Reviewed By: Charles F on 06/16/2020
Very nice revolver ! Grips are very comfortable for me. Action felt slightly rough at first, but 50 rounds and a good clean and lube fixed that.
Reviewed By: Michael W on 06/09/2020
Holly Molly... buds comes through once again. This firearm is awesome. I signed for it and put 50 rounds through it with no problems. The gun looked like it had been fired and put in the case wet, if you know what I mean... but I cleaned it up once I got her home and all was well.
Reviewed By: Kevin M on 03/02/2020
I had been studying 686 Plus revolvers for months before deciding on this one. It's a beautiful gun, and it's great that it's a 7 shot. But the devil is in the details. If you're like me and care about fit and finish, check your 686 over very closely before taking delivery at your local FFL. I checked mine, but not close enough. The crane / cylinder arm doesn't match up with the frame on mine. Plus there are tooling mark / small gouges on the frame on top of the gun where the barrel is installed into the frame. I have sent it back to Smith and Wesson to be looked at, and hopefully they will fix the issues. For $750 round numbers, I was disappointed. I didn't fire the gun because I didn't know how that would affect the outcome with S&W, but the action felt top notch. The 5" barrel balances very well in hand.
Reviewed By: Michael S on 11/25/2019
I love this gun. Despite shooting 357 magnum ammo, this gun handles it extremely well. I'm especially pleased after I replaced the grips with Hogue rubber grips. Feels perfect in my hands.The look of this gun with it's stainless steel finish and unfluted cylinder is tremendous. I get looks all the time at the range.
Reviewed By: Thomas D on 02/07/2019
Awesome firearm holds true to the Smith & Wesson name Buds was great as usual this is my sixth or seventh gun from buds haven't had no problems at all grips on this gun are a little on the thin side but work great it's easy to grip and pull the hammer back with one hand I am having a hard time finding a holster for a 5 inch revolver
Reviewed By: David L on 11/13/2018
I LOVE this revolver! It fits very comfortably in my hand, isn't too heavy or too light, has outstanding quality, and incredibly accurate! I can keep consistent 1" groups at 10 yards and 3" groups at 25 yards! I couldn't be happier!
Reviewed By: Freedom L on 09/26/2018
Great target gun. I was a bit iffy at first when I looked it over but after a ton of polishing I got it looking like it should. Cleaned the guts of it and she’s runnin’ like a champ. 5” barrel is great and tames the muzzle flip. Single action is awesome and the double takes getting used to. Overall I’m pleased.
Reviewed By: Jerry H on 09/16/2018
Beautiful Revolver! It is more accurate than I. It is a keeper!
Reviewed By: Vincent F on 07/07/2018
I'm very accurate with it and its a pleasure to shoot. great looking gun too.
For target I use 38 Specials. 357 is not too bad on recoil due to gun weight.
Gets dirty quickly like most revolvers but easy to clean.
might by another in a different barrel length now.
this one will be a long time keeper.
Have about 500 rounds thru it now. no issues.
Reviewed By: mike f on 01/29/2018
It is now my favorite revolver.trigger is wonderful out of the box. Buds has been my go to for all my guns the last few years. Thank you buds!