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Old 03-23-2020, 04:18 PM
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My LGS is still processing the ten day wait, and I was able to pick up my new S&W 686 Pro Series SSR today. Here is how she was from the box. Came with a rubber grip and the (shown) wood grip. I will probably put a Hogue rubber grip that I have in the drawer on this revolver and keep the OEM ones in the box, as I particularly like the Hogue grips.

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Lovely gun! As I have advised before (perhaps too often!), I'd keep an eye on the strain screw as mine had a tendency to work loose under firing. BTW, some posters have written that they do not care for the shape of the bbl underlug, but I prefer it as I find that the standard full length and weight (!) underlug renders the 686 too heavy, IMHO. YMMV.

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Old 03-23-2020, 07:22 PM
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Lovely gun! As I have advised before (perhaps too often!), I'd keep an eye on the strain screw as mine had a tendency to work loose under firing. BTW, some posters have written that they do not care for the shape of the bbl underlug, but I prefer it as I find that the standard full length and weight (!) underlug renders the 686 too heavy, IMHO. YMMV.

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I don't know whether I like the tapered or full underlug better; both are fine. Overall I like the way the revolver looks, and I've shot the tapered underlug and it hefts very nicely. Yes, got to keep watch on those strain screws.
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:27 PM
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I like the look and I especially like the way they shoot.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:02 PM
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Congratulations, I hope you have a lot of fun with it. My SSR is my favorite firearm. Have a ball and be safe !!!
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:31 PM
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Congratulations,the quick change front sight is handy.Hope it produces nice targets for you.
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Beautiful gun
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:21 PM
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The strain screw on my 686 SSR work loose from firing. I applied some blue Loctite to the threads and it has not worked loose after firing 100 rounds.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:34 PM
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A little purple Loc-Tite on the strain screw takes the worry out of being loose.

Theoretically, the tapered underlug makes for faster transitioning between targets. The higher weight of the full underlug creates more momentum making it harder to stop where you want to. Remember the SSR designation comes from a revolver sub-division in IDPA, the gun was conceived as a competition revolver. You would be remiss if you didn't use it that way.

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Old 03-23-2020, 11:44 PM
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great find I love mine I use it for ppc
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:20 AM
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Love that gun. I sold mine to a customer at the range where I RSO that "had to have it" I have other revolvers and he smiles every time he comes in to shoot so we both win.
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Here she is with the rubber grips that came with it. I think this is still a sharp looking gun. Can't wait to get it to the range.
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Old 03-25-2020, 12:32 AM
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Nice!
What is the SA and DA trigger weight?
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What is the SA and DA trigger weight?
DA weight is 11lbs. on the nose.

SA weight around 4.5 lbs.
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Here she is with the rubber grips that came with it. I think this is still a sharp looking gun. Can't wait to get it to the range.
Mine came with woods and a RB rubber fingergroove grip in the box. It is not a Hogue pattern.

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Old 03-28-2020, 10:14 PM
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The fingergroove grip you see on my SSR is the one in the box. It appears to be identical in all respects to the Hogue grip I have on another 686+.
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Some of us like that barrel configuration! Still looking for the 686 SSR


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Joe: Is that one of the unicorn Bangers 686 .38 Supers I spy in the background? I have a friend who, allegedly, has two of them - but I've nevver seen them, so no chance to talk him out of one. I have the Bangers 627-4 PC and just thought it would be nice to pair it with its brethren.

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Joe: Is that one of the unicorn Bangers 686 .38 Supers I spy in the background? I have a friend who, allegedly, has two of them - but I've nevver seen them, so no chance to talk him out of one. I have the Bangers 627-4 PC and just thought it would be nice to pair it with its brethren.

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I had a chance to buy a second one this winter, asked myself "why?" The answer was "cause you have never seen one before, outside the safe!" The rest of the story, a local friend collects S&W's and he now owns my second one! They are fun to shoot!
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