you will find the 686 does not lend itself to concealment.
NICE holster tho, fine sheath for a fine weapon. a great pairing IMHO.
Fully agree on the concealment statement. Although with the 3/4 length fleece jacket I have, it might let me carry it during the cold months. I do have several other weapons for concealed carry that are more suitable.
I have a 586 I bought in '81, it's blue but I like blue, can't beat it, I'm glad I waited for the L frame to come out, was going to get a Model 27 N frame, not that it's a slouch. I like the L frame better.
Luv mine. It is a 681 not a 686, the difference being an embedded rear sight instead of the raised target sights.
it's reliability and simplicity of use is why I have it as the primary HD weapon for my household - I have no doubts that my wife can sucessfully operate this gun even in a full panic and it will always go bang - and do it with style!