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Old 08-02-2011, 03:23 PM   #21
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Get Stainless, easier to maintain and looks great.

Here is my 686

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That's a gorgeous 686! How does she handle and shoot?

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Great in both aspects, I shoot mild 38spl wadcutters for local competitions, it's bone stock, I would like some trigger job to make it lighter, but stock works great too.

Flashy gun for sure when ever I use it at the range, everybody likes it.

Notice that it has the polished SS trigger and hammer, it's old school from late 80's, the new ones are blacked out, probably Spring SS like my speargun shafts.

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I gotta admitt, I usually lean towards blued firearms, but that is one eye catching 686. I like old school revolvers, especially Smith and Wesson.

How does the L frame feel compared to a K frame?

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Can't go wrong with a 686 plus I sure am loving mine Once you own a S&W you will want many more .

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You should get a Medusa... Its based off the S&W K/L frame and you can shoot around 20 different calibers without changing cylinders or barrels...
It is my first revolver...

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I favor stainless, but it is just a personal preference.

You might want to spend additional time at the range and try S&W and Rugers. I like both, but you may find yourself preferring one over the other. You might also want to consider a companion gun in .22 cal. They make great surrogate guns, allowing extensive practice for little money. And they are great fun in their own right.

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I own a ruger blackhawk in .357 magnum and its a great range gun. The blue finish looks great, and i have it in the 6.5 in barrel. But ruger offers offers smaller barrel lengths. The single action makes for a great range gun. The trigger pull is fairly light and very smooth. With just the iron sights, it can drive a 158 gr .357 round into the bullseye at 50 yrds with steady hands. The price is right and you can't beat the durability of a ruger.

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Get Stainless, easier to maintain and looks great.

Here is my 686
I second that.... The stainless is easy to care for and looks great. Personally, I had to go with the combat grips over the standard grip as the standard grip seemed to allow the gun to torque in my hand a bit using .357 rounds.

Here is my 681 wearing the combat grip:
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Those S&W .357's are a great choice,but if you don't want a .357/.38 but rather just a .38,the S&W model 10 is one of the greatest handguns ever created by mankind.
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