February 26, 2010, 05:07 PM
I picked up a new S&W 686 SSR from my FFL this week and really like it. The gun has a nice trigger and really good set of grips on it. The only other 357 mag I have is a 4" GP100 and they're about as different as two revolvers can be, but I think that the Ruger has a better trigger in DA than the Smith.....but it also has about 1000 rds through it as well. I'll see how much lighter the trigger gets on the S&W after the same amount of rds go through it.
Now just waiting on a gold bead front sight to arrive.
February 26, 2010, 06:38 PM
I love mine. The gold bead is the best for me. I interchange from my 625JM. Have fun.
February 26, 2010, 07:04 PM
but I think that the Ruger has a better trigger in DA than the Smith....
I have to agree with you on that. When I bought my GP100, I was torn between that and the 686 SSR. I dry fired them both several times and finally concluded that the GP100 had a better trigger than the SSR so I ended up getting a 6" GP100. Last week I went back to the gun shop with the intention of picking up the SSR that they had there and instead I got another GP100, this time a 4" barrel. I felt that it too had a better DA trigger than the SSR. I have nothing against S&W or the 686 SSR, in fact I really like the SSR, but the GP100 is just such a great value.
I will have an SSR one of these days.
February 26, 2010, 07:06 PM
Very purty revolver. This is one of the few that I'd love to get my hands on but my wallet keeps telling my hands no!