And How Would You Like Your S&W 686?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Confederate, Aug 25, 2015.

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First, what size barrel do you want?

Poll closed Sep 24, 2015.
  1. UNDERLUG, please

    36 vote(s)
    64.3%
  2. I'll have your STANDARD Model 19/66 barrel

    13 vote(s)
    23.2%
  3. I'll take the STANDARD barrel w/no shroud

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. Gimme the SKINNY barrel, early Model 10 type

    6 vote(s)
    10.7%
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  1. Confederate

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    Okay, you're ready to buy a Smith & Wesson .357Mag revolver. Just let me know how you'd like it and S&W will send the data to our stainless steel printer in the back. It should be ready to go by the time you fill out your paperwork.

    First, what barrel length do you prefer? 8.5-inch, 6-inch, 5-inch, 4-inch or 2.5, inch?

    And how would you like your barrel? Underlug, Model 66-type, or Skinny Early Model 10 type?

    Well, I tried to set up a poll on my tablet and obviously got it wrong. So just post what you'd prefer and why. Photos welcome.
     
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  2. Panzerschwein

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    4 inch bbl, seven shot cylinder, heavy barrel WITHOUT an underlug, stainless steel, with Pachmayr presentation grips!! :D
     
  3. Hardtarget

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    Only managed to get one...so far.

    Underlug, 6", 6 shot. I like 4" guns too but the 6" came along and....

    Mark
     
  4. jrod

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    4" Stainless Model 19 style barrel. Quick change front sight. Pachmayr Presentation Grips.6 shot cylinder please. :)
     
  5. gotboostvr

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    I'd really like to see them with the half lug barrels. Although with the beefed up M66's that might be an even better choice.
    4" 7 shot please!
     
  6. Twiki357

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    Model 19 style barrel, 3 inch, polished stainless with round butt magna type ivory (bonded) stocks.
     
  7. il.bill

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    Guess I can't play - right off the bat my barrel length is not listed as an option.

    Oh well - make mine a three inch (3") barrel with the underlug, of course; after all, it IS a 686. And ... may as well be a seven shot 686+ while you are at it!
     
  8. joneb

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    I'd pick a 3" 686 pre lock, not many of those floating around though:(
     
  9. sequins

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    I am glad we all agree the shroud is attractive. People talk crap on the Super Redhawk and I love that weird 2 inch shroud no matter what you say.

    Naturally Pachmayr Presentation grips have some strange colt following that I don't understand.
     
  10. ColtPythonElite

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    I prefer the Pachmayr Grippers on my 686's. They grip just like my King Cobras. I have a 7" 7 shot Talo and a 686-1 8 3/8". Even thought he barrel is screwed on the 8 3/8" gun crooked it is probably the most accurate .357 I have owned.


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  11. bannockburn

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    Missed out on the shorter barrel models when they first came out so this time around I would like a 2.5" or 3" underlug barrel for my Model 686. Next up would be a 5" version along also with an underlug barrel. Both guns would be stainless and with a round butt for better grip options.
     
  12. CajunBass

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    I'll take mine in a Model 28 or 19. ;)

    For some reason, and I can not explain it, the 5/686 series have never interested me. Can't tell you why, they're good guns, obviously.

    Maybe it's just because everyone else likes them so much. :D
     
  13. Radagast

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    The 'half lug barrel' was the Model 620. The skinny barrel, although not the traditional styling, is the Model 686 SSR.
     
  14. Radagast

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    Cajun, I'll take whichever turns up first. A minty Model 586 4 inch or a Model 28 4 inch. I already have the 6 inch Model 28.
     
  15. buck460XVR

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    IMHO, The 686 is a 686 because of what it is. Making it look like something else makes it not a 686. I have 686s in 4'', 5'' and 6'' and like them all equally.
     
  16. CajunBass

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    I might go for a 586, if I ever saw one with a half-lug barrel (I think they made them) but the only ones I ever see are full lug. And I think this is at the root of why I don't really care for the "86's". I just don't like the way the full length underlug looks. I'm sort of, almost, maybe warming up to it, but I always get distracted by other bright shiny things. :D
     
  17. 460Shooter

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    I agree.
     
  18. Radagast

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    Dark and shiny things for me. None of that new fangled stainless stuff. I think the rcmodel/Old Fuff Borg has started to ass-laminate me. :p

    AFAIK there was never a half lug 586. There was a half lug 5 inch barrel 686 as a stocking dealer special, a few years before the Model 619 was release.
     
  19. e rex

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    I have a 686-4 4" and would like a quick change front sight. I'd like the cylinder throats opened a bit for cast bullets also.
     
  20. PJSprog

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    I'll go with this, too. I have a 6" 686 that, to me, out-of-the-box is already the perfect revolver.
     
  21. 2zulu1

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    I like the full lug, very helpful when pushing split times. :) My 6" and 4" 686s are 7-shot versions, have to love the L-frame metallurgy.
     
  22. Corpral_Agarn

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    I think that they nailed it with the model 65. I cannot believe they are not more popular.

    A K frame 357 Mag with fixed sights.

    A 4 inch barrel would be my preference.

    Yes Please!
     
  23. Master Blaster

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    have a 4" and a 6" with the underlug, would love a 3" skinny barrel with 1/2 lug/ shrouded ejector rod 7 shot.
     
  24. tipoc

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    What, no pics!

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  25. Panzerschwein

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    Only problem with the earlier "K-mags" was that the forcing cone COULD give out after a lot of shooting with light-bullet full-power .357 magnum loads. Other than that, I agree.

    As for the new, beefed up "Model 66" (in name only) S&W has released, I wish I could like it, but their are many things I don't like about it and for reasons of pride I would never own an IL S&W.
     
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