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Old 05-18-2012, 06:25 AM   #11
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I'm a big fan of 3" .357 magnums and have one that I carry as a primary when packing a Resolver.
I know you mean revolver, but a "Resolver" is a good name too. I can't think of any unresolved conflicts you'll have with a .357 Mag.
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I have the 686+ in 2.5". Amazon has speedloaders for cheap. Its my only revolver, had it few a few months and love it. Nice feel to it. Little big for conceal IMO though im a skinny guy. Recoil isnt bad either
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Why the extra weight and bulk of a 686 for carry/home defense? Why not consider a 2.5" Model 19 or 66? If you're wanting a range gun, a 4" would be the minimum for me. I want the longer sight radius when I range shoot because I prefer to shoot for accuracy.

For me, I've never really seen the point of a 2.5" 686 when the 2.5" 19/66 will the same thing with more style.

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Why the extra weight and bulk of a 686 for carry/home defense? Why not consider a 2.5" Model 19 or 66? If you're wanting a range gun, a 4" would be the minimum for me. I want the longer sight radius when I range shoot because I prefer to shoot for accuracy.

For me, I've never really seen the point of a 2.5" 686 when the 2.5" 19/66 will the same thing with more style.
I don't think the 19 or 66 are available brand new. For carry guns, I try to buy brand new ones and 686+ is available and comes with life-time warranty.
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