S&W 686 snub


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wheelyfun66
October 4, 2013, 07:23 PM
Hey All,
Just picked up this snub 686 for occasional carry (Glock 26 gets most of the work)

Garrett Industries Silent Thunder IWB makes it easy to carry this beast!
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t497/spec4towle/029_zps850a9f48.jpg (http://s1062.photobucket.com/user/spec4towle/media/029_zps850a9f48.jpg.html)
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t497/spec4towle/028_zps2095a1ef.jpg (http://s1062.photobucket.com/user/spec4towle/media/028_zps2095a1ef.jpg.html)
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t497/spec4towle/031_zps5b77e421.jpg (http://s1062.photobucket.com/user/spec4towle/media/031_zps5b77e421.jpg.html)
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t497/spec4towle/034_zps32030c8c.jpg (http://s1062.photobucket.com/user/spec4towle/media/034_zps32030c8c.jpg.html)

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pikid89
October 4, 2013, 08:02 PM
if I may, why only 4 rounds per speed strip?

Snake Plisskin
October 4, 2013, 08:57 PM
Congrats, Very Very Nice, I have a couple myself they are awesome.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab138/bsufan1103/001.jpg (http://s857.photobucket.com/user/bsufan1103/media/001.jpg.html)

wheelyfun66
October 4, 2013, 09:46 PM
if I may, why only 4 rounds per speed strip?
I attended a revolver gunfighting course with Michael deBethancourt, who is known for his revolver prowess.
In the course, we learned to get back into the fight quickly, which meant as little as 2 rounds would be reloaded, and the cylinder indexed while closing it, and BAM, back in the action.

Time allowing, then 4 rounds would be loaded.

The time it takes to dump brass, insert 2 rounds, index and obtain target is very fast.
Not as fast as inserting a magazine in a semi auto....but with practice, smooth and fast.
If you were behind cover and had time....a full 6 round reload could happen

Nomad
October 4, 2013, 11:50 PM
Nice find! I actually like the idea of carrying 4 rds in a speed strip.

NMPOPS
October 5, 2013, 04:09 AM
I attended a revolver gunfighting course with Michael deBethancourt, who is known for his revolver prowess.
In the course, we learned to get back into the fight quickly, which meant as little as 2 rounds would be reloaded, and the cylinder indexed while closing it, and BAM, back in the action.

Time allowing, then 4 rounds would be loaded.

The time it takes to dump brass, insert 2 rounds, index and obtain target is very fast.
Not as fast as inserting a magazine in a semi auto....but with practice, smooth and fast.
If you were behind cover and had time....a full 6 round reload could happen

I understand the concept and agree, to a point, However, you can reload two a time with a full speed strip just as easily with a full speed strip. It just take time at the range and practice.

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ColtPythonElite
October 5, 2013, 04:12 AM
Nice guns, Snake.

hAkron
October 5, 2013, 07:00 AM
Longer speed strips that allow 2-2-2 might be a good alternative to this. Anyway, who cares about that? AWESOME 686 2.5". I love mine and carry it often.

wheelyfun66
October 5, 2013, 08:36 AM
I understand the concept and agree, to a point, However, you can reload two a time with a full speed strip just as easily with a full speed strip. It just take time at the range and practice.

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After practicing with many types of speedloaders & speed strips.....
I found the method that works best for me.

a full 6 rounds in a strip makes it more difficult to grasp, maneuver, and utilize under pressure. For me.

Drail
October 5, 2013, 09:46 AM
The 686 snub is pretty much everything you need and nothing that you don't. Great carry gun.

460Kodiak
October 5, 2013, 10:25 AM
I picked up a 3 inch Talo edition with forged hammer and trigger and an unflutted cylinder. I love it, and pretty much all 686's.

jon86
October 5, 2013, 10:30 AM
That holster looks awesome for carry

Jaymo
October 6, 2013, 12:49 AM
The 8 shot speed strips would allow you to load two, skip one, load two, skip one, and load two in the speed strip for a total of 6 rounds.
Of course, it would be a little longer than the 6 round speed strips.

686 snub. Color me envious.

Hardtarget
October 6, 2013, 01:05 AM
I have a 686 now. However, that 6" barrel cancels the concealed carry effort. :D I really like the feel of shooting the 686 L frame. Fits my hand well.

The only snub I have is a mod 19.

This makes me think I'll take both to the range tomorrow!

Mark

Deaf Smith
October 6, 2013, 10:59 AM
Love both the K and L.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=151724&d=1319938871

But the L frame is stronger.

Deaf

bannockburn
October 6, 2013, 12:58 PM
wheelyfun66

Outstanding L frame snubby! I remember seeing one at a gunshow with a 3" barrel and thought it made for an outstanding .357 snub revolver.

BYJO4
October 6, 2013, 08:13 PM
The 686 is a great revolver. I know you will enjoy it.

sig228
October 6, 2013, 09:05 PM
Nice. Looks like the lock was "plugged".

Shear_stress
October 6, 2013, 11:50 PM
Very nice!

MrTrolleyguy
October 7, 2013, 01:03 AM
Congrats! You have to love a 686 snub for concealed carry stopping power at a moderate weight.

I have a few myself...and some longer ones.
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb355/topgun5011/IMG_0133.jpg (http://s1201.photobucket.com/user/topgun5011/media/IMG_0133.jpg.html)

and a few short barrel semi-autos

wheelyfun66
October 7, 2013, 06:44 AM
Nice. Looks like the lock was "plugged".
Good eye.
Yes, the Internal Lock is plugged. I would never trust a carry gun with a lock that could "accidentally" engage!

frankiestoys
October 7, 2013, 07:50 AM
If you want a great revolver the 686 is on the top of the list congrats!

mdauben
October 7, 2013, 01:04 PM
Garrett Industries Silent Thunder IWB makes it easy to carry this beast!
Wheelyfun66, how do you like that clip shown on your holster? I'm shopping for an IWB for my 2.5 inch 386 and I like the looks of that Garrett model but I was wondering how stable that is, compared to a regular j-hool or belt loop?

wheelyfun66
October 8, 2013, 08:37 AM
The clip makes it easy on/off, as you can pull it away from the body and lift the holster out of your pants.

Garrett also offers belt loops, J-hooks, etc....so you can set up your holster any way you see fit.

They also offer different holster models...not just the Silent Thunder.

Check them out! (I've got a model called a "Solo" on order for my Glock 26)

340PD
October 8, 2013, 09:45 AM
I really enjoy mine.
586L comp 7 shot.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/gnystrom_photos/586_zpsa145608d.jpg

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