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Mod 65 + S&W custom job or 686+?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by wooderson, Dec 17, 2006.

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  1. wooderson

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    Given the choice would you prefer a service-issues Mod 65 (from Summit) + the S&W "combat revolver package" (glass-bead finish, action/trigger job, etc.), or a new 686? (686 comes out about $100-125 more, any custom job on it would have to wait a while)

    Primarily a range gun, 38Spl FMJ and wadcutters. I'd shoot a box of .357 once in a blue moon with the 686.
     
  2. xring

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    Tough call. If the new 686 has the lock, go with the 65. What are the barrel lengths?
     
  3. wooderson

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    4" on the M65 - probably 4" on the 686. I had considered a 6", but the longer barrel doesn't seem as well balanced in my hand.
     
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    Well, I thought the same thing when I got my nice worked 66 .. but just recently after I caught myself running a lot more boxes of 357 than 38s through it, I decided to buy a 686. Actually, I decided to buy a 686 or a King Cobra.. but I wound up going with a mildly used pre-lock 686 I found with a fair price tag. It's nice to have a worked gun, but I would suggest from those two that you go with the 686.
     
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    Model 65

    I have a M-65 4 inch square butt next to my bed.
    Last year I used it several times at a local steel plate shoot.
    Have been thinking about getting a 9mm for a fun gun.
    Shot the M-65 again Sat. and I really don't need another pistol.
    If your think you need a action job, do it.
    I did the spring kit and some polishing, its a fine pistol.
    I'm considering some sort of dark finish, black chome or ?
     
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    As a range gun I would go with the M686 because of the adjustable sights and you wanting to shoot various ammo.
     
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    Agree with Majic, the adjustable sights of the 686 would be essential for me on a target gun. Friend of mine struggled to shoot a 13 at IDPA with the small fixed sights he could not see well and could not zero for the ammo.
     
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