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I'm no big fan of recent production S&W revolvers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by hAkron, Nov 27, 2012.

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  1. hAkron

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    But, I'm starting to come around ;)

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    I just saw this used 686-6 Plus 2.5" beauty winking up at me from the display case. It needs a little mild TLC to clean up some surface issues by the cylinder latch and on the rear sight blade, but other than that, it looks mint.
     
  2. Guillermo

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    I hope you enjoy your new toy
     
  3. Bubba613

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    The 686SSR is probably the best regular production .357revolver ever made.
     
  4. CPO15

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    Almost didn't open this thread, so tired of the anti MIM and lock boys living in the past and hand-cranking both their ice cream and their Fords.

    Thanks for validating my purchase of five S&Ws in the past few years.
     
  5. Bubba613

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    Yeah, it's like advances in metallurgy and engineering are meaningless.
     
  6. Guillermo

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    Don't turn this thread into anything other than a guy celebrating the acquisition of his new toy with his online gun friends.

    To do so would be very inconsiderate
     
  7. hAkron

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    The trigger seems every bit as crisp as my 686-4. I'm more of a semi auto guy, but I've been on a bit of a revolver buying spree lately. 3 of the last four guns I've purchased have been revolvers. A Dan Wesson 15-2, a Dan Wesson 44, now this 686-6...who knows where my collection will take me next.
     
  8. hAkron

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  9. BYJO4

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    Nice S&W and I know you will enjoy it.
     
  10. bozzman3

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    Sweet enjoy it.Thats going to have some kick to it!!
     
  11. PRM

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    Now that's just funny, don't care who you are - one of the old guys.

    I do like homemade ice cream and a vintage Ford could find a spot in my garage.

    Smith & Wesson has always and still does...make a quality revolver. Their customer service is a cut above. You chose well.
     
  12. Certaindeaf

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    From some angles it seems like the locking bolt is barely peeking out or something.

    Nice gun!
     
  13. bannockburn

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    hAkron

    Nice find!

    I have been very impressed by the overall quality and performance of my new S&W Model 638 as well.
     
  14. Walkalong

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    The 2 1/2" 686 is a great gun. The SSR is one round better. You'll enjoy it. Congrats.
     
  15. hAkron

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    There is a deal on an SSR on Armslist in my area that looks great. I'm trying to resist the temptation to add yet another 686...I'm shocked at my lack of will power.
     
  16. WoodchuckAssassin

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    My only gripe is with the Locks. I understand that they want to sell guns in California, but there are other companies that are doing quite well without cattering to people who need a LOCK on a gun to keep themselves "safe." People that need a lock on a gun...probably shouldn't own a gun.

    RUGER may print 3 pages of warnings on their guns, but their "old school" 1911 didn't have any extra safeties, and I'm pretty sure they're doing all right :neener: Same thing with the the GP100, SP101, and LCR. No lock safeties here!
     
  17. splithoof

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    ^^^I don't mind the locks; I have used several, and they have all functioned 100%. That S&W pictured is a very good find, and used properly a very good self defense tool. As a side note, the Ruger 1911 mentioned in the above post is generally not available for new sales to non-LE in California, because the state considers it an "unsafe handgun". The average Joe resident to buy it legally would have to find a used example. It is a very nice 1911 though, solid, smooth, and accurate.
     
  18. Old Fuff

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    Well gee...

    Us boys who are living in the past are also generally older, and have the advantage of experience. We offer no objection toward those who are satisfied with newer products offered by this venerable maker. We simply believe that the older ones offered a better fit and finish with attention to details, made by experienced craftsmen; then that turned out by CNC machines and other processes incorporated when it became necessary to control costs.

    For that reason we seek out what we prefer on the used market, rather then the new. Our behavior in no way impedes those who want to go the other way. If someone can't see the difference it is not our place to offer unsolicited advice. By not buying what we want you are doing us a considerable favor.

    Carry on.

    Why should anyone get upset?
     
  19. wlewisiii

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    Some cheese, sir?
     
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    Old Fuff-- Trying to explain the affirmation of "what was" to the younger generation is commensurable to us fuddy-duds discerning the proclamation that exhausting a weapon sideways and then implementing a tactical retreat with your pants on the ground is a categorical advantage in a combat situation. :D

    Stay thirsty my friend. You're gonna need it :D. I love ya Fuff. ;)
     
  21. PabloJ

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    The best production revolver I have seen was made by Performance Center ca. 2002. It was large-bore top break single-action cavalry revolver. The price for mint second-hand sample in wood presentation box was only $1100.
    I would think with enough takers for about 2K per new gun the best yet to come would be much more then old 5 cent candy bar dream.
     
  22. Guillermo

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    Fuffster,

    You are not smart enough to understand that 2 piece barrels, injection molded parts are "advances in technology".

    Just like particle board is an "advance in wood technology" and therefore better than solid oak.
     
  23. jason41987

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    i think smith and wesson makes some gorgeous revolvers, and id love to own one.. unfortunately my wallet is the one that doesnt like smith and wessons

    edit: what am i even talking about?... i dont keep my money in a wallet anymore, its the 21st century already, i bury it under a rock so the banks cant find it
     
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  24. b.thomas

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    A very nice gun, lock or not! you just gotta love those front sights with a insert.:cool:
    I've got one on my Security six and of all my four handguns, with my old eyes, the S6 is the only one I can see the front sight on it. (turn 68 next Monday):D
     
  25. Jaxondog

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    Nice looking S&W. Hope you enjoy it.
     
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