Originally Posted by rdk45
Thanks for all the input guys sounds pretty overwhemlingly in favor of keeping the 19. I appreciate your time.
A dissenting vote. The 19 is a fantastic handgun and if you had a 19-2,-3 or even a -4 I would say keep it but later models just do not have the appeal or manufacturing care of the earlier ones. Does NOT make them bad guns, just not the originals.
The 686, specially if it's an older ones (pre lock) is probably one of the best .357 mag guns S&W has eve made. The frame is beefed up to take the heavier loads but not ridiculously so. Have you seen the prices on pre-lock 686's on Gunbroker lately?
I say trade it and at a later date find a n1ce 19-2 to hang on to.