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Old 01-29-2009, 03:00 PM   #11
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Woodsman, have you taken her out for a spin yet?

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Old 01-29-2009, 10:45 PM   #12
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Oh holy Jeebus! Bang, bang, bang. Go play with it for Jeevus' sake!!!

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Old 04-30-2009, 07:47 PM   #13
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Which grips are on your revolver? Great picture!

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Old 07-20-2009, 12:34 AM   #14
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Woodsman, keep your 686. It is a great weapon.
I have owned my 4 inch model since 1980 when it came out and have fired over 30,000 rounds through it - mostly the 38 +P+ 148 grain Federal Ammo, but also a lot of 357 ammo. Good gun. Carl..

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Old 02-03-2011, 02:14 AM   #15
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I can't match the photo quality, but I like my version of the 686. It's been slicked inside and out, and is concealed carry friendly, and done in my particular taste, which is mostly old school.
In 77 I used a 357 mag in a fight, and in 78 a 45 acp. I am retired L.E. At 61 years I carry the 357 mag in the 125 gr JHP configuration. Best one shot stopping record in L.E. stat history. Sorry abou the pic, I'm new here.

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I had a 686 with a 2 1/2 incher. I put Pachmayr Bill Jordan grips on it, liked it a lot. Come to think of it, don't know why I got rid of it. probably got the big eye for something else.

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I have a 66 3-incher and a 686 6-incher, and I think you have an excellent firearm. The short barrels are very pointable, IMO, and the only accuracy issues belong to the shooter, not the gun. I also don't put much in the barrel length vs. muzzle velocity argument; I'm pretty sure it would hurt if you got shot by a .357 out of a 2-1/2" barrel.

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The 686 2-1/2" barreled revolver is a great gun. I've shot my Dad's and it performs almost as great as our model 66s do as far as accuracy and overall smoothness.

Don't even let the thought cross your mind that you are giving up stopping power (muzzle velocity) in exchange for the convenience of a short barrel. These guns are intended for use in the inside 25 yard category, although you may find surprising accuracy at 10-15 yd range.

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100_0883.jpg Love mine. Had it about 10 yrs. Easy to carry and very accurate w/158 grainers.
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Here's my version of the 686 only polished.

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