Is that 686 a new one or a used one? I'd love to hear how you like it after you get it especially if its a newer one. I dont own a S&W yet but have often thought about one. I'm just not sure about the the lock and hole. I only have 2 revolvers and the wife has 1. I have a 3inch Sp101 and a 5inch gp100. Wife has a 7 shot Taurus.