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Old 04-23-2012, 02:04 PM
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I bought this S&W 686 new in 1988. The adj front sight caught my eye. When I received it and went to the range it shot great, a ragged hole at 25 yards.
I drifted into plastic then 1911 pistols, love the 1911's now. But I took this old friend out last weekend and it still shoots a ragged hole.



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Old 04-23-2012, 07:13 PM
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Great looking revolver. The 686 is an excellent 357 and both of mine are tack drivers.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:14 PM
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Silhouette sight.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:24 AM
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Is that the 8 3/8" barrel?
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:23 AM
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Reminds me of a Dirty Harry special in 357 and stainless.Nice piece.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:33 AM
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:18 AM
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Did it come with a bipod???
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:18 PM
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I"ve got the same revolver with a 6" barrel which I also purchased new. The front sight allows you to zero the revolver at 4 different distances and just rotate the front knob to select between them.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:34 PM
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Here is a pic of mine with a 6" barrel.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:37 AM
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NICE! I have the brother to that, the 586 in 8 3/8" barrel:
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:26 PM
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My 686 does not have the neat front sight. Still a great gun and have not taken a picture of it. Well I did in 35mm, but have not digitized it yet.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:50 PM
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Adj front and laser grips, wow.


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Here is a pic of mine with a 6" barrel.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:12 AM
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My 586 is my favorite gun to shoot. That adjustable front sight is really neat, I'd like to have one!

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Old 04-29-2012, 11:01 AM
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Great gun. The only problem I have is that you refer to it as "old". I had turned 21 only a few years before the L-frames were introduced. Surely, something sold that recently can't be "old".
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:16 AM
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My 586 is my favorite gun to shoot. That adjustable front sight is really neat, I'd like to have one!

I would say you have a very nice BBQ gun set up!

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Great gun. The only problem I have is that you refer to it as "old". I had turned 21 only a few years before the L-frames were introduced. Surely, something sold that recently can't be "old".
I was thinking the same thing when I read the thread title, I just had to laugh.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:21 AM
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It's old enough that it is better made than the ones built now!!! No Lock.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:50 PM
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I would say you have a very nice BBQ gun set up!
It was a sad day when that rig left for my customer. Worst part was it was my size, too. Still my favorite picture of my 'ol 586 though
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