Old reliable from S&W...


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Old Unc'
September 5, 2011, 09:40 PM
My hiking and backpacking protection. L frame 686 357 magnum...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8ND9MdSLKCA/TicQsQs9cOI/AAAAAAAAUZE/XXSnITzUekQ/s576/DSC_0013-1.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bJDHSWR9GfQ/TicQsz-JxhI/AAAAAAAAUZM/2MX9eFEAJQI/s576/DSC_0024-1.JPG

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357 Terms
September 5, 2011, 09:43 PM
Nice, probably the best choice for what you use it for. What do you keep in her while on the trail?

skoro
September 5, 2011, 09:43 PM
Looks like it'd do the trick.

Old Unc'
September 5, 2011, 09:45 PM
keep her loaded with 125g Federal JHP...

Old Unc'
September 5, 2011, 09:51 PM
here she is with the S&W Goncalo Alves combat grips...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-O9v-OUcuu1Q/TE2jxmn4ObI/AAAAAAAAOv8/GOTVOBW10IQ/s576/DSC_0003.JPG

Walkalong
September 5, 2011, 10:41 PM
Excellent choice. A 4" 586 0r 686 is hard to beat.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=148642&stc=1&d=1315276856

Old Unc'
September 5, 2011, 10:52 PM
very NICE 586!! I really prefer blued guns myself. I bought stainless steel because it was the craze back in the 90's...

ColtPythonElite
September 5, 2011, 10:55 PM
Sharp gun. I really like the looks of a 686...20+ years ago, I carried around a large glossy S&W catalog and a large glossy catalog from another maker. I spend several months trying to decide between the 686 and the other makers similar gun...The other maker won due to their bright polished finish they offered.

Old Unc'
September 5, 2011, 11:00 PM
deep royal blue Python, don't blame ya' a bit... :)

ColtPythonElite
September 5, 2011, 11:05 PM
deep royal blue Python, don't blame ya' a bit...

No, I didn't even consider a Python back then. I wanted "tough" and the King Cobra had the reputation of being nearly bullet proof. I also didn't consider blue, either. I intended to carry the gun in all weather conditions and didn't want to worry of rust. I bought a bright polished stainless model.

DenaliPark
September 5, 2011, 11:28 PM
Very nice L-frame, here's my L-frame 686-7 alongside of a K-frame M-66, IMO the 686 has the perfect barrel length(3")for the best combination of portability and accuracy....

Old Unc'
September 5, 2011, 11:37 PM
a few more shots...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/3594946655_aca17ac764_z.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3595754444_22996c79df_z.jpg

bergmen
September 6, 2011, 12:03 AM
Gorgeous, Old Unc'. AND outstanding photography as well!

If one of those were under the glass when I was shopping for a 4" blue GP100, it would not have stayed there.

Dan

RMc
September 18, 2011, 02:33 AM
...Double Tap 180 grain WFN for trail defense.
My 4" 686 moves this high penetration load over the chronograph at 1260 fps.

Fishslayer
September 18, 2011, 03:14 PM
If one of those were under the glass when I was shopping for a 4" blue GP100, it would not have stayed there.



There was actually a 4" GP-100 next to the 4" M686 when I got mine. At $100 less for the GP I still wasn't tempted. ;)

Of course, if I'd had the $$$ the GP wouldn't have been left behind, but...

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