19 or 686??? - Page 2
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Revolver Handguns > 19 or 686???

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2011, 03:01 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mesinge2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,535
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spittinfire View Post
I absolutely LOVE heavy 357 loads. IMO, they are easier to shoot and hit harder....I'm also a hunter so I could be biased.
I love the 200 grain loads in my Ruger. No Hog is safe.
__________________
www.pistol-talk.com

The only 357 magnum to me is the Ruger Security Six!!
mesinge2 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 06:47 PM   #12
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
oldcoptn46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: EastTN
Posts: 135
Liked 16 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

I realize I'm on this a little late but........ Keep the Model 19. You will never regret it. I have a 19-5, 4" and a 65-3, 3", round butt. Wouldn't get rid of them for anything. Looking for Model 13, 3" rounf butt, the blued version of the 65.

Pops
__________________
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the U.S. ARMED FORCES don't have that problem."
Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1911-2004, 40th President of the United States of America
oldcoptn46 is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 07:59 PM   #13
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sniper03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 6,025
Liked 3430 Times on 1658 Posts
Likes Given: 1729

Default

Cane,

Great Post! And thank you for informing me on the 19.7 Series vs the 19-4 Series. I just knew that most of the Model 19s I had seen had the pinned barrels and was not aware of the changes on the 19-7. And I knew the stainless 686s and others had the barrel pressed into the receivers. Once again that is the advantages and the educational area of the FTF. We all learn something new almost every time we visit!

03
Sniper03 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 09:33 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: boise,idaho
Posts: 16
Default

Thanks for all the input guys sounds pretty overwhemlingly in favor of keeping the 19. I appreciate your time.
rdk45 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 12:49 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
crazycharlie2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: S. Williamsport,Pennsylvania
Posts: 196
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 41

Default

Yeah. Keep the 19. I'm gonna keep mine. Bought it from the 'used' shelf, but it appears to be unfired.
tr-cased-medium-.jpg  
crazycharlie2 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 12:10 AM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Wambli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 947
Liked 48 Times on 28 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rdk45 View Post
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.
Wambli is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2011, 04:56 PM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jismail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 234
Liked 35 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I don't have experience with the 19, but i can tell you that my 681 has been a excellent firearm, even with it's fixed sights, and has never given me any issues. I like the feel of it, and fit and finish are top notch.
jismail is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes




Newest Threads