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S&W M686 Plus 357MAG/38SP +P 3"

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Model: 164300
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 43703
UPC: 022188643008
MFG: Smith & Wesson

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Smith & Wesson L-Frame revolvers are built to suit the demands of the most serious firearms enthusiast. Available in six and seven shot cylinders, the L-Frame has a strong, durable frame and barrel built for continuous Magnum® usage. As police officers and hunters will attest, this firearm is made to withstand heavy use.
Finish Black Chrome
Type AK Pistol
Action Blowback Operation
Caliber 204 Ruger
Barrel Length 5.31"
Capacity 6 + 1
Safety 3 Automatic Safeties
Grips POW/MIA grip
Sights Novak Style
Weight 36.8 oz
Finish Olive Drabe Frame/Black Slide
Type Kit
Action Break Open
Caliber 7.62mmX25 mm Tokarev
Barrel Length 3.4"
Capacity 50 + 1
Safety Half Cock
Grips synthetic
Sights Fiber Optic Front, Adjustable Rear
Weight 36.8 oz
Finish Stainless
Type Revolver
Action Single/Double
Caliber 357 MAG / 38 SPECIAL
Barrel Length 3"
Capacity 7
Safety No Manual Safety
Grips Black
Sights Adjustable
Weight 36.8 oz

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11 Reviews. Average Rating: 4.6 of 5 Stars! [4.6 of 5 Stars!]
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Reviewed By: Walter M on 11/27/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
buds beat the cost of all but one local gun dealer and this includes the fee I will pay to recieve the gun . I'd check all prices and add FFA fees. The customer service representitive actually took time to find the least expensive fee for me in my area. Double action gun Range charges $75! She directed me to Motor City Guns whos fee is $25! That's a big savings! This was excellent service provided from Buds Gun Shop!

On the criticle side: bud's statists for the gun were scant. Another dealer was more detailed. It was there I discoved my 686 will be a square butt. This was important to know if you want to change the grips!

as Buds does not open the gun package from the dealer before postage to you FFA, They aren't responsible for a bad mproduct, so check it carefully before accepting it!

I rate Buds 8-10 for their service and prices and recomment buying from them.

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Reviewed By: Brian N on 03/29/2014 Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
I already own and love a 6" 686. I'd been wanting a Plus in a shorter barrel for my extended deep woods excursions. I waited for a while for a 2 - 3" 686 to come available, and bought this revolver in mid-February.

I didn't notice during delivery inspection that the front sight's pin is missing. I found some metal shavings where the front blade sight sits in its mount. It's probably related to the fact that the gun shot way low out of the box, like 6 - 8" low at 10 yards. A sight pin is a $2 part, and anyway, I'm planning to replace the front blade with Meprolight night sights, so I'm not concerned about this.

I've spent about 6 weeks with it now, put close to 1000 rounds through it. Once I got it sighted in, it shoots pretty well. It's not the long-range threat my 6" 686 is, but it easily groups a couple of inches at combat distances and it's a lot easier to carry.

The trigger is crisp and good, as you'd expect from an S&W, and the 3" barrel length gives it good balance. At 35 oz, it's heavy enough to absorb a lot of .357 recoil. I did a fairly exhaustive test with different brands and weights of ammunition and found it relatively pleasant and accurate with most 158g bullet weights. I've settled on Speer Gold Dots as a carry round.

The Remington 125g HTP JHPs shot pretty well also. This is an old-school, mean factory load, but the 686 is heavy enough that it's just spicy, not brutal. I think that would be your very best manstopper among commercial defensive ammunition. I'm going to stick with the Gold Dots personally.

In the woods, I carry it inside the waist, in the small of my back in a Triple K #314. Fits great underneath a long shirttail shirt and pack, but is still handy.

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Reviewed By: Gregory E on 04/21/2012 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Very happy with the purchase from Buds. The 686 plus 3 inch is balanced so well and great for conceal carry. Also I like that no one has handled the brand new guns from Buds, my 686 have no turn rings, flawless new, unlike many gun shops where everyone has handled the weapon and possibly dry fired. Buds is the only way I will go in the future!

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Reviewed By: james c on 03/03/2012 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I would like to let the world know what a great experience buying from Bud's. Very easy to deal with and I could not have gone to get the gun myself as fast as they got it to me. And as far as the gun goes, well its a smith & wesson how could you go wrong ? I will do more business in the future with Buds.

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Reviewed By: Anthony R on 12/21/2011 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
My first purchase from Bud's. Very pleased with the it. Very accurate, very sensitive trigger and nice weight.

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