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The 686

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by g5reality, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. g5reality

    g5reality member

    With the success of The 642 Club thread I thought there should be a place for 686. I hope this becomes as popular and helpfull as the 642 Club.

    S&W has created a classic that comes in many configurations. I have a 686+ 4" and love it.

    Welcome to the 686 Club:)

    1BLINDREF Well-Known Member

    You're just looking for $5 for g5 :neener: :neener:
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2007
  3. bigtuna

    bigtuna Member

    I'm in!

    Just your standard 6-shot 686, 6" barrel

  4. Confederate

    Confederate Well-Known Member

    The first model was the best looking:


    No lock, no MIM parts, stamped sideplate.

    1BLINDREF Well-Known Member

    :what: :what: Thats an awesome gun!
  6. 115grfmj

    115grfmj Well-Known Member

  7. fspitzdorf

    fspitzdorf Well-Known Member

    686+ -6 variant 6" butler creek grips and a butter smooth action...

  8. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    Do 586 owners get to join?

    My 586 6" is beautifully blued and has one of the smoothest actions I have felt in a wheelie or semi.
  9. hexidismal

    hexidismal Well-Known Member

    Aha, now heres one I can join in on. I cant stand those little 642s, but I love the 686

    Here is a picture I took right outside my door just 2 or 3 days ago of my 686-5, 6inch 7-shot, wearing a set of badger customs. I would have to say that this is my most accurate handgun, or at least the one that I can shoot most accurately with. I considered trading it for a 1911 right after I got it, now I'm quite glad that I didn't. I still bought a 1911 though, now I'm poor but I have both. :D

  10. g5reality

    g5reality member

    The Most Popular Revolvers Ever Made

    Welcome CWL,

    Perhaps I should have named it the L frame magnum club instead. The Model 586 uses S & W's L (medium) revolver frame, with a K-Frame sized grip mated to a larger diameter cylinder. During the 1980s, Smith & Wesson developed its L-Frame line of .357 Magnums: the Model 581, 586, 681 and 686. These Magnums had a major effect on both law enforcement and sporting markets. In addition, these revolvers became the most popular revolvers ever made.
  11. frabor68

    frabor68 New Member

    Here's mine.

    3" 686-4 from 1994.

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  12. jato

    jato Well-Known Member

  13. Bob79

    Bob79 Well-Known Member

    Mountain Guns

    My favorite 686, the mountain gun version...

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  14. jad0110

    jad0110 Well-Known Member

    My application for The 686 Club :p




    Hey, anyone know of a good IWB carry rig for CCW :D ? I know, it's a bit large, but what the heck! It is a great gun that is more accurate than I am. Balances quite nicely in my hands, it just feels SOOOOOOOO right. Serves as my nightstand gun and car gun on long trips. May as well ride on my hip when I dress heavier for cold days.
  15. tbtrout

    tbtrout Well-Known Member


    That is the one I have and I agree. The best looking one out there. Never had a better trigger pull on any handgun. Better than my 1911.
  16. WJR

    WJR Well-Known Member


    That is a very nice 686. If you ever to decide to part with it, please let me know.

  17. WJR

    WJR Well-Known Member

    Here is my contribution:


    4" CS-1 and Performance Center 3" 686 Carry Comp.

  18. Kor

    Kor Well-Known Member

  19. IDriveB5

    IDriveB5 Well-Known Member

    Here is a quick-pic:
    Absolutely love this revolver!

    Grips: These grips are one of several grips that were made by my great uncle (may he rest in peace) for my father's K frame.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2007
  20. Pine Cone

    Pine Cone Well-Known Member

    The Classic Hunter

    Here's a look at my entry, a 686-2 Classic Hunter, 6" barrel, unfluted cylinder. Only had it a short time, but it's very accurate and seems destined to be a favorite!

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