My 4" 686 is a GREAT gun. Its my carry piece when i am trout fishing or deer hunting. Its been soaked, submerged in silty rivers and mud caked and has never failed to function perfectly. It also has the Hitlery hole (that has never been engaged) and as of yet, in the 10 years i have owned it, never had a problem. It has also shot some pretty high velocity rounds thru it.
The only thing i regret about my 686...is i should have gotten a .44 mag instead of a .357 mag.
The 686 is the weapon breathing that fireball in my avatar picture.