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S&W 686 Question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by charby, Dec 3, 2004.

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  1. charby

    charby Member

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    I am going to buy myself a new 686 4" for Christmas. Before I pony up the $$$ for the revolver I was wondering if there are aftermarket grips to make it more of a square butt verses the round butt?

    I have huge hands and the round butt just doesn't feel right in my hands.

    Thanks in advance

    Charby

    p.s. Huge hands means big gloves so no jokes... :neener:
     
  2. Moonclips

    Moonclips Member

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    You can buy the Ahrends round-to-square conversion wood grip from the S&W site. Hogue also sells similar grips, but I prefer the Ahrends on my revolvers, and Hogues on my semi-autos.
     
  3. OH25shooter

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    Ditto on Hogue grips. Bought a set for my 686 and was on the phone to a service rep for some time. He was very understanding in describing the different styles, i.e., checkered wood, solid wood, design patterns, etc. If you don't have the site, here it is: www.getgrip.com.
     
  4. Ohen Cepel

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    I'm sure with some looking you can find the grips that fit you just right.

    That's one of the main reasons I love revolvers. I can change the grips out depending on my use at the time or for a person with real small hands if need be.

    The 686 is a great gun. Hope you enjoy it!
     
  5. GUNKWAZY

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    686 grips

    Badger makes a very nice Round butt to square butt set for the "L" frame.

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    They fit my hand quite well.

    Jeff (GUNKWAZY)
     
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    Don't buy a new 686. Go to the internet gun auctions and buy a used. Less money, square butt and no lock.
     
  7. stans

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    A lot of police departments purchased four inch 586's and 686's for their officers. Most of these departments have now transitioned to semi-automatic pistols and the revolvers have been dumped on the used handgun market. With a little shopping you should be able to find a nice, used 586 or 686 and save about $100. Use that savings to purchase custom stocks or ammo for practice.

    I own nine revolvers, one inherited, four purchased used and four purchased new. I had another (Dan Wesson) that I purchased used and ended up trading it away (stupid!!!!). If you carefully check out a used revolver and avoid those with signs of over use or abuse, the used revolver is the best value hands down!
     
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