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Old 09-10-2017, 06:06 PM
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My local GS had in it's monthly flyer some decent deals on Smith & Wesson firearms. I haven't purchased a new S&W revolver in 35 years, no kidding. So I went in GS with the intention of purchasing either a 686 Plus 4.125", 586 4", or M66 Combat Magnum 4.25". All were selling @ $679.99ea.

I won't get into thoughts of each, but the 686 Plus had the nicest trigger of all three revolvers, hands down. Plus it's weight was between the M66 and 586. Couldn't tell much of a width difference from the 586 that stood out.

Tomorrow range and pictures. Oh, and since I spent over $500 it came with a large S&W range bag, and Safe Lock portable gun safe. Think I did well.

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Old 09-10-2017, 06:14 PM
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Welcome from Ohio. Bag and safe, yeah you did good! Looking forward to pics.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:27 PM
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Welcome and good find! With all the add ons they gave you, you did very well. Range report and some pictures once you get it out.
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I will help with pictures since there are none yet. My + Pro-Series, 5". Bob
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:59 PM
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Made it to the range today with my new 686-6 Plus. I only was shooting off hand from the 10yd line. An assortment of 357 and 38spl ammo. I am pleased how well this revolver handles the full house loads recoil, and pretty darn accurate to boot.

My only downside is the grips. I have large hands and the S&W rubber grips are just a little to narrow/small for my hands (the 586 target grips I handled earlier were to large for my liking). Guess I'll do some research and find something in the future.



And free S&W range bag. It will come in handy.
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:21 PM
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Great revolver; What's not to like about a 686 ??
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I put Hogue Mono Grips on my 686. Better speed loader space than the target grips. The grips you have on yours now look they have even more speed loader clearance. With 7 rounds in a speed loader, that might be a good thing.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:45 PM
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Congrats! I just picked up a 3 inch and absolutely love it!

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Old 09-11-2017, 11:26 PM
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If they would get rid of the internal lock, I'd order one right now.
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Altamont makes some nice grips for the 686
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I got me a 686-6 as well. Its beautify built and so far has performed flawlessly. It's a worthy companion to my 686-5 and 686-4.

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My S&W 686-6 .357 Mag. 4"
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:49 PM
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I got me a 686-6 as well. Its beautify built and so far has performed flawlessly. It's a worthy companion to my 686-5 and 686-4.

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And what S&W grip name are those revolver686? They look a little smaller than the standard S&W target grips. Thx!
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I haven't purchased a new S&W revolver in 35 years, no kidding.
Wow, what discipline!! Some of us here buy 35 S&W's a year! Not to worry, you'll soon catch up now that you've got started with a nice one ;-)
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And what S&W grip name are those revolver686? They look a little smaller than the standard S&W target grips. Thx!
They are Altamont Conversion Targets.

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Congratulations on your new 686.

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They are Altamont Conversion Targets.

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Thank you, revolver686. The Altai (AH) grip style looks like the ticket for me. Not sure which design I'll go with as long as it has S&W logo. The original Hogue rubber with finger grooves doesn't fit my hands to my liking. Sorry S&W.........

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Nice choice. I smile every time I load 7 rounds into the cylinder of mine. I went with Hogue Bantam's which for some reason fit my XL hands perfectly.
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