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Old 05-24-2012, 09:53 PM
XVIga_Rob XVIga_Rob is offline
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Been looking at revolvers lately and thinking that I should consider picking one up. 2 weeks ago while looking through the cases at my LGS, I saw an interesting piece down on the bottom shelf, off in a dark corner. After handling & looking this gun over, I laid down some cash. After my 10 day wait, I brought it home, and gave it a good cleaning (looks even better now). I've now claned it 3 times and shot it twice (50 rounds of WWB .38 130gr. & 50 rounds of WWB .38 150gr.). After adjusting to a 6 o'clock sight picture, the gun is very accurate, and has a very smooth DA & a sweeeet SA trigger. I could not be happier with my purchase.

S&W .357 686-4

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:56 PM
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Been looking at revolvers lately and thinking that I should consider picking one up. 2 weeks ago while looking through the cases at my LGS, I saw an interesting piece down on the bottom shelf, off in a dark corner. After handling & looking this gun over, I laid down some cash. After my 10 day wait, I brought it home, and gave it a good cleaning (looks even better now). I've now claned it 3 times and shot it twice (50 rounds of WWB .38 130gr. & 50 rounds of WWB .38 150gr.). After adjusting to a 6 o'clock sight picture, the gun is very accurate, and has a very smooth DA & a sweeeet SA trigger. I could not be happier with my purchase.

S&W .357 686-4

What a great choice for your 1st. Enjoy

BTW, beautiful.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:27 PM
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Amazing just how well a wheel gun handles, and looks like you pick up a real sweetheart with that one.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:45 PM
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Enjoy that gun. You will never get tired of shooting that beauty. I love the look of those grips, btw.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:21 AM
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great first choice!
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:32 PM
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Excellent choice for you first revolver. The 686 is my favorite after the 625.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:55 PM
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Nice! I had a 6" 686 plus on layaway but backed out of it to get my 1911. My first wheelgun was a governor. Loved revolvers so much my first keeper im going to take my time and seek out the right one.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:18 PM
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I use a 6" version for bullseye shooting.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:31 AM
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Thanks...I am enjoying the gun..Very smooth shooter!

I had been looking at revolvers for awhile and a pre-lock 686 was at the top of the list. I feel very lucky that I just happened to stumble across this one.

When I went to pick it up after my 10-day wait. The guy I usually deal with saw me come through the door and sent another employee into the back, to bring it out. While carrying it out, he realized that it had been sold, and started whinning.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:03 PM
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Snoozers lose..
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:30 PM
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Looks great! Congrats!
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:37 PM
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Outstanding choice for a first revolver! I have a 4" 686 and really enjoy it. Congrats on your purchase.
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:00 AM
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Nice find!

Grabagun had some 686's for sale recently. I'm really, really tempted:

http://www.slickguns.com/product/smi...a=2093&k=other

I almost bought a 686 when I was in college, but I ended up going with a Ruger GP100. That was a nice gun on its own, but something tells me that I might have kept the 686 if I had gotten it. The guy selling it wanted too much at the time (for my budget).
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:29 PM
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Nice S&W!
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:47 PM
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Very, very nice! I know you'll enjoy that.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:47 PM
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You did just fine on your first purchase of a revolver.....NOW, for your second revolver....get yourself a S&W 696 in 44 Special. Then you will be fixed revolver-wise.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:10 PM
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Very nice!
Time to see how you like it when you put some .357 magnums through it.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:02 PM
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Very nice first revolver. You can't go wrong with any of the S&W prelock revolvers.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:53 PM
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She's a beauty! Looks like an older model. No lock and I think I see the firing pin attached to the hammer.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:24 AM
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She's a beauty and I hope you enjoy shooting that fine revolver for decades to come.
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