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S&W M686 6RD 357MAG/38SP +P 4" Reviews

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38 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.8 of 5 Stars!
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by Bernard P Monday 08 May, 2017
Let\'s just say it up front: While this is no Colt Snake Gun, this is an heirloom quality revolver. The L-Frame pistol, and specifically this M686, from Smith & Wesson are pretty much modern classics in the wheel-gun realm. This is the pistol that just about anyone who has more than one revolver, has in their collection. The good: great slick stainless finish, acceptable black rubber grips, and a red highlighted front sight. The bad: the spurred hammer will wear on a sensitive thumb after a duration of single-action shooting, and the cylinder release mechanism was really stiff for the first several hundred rounds. While these are unfortunate, my biggest gripe is that my trigger started to rust shortly after exposing it to the humid Tennessee air. I\'m pretty OCD about my gun cleaning, but while the body of this gun is high-class stainless, the trigger is lower-grade, heat-treated steel that lacks any real finish in it. Unfortunately, it began showing signs of surface rust within 6 months. I\'ve made some meager attempts to locate an aftermarket replacement, with no luck so far. For a nearly $700 gun, I must admit, I find this extremely unfortunate. Being a S&W Classic, I have high expectations for this gun and it\'s heritage. As many of these as they sell, they could have done a finishing treatment on the trigger, or ever better yet; made it from the same stainless as the body. Heck, I would drop another fifty-spot right now just for a clean trigger. I\'ve put several hundred rounds through it so far, and being a revolver you already know that I\'m going to tell you that it functioned flawlessly. .38 specials? Yes, please! .357 Magnums? A noticeable increase in felt recoil, but still mitigated considerably by the heavy-but-acceptable weight of the gun. Overall, a keeper. I really would prefer to rate it at 3.5 stars due to the aforementioned trigger issue, but buds rating system forces me to use whole numbers. I expect better from S&W, especially when so much care went into everything else on the gun, except this one massive oversight.

Rating:     3 of 5 Stars!
by Ray r Sunday 30 April, 2017
Gun a is very solid and well built. The lock up is very nice. Functioned flawlessly after 100 rounds. .38 is much more forgiving than shooting .357 but not as much fun

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Leroy S Sunday 09 April, 2017
Excellent revolver. The S&W 686 is probably the best revolver that Smith ever made. It came ,out of the box, with a great trigger and is more accurate then I will ever be.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Thomas S Wednesday 22 March, 2017
Doesn't get any better than this, buy this gun. You wont regret it..

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Matthew N Wednesday 08 February, 2017
The one I got is put together well. Timing is right on and it locks up super tight. This is the second S&W revolver I've got in the last year or so that has been flawless.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Jim C Wednesday 09 November, 2016
The revolver arrived in perfect condition. It was clean and looked as though only 1 round was test fired due to a slight powder burn on only 1 charge hole, bore was actually looked clean. I have received some S&W's in the past that looked like they had a full day at the range. The fit and finish is very good. I like the duller finish on most new S&W models because they show less use and wear. I took it out and ran 40 rounds through it with no problems. First I ran 6 38 specials which actually felt like 22's. The rest of the rounds were full load 357's. Because of the revolvers weight and rubber grips the 357's felt like light load 38's, I mean you could should them all day long without any discomfort. The only real difference was the 357's shot a 3"-4" flame out of the end of the barrel. I was prepared to adjust the sights but there was no need, they were pretty much right on and with the red front sight quick to pick up. The gun is a keeper and anyone wanting a big and powerful revolver should be happy with this one. I usually don't comment on Bud's but this time I will. This is the 99th gun I have bought here since 2009. I ordered it and a Performance Center J-frame at the same time last Friday. I received this one today, Wednesday, which is fast delivery. The J-Frame is not in the shipping dept. as of yet. I know they are busy and ship from different warehouses, but there seems no reason or explanation for this and it is not the first time it has happened. Also I won't be buying as many guns here since they have discontinued layaway on almost all guns. Other than that I have never had any complaints with the quality of service.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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