S&W 586 4 inch for idpa?


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boltbender
February 21, 2011, 06:36 PM
I have a Smith 586 in 6 inch which is, of course, not allowed in Idpa by virtue of barrel length. My revolver weighs 48 oz. and I don't think lopping two inches off the barrel would get it under the 42 oz. limit. Does anyone know the exact weight of a 4 inch 586?

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roaddog28
February 21, 2011, 06:51 PM
Hi,
A 4 inch 586/686 will weigh right at 40 oz. If your serious about shooting IDPA stock service revolver I would sell your 586 and buy a 4 inch 586 or 686. The price is going to run in the $400 range and you should be able to get that out of your 6 inch 586. Here is another angle. Look for a S&W model 66 4 inch prelock. Much better handling and balanced better for IDPA. You should be able to get one for $400 to $450 for a good shooter. I have a model 66 4 inch and a 686 4 inch. By far the best one of the two is the model 66. In IDPA your going to shoot 38+P with a floor requirement of 125,000. No need to have a 686 which is heavier and feels muzzle heavy because of the full underlug. If your that serious about IDPA then a 686 ssr would be the best option. But your looking a $700 to $800. I like my model 66 better and can shoot better with it than my 686.

Just food for thought.
Good luck,
Howard
Model 66 4 inch
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu283/HPitt74985/model66-4.jpg
Model 686 4 inch
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu283/HPitt74985/DSC00005-1.jpg

Publius1688
February 21, 2011, 08:19 PM
+1 to RoadDog. Either way, you can't go wrong. I shoot a 4" 586, and it's a gem.

gordy
February 22, 2011, 07:44 PM
I had my 4 inch 586 magna ported, And it has a very sweet trigger job.
I use it for exactly what you are using it. I think the heavier 586 swings better
then the k frame m66 that I have. Both would be a great choice. But I like the 586 better.
With the magna porting you fire heavy 38's and it feels like a rimfire.
Light 38's and it is like a big bb gun.
357 mag and it is like a 38.

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