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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Old Unc', Sep 5, 2011.

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  1. Old Unc'

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    My hiking and backpacking protection. L frame 686 357 magnum...

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    Nice, probably the best choice for what you use it for. What do you keep in her while on the trail?
     
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    Looks like it'd do the trick.
     
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    keep her loaded with 125g Federal JHP...
     
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    here she is with the S&W Goncalo Alves combat grips...

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    Excellent choice. A 4" 586 0r 686 is hard to beat.

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    very NICE 586!! I really prefer blued guns myself. I bought stainless steel because it was the craze back in the 90's...
     
  8. ColtPythonElite

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    Sharp gun. I really like the looks of a 686...20+ years ago, I carried around a large glossy S&W catalog and a large glossy catalog from another maker. I spend several months trying to decide between the 686 and the other makers similar gun...The other maker won due to their bright polished finish they offered.
     
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    deep royal blue Python, don't blame ya' a bit... :)
     
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    No, I didn't even consider a Python back then. I wanted "tough" and the King Cobra had the reputation of being nearly bullet proof. I also didn't consider blue, either. I intended to carry the gun in all weather conditions and didn't want to worry of rust. I bought a bright polished stainless model.
     
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    Very nice L-frame, here's my L-frame 686-7 alongside of a K-frame M-66, IMO the 686 has the perfect barrel length(3")for the best combination of portability and accuracy....
     

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    a few more shots...

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    Gorgeous, Old Unc'. AND outstanding photography as well!

    If one of those were under the glass when I was shopping for a 4" blue GP100, it would not have stayed there.

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    Might I suggest...

    ...Double Tap 180 grain WFN for trail defense.
    My 4" 686 moves this high penetration load over the chronograph at 1260 fps.
     
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    There was actually a 4" GP-100 next to the 4" M686 when I got mine. At $100 less for the GP I still wasn't tempted. ;)

    Of course, if I'd had the $$$ the GP wouldn't have been left behind, but...
     
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