 8-shooter's round count was to my benefit. I regripped it and borrowed my 625JM's .25" HiViz sights - then ordered it's own sight and Ahrends grips:



I had a bad experience attempting to buy the 686SSR. In reality, while the OEM grips looked nice - they didn't feel good in my hand - too sandpaper-like for me. When I could get a great 8-shooter like the the 627 Pro for the same price - with a similar trigger, sight mount, etc - it was an easy choice for me to make. Just a consideration.

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