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586-1: Should I????

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by GunNut, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. GunNut

    GunNut Well-Known Member

    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.

  2. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    GREAT guns. Sounds like a good price if it checks out ok. Good luck.
  3. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

    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.

  4. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    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
  5. GunNut

    GunNut Well-Known Member


    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:

  6. Neal Bloom

    Neal Bloom Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. only1asterisk

    only1asterisk member

    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.

  8. SnWnMe

    SnWnMe Well-Known Member


    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:
  9. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    If It Check's Out As Per Jim March's Review

    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
  10. only1asterisk

    only1asterisk member

    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.

  11. chaim

    chaim Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. firestar

    firestar member

    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:
  13. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    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.
  14. Z_Infidel

    Z_Infidel Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. GunNut

    GunNut Well-Known Member

    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

  16. firestar

    firestar member

    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
  17. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    If the gun is in good shape, I'd get it.
  18. tech

    tech Well-Known Member

    I'm with you Firestar. I paid 300 otd for a 99.9% 586-4 6"and felt like I did great.

  19. DamnedDirtyApe

    DamnedDirtyApe Well-Known Member

    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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