Went to look at a GP100 4" stainless and my patience paid off with a 686 4"

Went to look at a GP100 4" stainless and my patience paid off with a 686 4"

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    Went to look at a GP100 4" stainless and my patience paid off with a 686 4"

    I've been looking for years for the right buy on a Ruger 4" GP100 stainless. I almost got one last year but that fell through. On a whim, I called one of my local stores today and asked if they had one and they had a used one literally come in this morning. I went to go check it out and right next to it was a S&W 686 4" that just screamed, PICK ME INSTEAD! It had only been in there a day or two and its amazing it was still there. Let's see, $465 for the Ruger or $495 for the S&W? That's a no-brainer. It's funny because I never even considered the 686 before and I don't really know why. Tunnel vision I guess.

    I still need to do a little cleanup on it but its in really good shape. The trigger action is a dream and it absolutely fits my hand like they were made for each other. My patience finally paid off!

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    Tis a fine wheel gun!
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    I got a 6 inch 686 and yes it's a no brainer of a choice compared to the Ruger GP100 (which is also a fine pistol). Does yours have a sweet trigger? Anyone who has picked up mine swears that I have had a trigger job! haha
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    man, I i wish i could find deals like that

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    You scored yourself a fine pistola there...
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    The only time I ever achieved a perfect score on a qual was back in 1982 with a 4" 586.

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    My 686 is the last handgun that I would part with if things got bad. You did real good.

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    Yeah C hawk, the trigger is amazing. Cocked back it's firm to the touch but a little pressure and its like butter. I wouldn't want it any softer. Even double action, there is very little resistance. I have no idea if its had a trigger job, very well worn or they're just made that way. I can't wait to take it to the range. I've got plenty of .38sp ammo but I need to get my hands on some .357 magnums.
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    beautiful gun, I am currently counting the days till thursday when I can get my 629 out of layaway. Its got the same knife through butter trigger on it
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    No lock. Nice.

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    Very nice, Congrats

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    The 686 is the most accurate handgun that I own. You got a very good deal and you will not be disappointed. Congratulations!!
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    Very nice deal...unfrotunately when I run on deals like that I never have money....LOL
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    Nice score

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