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S&W 686 vs S&W 66

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by FunYet, Aug 18, 2003.

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  1. FunYet

    FunYet Member

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    Aside from 3 ounces and $10 or $20, what are the practical differences between a snubby S&W 686 (6-round model) and a snubby model 66? I have not had a chance to compare the 2 since the local gun store does not have either at them moment. Only been able to compare through specifications and pictures. The 686 looks a little "beefier".

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    I posted/searched similar threads and from what I have gathered, unless you are going to shoot the full house .357mag loads ALL the time, then the 66 will hold up just fine. Otherwise get the 686 for a little more reinforced frame. 66 is the K-frame, and 686 is the L-frame if I am not mistaken, but I believe the grips are roughly the same size. I have only shot the 19 (blue 66) 4" barrel, but the balance was great and my perceived recoil with medium .357mag loads was minimal. Hope this helps a bit. I am just dipping my toes in the revolver waters, but I love to shoot them.

    Edit: read this http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=36151
     
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    Duplicates the thread referenced in the post above. Closing this one.
     
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