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460 Jerk Face 03-15-2013 03:25 PM

686 PC Competitor Holster
 
Greetings all. New to this forum, but not to guns, or gun forums. I own three S&W's at the current time, and I just put a 4th on layaway. I ordered a 686 Performance Center Competitor. This will largely be a target and range gun, but may serve a bit of bed side duty.

I have google searched, searched S&W's website, searched on this forum, and searched on The High Road, and can not find an answer to this.

Does anyone know of company that makes a nice leather holster for this model gun? Maybe some of the owners of the older PC weighted bbl designs would know? I can't seem to find one anywhere. Even though it is a range gun, I always buy a good holster for all of my hand guns, the Smiths especially.

Thanks all for any information.

SmithNut 03-15-2013 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by 460 Jerk Face (Post 137091344)
Greetings all. New to this forum, but not to guns, or gun forums. I own three S&W's at the current time, and I just put a 4th on layaway. I ordered a 686 Performance Center Competitor. This will largely be a target and range gun, but may serve a bit of bed side duty.

I have google searched, searched S&W's website, searched on this forum, and searched on The High Road, and can not find an answer to this.

Does anyone know of company that makes a nice leather holster for this model gun? Maybe some of the owners of the older PC weighted bbl designs would know? I can't seem to find one anywhere. Even though it is a range gun, I always buy a good holster for all of my hand guns, the Smiths especially.

Thanks all for any information.

Honestly I've never considered holstering as I use it only for range/target use, no competition (no dis on it's capabilities). I do not recall any holsters for this model.
You might try Safariland, they have several 3-Gun rigs, but I'm unsure if they do one for revolvers.
Holsters | Competition Holsters | Competition - ELS Belt System - SAFARILAND?

Neat gun, you are going to like it.

460 Jerk Face 03-16-2013 04:00 PM

Thanks. I have a feeling I'm going to be going to a custom leather shop around here and just have one made special. Yeah, I doubt I'd ever have a reason to strap it to my side, but you never know. The mood may strike me in the right circumstance. It's gotta be leather though. A revolver with that kind of class simply demands it. I'm going to put Nills grips on it too.

gr7070 03-16-2013 04:52 PM

Contact any of the many holster makers frequently mentioned on the forum; for example lobo, or el paso, etc. Ask them if they'd make something.

You can always go kydex with Comp-Tac. A lot of folks like them for conceal and they're #1 for competition.

SmithNut 03-17-2013 12:12 PM

Whoops... maybe I was on the wrong page.....
 
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Originally Posted by 460 Jerk Face (Post 137091344)
...... I ordered a 686 Performance Center Competitor.

Maybe I missed something, my only experience was with the original Performance Center M686 Competitor, so if you are talking about a "new" version of this gun (below is a pic of the original), my apologies as my suggestion was regarding the type shown below.
Frankly I can't imagine carrying one for general use, field or much less concealed carry, but then again I've seen it all. If they are making a newer gun that is based on the M686 platform but has a shorter, more concealable profile my apologies. The rigs in the link I posted above were meant towards the competition style of carry and "games" that the original Competitor was geared towards.
I'd like to see pics of the gun your ordered....

http://www.fototime.com/BFB531C9751AF8C/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/84D6AD9F09B460C/standard.jpg


Regards,

460 Jerk Face 03-17-2013 12:33 PM

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If I were to carry it, it would be open carried in the woods. So there is no need to conceal it. I do not want a kydex holster though. I reserve kydex for polymer guns only. It's just my preference. I am looking for leather for this revolver. Like I said, I'm guessing I'll be having one made custom.

Yes, S&W has come out with a new run of the old weighted bbl system. There is an N frame 629 Competitor and an L frame 686 competitor. Here is the picture the seller had on Gunbroker of the gun I put on layaway. I hope I didn't just violate any rules by posting someone else's picture. If I did, please delet it mods.

SmithNut 03-17-2013 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by 460 Jerk Face (Post 137095661)
If I were to carry it, it would be open carried in the woods. So there is no need to conceal it. I do not want a kydex holster though. I reserve kydex for polymer guns only. It's just my preference. I am looking for leather for this revolver. Like I said, I'm guessing I'll be having one made custom.

Yes, S&W has come out with a new run of the old weighted bbl system. There is an N frame 629 Competitor and an L frame 686 competitor. Here is the picture the seller had on Gunbroker of the gun I put on layaway. I hope I didn't just violate any rules by posting someone else's picture. If I did, please delet it mods.

Nice gun- I didn't know they were making them again

I think you are going to have to go the custom route

Good luck

bobf 03-17-2013 01:55 PM

You are going to like it.

New production 686 and 629, they are also making the 12" PC 647.
Not my best pics, I will get better ones.

629

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w...psaab2fbef.jpg

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps503ea510.jpg

686

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w...psce869f47.jpg

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps68bb1ae2.jpg

both

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps2571ff8f.jpg

LEADNUTS 05-11-2013 06:29 PM

686 Competitor & Finding a Holster
 
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I just purchased the 686 Competitor and used a 586 4" in the mid 80's as a duty firearm. I qualified quarterly at Combat Master level.

I have shot 100 rounds of .38 special plus p so far and it is everything I always wanted out of a deluxe revolver. My stock 6" 1970 Colt Python was my favorite deluxe revolver.

I called Smith & Wesson and they basically said if it's not on their website that they do not make a holster. I was sort of bewildered by this comment.

I checked Mernickle - Mernickle Custom Holsters - Shoulder Holsters

update: I got 2 otw holsters and a belt from Mernickle. The holster for the 686-Competitor did not fit that gun nor did it fit a 686-1. It fit a colt 6" mark III Officers Match of all guns? It's well made enough for what I paid... No matter as I found a Hunter Holster, tan, and broken in nicely. That holster fit the 686-C just fine. It will make a great hiking and hunting pistol in that rig. I found some grips which beat those cheap run of the mill junk which came with the gun. I loath hogues. They are like gettin a hummer with a condom on. Gun shoots like a rifle


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