586-1: Should I????


July 21, 2003, 09:36 PM
For some reason lately I've been in a revolver kind of mood.

I've alway had a .44mag or .480ruger, big bore revolver for hunting.

At this time I finally got my ultimate woods carry gun, a S&W 629 Mountain Gun. I've wanted one for years, and earlier this year was able to buy one from a private party for $425. I really like this gun.

Then earlier this month, I decided that a 342PD would be a nice carry gun. Picked it up off of glocktalk for $412.50/shipped. This gun was basically new, hadn't seen 20 rounds. The seller also threw in 5 holsters. I'm pretty sure this was a great deal. Carried it all weekend at the beach. It has completely replaced my Glock 26/27.

Now I'm thinking of getting either a .357mag or a .45ACP revolver. Probably going to wait on the .45ACP, and get another 1911. Primary use will be range/target, also home defense for my wife when I'm away.

Now to my real question. A local dealer has a 586-1 4" .357mag, it has the "M" meaning it has been updated. Lock up is very tight, bluing is 85-95%. Gun looks really good, the only wear is one of the medallions on the grip. I'm really a stainless guy, but I really like the looks of this gun.

Asking price is $295 + Tax. Probably could end up with it for $295 out the door.

So what do you think? Should I go for it? Should I just get a GP100?

Help out a brother gun nut.


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July 21, 2003, 09:52 PM
GREAT guns. Sounds like a good price if it checks out ok. Good luck.

July 21, 2003, 10:02 PM
Good gun.

IF it checks out....and is 90 percenter.....that's high.
I would go $200 out the door.

Your mileage may vary with area.

Patience, and carry cash.


Mike Irwin
July 21, 2003, 10:17 PM
No no no...

The dealer should be paying HIM to take the gun, Sam.

Where the hell do you buy your freaking guns for those kinds of prices?

Fantasy Land? :D

July 21, 2003, 10:29 PM

From the research i've done here, I think that I'm in the ballpark.

Now him paying me, that would be a concept. Maybe I should pass it by him???:D

Maybe for every 20-30 sales I pass his way, I could get a sizeable discount.:neener:


Neal Bloom
July 21, 2003, 11:17 PM
If you feel it is in the ballpark for your area, then by all means go and get it. Picked up a 586 last year. Great gun. Quickly became one of my favorite revolvers.

July 22, 2003, 12:55 AM
IF you wanted to shop has you could likely beat the price, but if you have the money and want the gun...

You didn't say what barrel lenght was, I assume 4". I personally wouldn't pay more than $275+tax.


July 22, 2003, 02:10 AM

Gun prices in your respective locales just make me wanna:cuss:

A 586 will get much more than $295 where I live (So Cal, just west of the United States)

When I was shopping for my 442 I saw a very well used Charter Arms 38 for $195!!!:fire:

Ala Dan
July 22, 2003, 02:32 AM
At $295, the price sounds way high too me also. Even
with you being in "the high rent district", I think $225
would be topps for a 90 per center!:D :uhoh: :rolleyes:

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

July 22, 2003, 02:44 AM
I can get solid mechanically good 686 most of the time for about 250+tax, or 586 fo a few dollars less, but finish might be like 80% and I would be buying it sight unseen. If I found one in a shop I would pay 10% more to be able to check it out before I spent my $ on it.


July 22, 2003, 03:00 AM
I love my 6" 586-M. I would like to get more in the future. Very accurate, very comfortable, very well made gun. As for the price, around here it is hard to find an L-frame in condition worth buying for anything under $390-400.

July 22, 2003, 04:26 AM
I thought I was a bargin hunter but $200 for a 586!!!!:what: I bought mine for $330 in about 90-95% and I never saw another for cheaper after I bought it. $295 OTD sounds pretty good to me, I would buy it as it is one of the best guns I have ever owned. the 586/686 are nicer than the Ruger GP-100 and they will almost certainly have a better trigger and be just as accurate or more accurate than a GP-100.

I don't think you could go wrong for that price if it is a solid revolver. I wish I shopped where some of you shop.:confused:

July 22, 2003, 10:29 AM
Make sure you give it a good checkout; the last 581-1 purchaser I know really should have brought a range rod. Mis-alignment of the barrel in the frame strikes me as the kind of error that runs in batches. :uhoh:

If it's a good 'un, $295 isn't a truly outrageous price ($250-$275 would be more normal), but the guns turn up for sale rarely enough that if you really want one, you buy when you find, because it may be a while before you turn up another one.

July 22, 2003, 11:46 AM
I bought my 4" 586-1 for $300 and couldn't be happier with it. Good trigger, shoots great and I like its looks.

I also have a 4" blued GP100. I shoot the GP100 more, because I have invested some money in it to make it into exactly the revolver I wanted. But the 586 is a very nice gun. I wouldn't want to have to choose between the two.

July 22, 2003, 01:20 PM
Thank you all for the advice.

Just last night I found a 4" 686 w/5 sets of different grips. Out the door price is $350. The gun is rated 99%.

I think for an extra $50, I'll go for it instead.:D


July 23, 2003, 02:40 AM
I HATE you people! Where on earth are you finding 586s and 686s for that kind of pocket change? It must be a location thing. Revolvers are cheap around hear compared to autos but no way are you going to find a 586 for $200. I think I may take a trip around the country buying up all the $200 586s.:D

July 23, 2003, 11:34 AM
If the gun is in good shape, I'd get it.

July 25, 2003, 08:36 PM
I'm with you Firestar. I paid 300 otd for a 99.9% 586-4 6"and felt like I did great.


July 27, 2003, 08:34 AM
I paid $310 OTD for a 95% blue, mechanically LN cop trade-in 586 last April. It came with an expensive Bianchi #2800 black duty holster (for sale cheap).

Best revo money I ever spent. Accurate, smooth, comfortable shooter. It's usually in the passenger side of the bed, stoked with 145 gr Silvertips.

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