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Old 09-18-2012, 08:20 PM   #11
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I have one with an 8 inch barrel, it is my Ohio deer rifle.

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:23 PM   #12
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Congratulations. Is it the Plus Model or the six shot?
I agree he got himself a great revolver.
But, I have been looking at your signature for a while now. What does it mean? I promise not to tell.
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Received the Galco silhouette high ride OWB holster that I ordered for the 686 and like the fit and finish.

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Old 09-20-2012, 08:59 PM   #14
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you will find the 686 does not lend itself to concealment.

NICE holster tho, fine sheath for a fine weapon. a great pairing IMHO.

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The 686 is a great platform. I went w 6" barrel n trigger job - wish it had case hardened trigger/hammer. Would love to try the N frame 8 shot w 5" barrel.

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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.

Thanks for the positive comments on the pairing.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:15 AM   #17
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I favor the 686p.

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Old 09-27-2012, 03:55 PM   #18
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The 686 is probably one of the finest revolvers S&W ever produced and is the perfect 357 Magnum platform. I just found this older one in a local shop for $450 so I couldn't pass it up.





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Old 09-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #19
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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.

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #20
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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!

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