S&W 686p. Just picked it up!!

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    S&W 686p. Just picked it up!!

    I primarily picked this up to be a bedside gun to replace my 1911 on guard duty. I really just trust a revolver more when it comes down to "it has to work". I have never had a problem with my 5 in 1911 but most of my training was done with a revolver and I am just more comfortable with it. When I saw her at my local gun store, she was whispering my name (Dont you hate it when that happens). Dont worry, I didnt tell anyone at the time so my mental health wasnt questioned!! My spouse is not a gun person and in an emergency, I dont think she would have had any luck operating a 1911. Smith-Wesson-686-Plus-7-Round.jpg
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    Is that a 'high capacity" wheel?

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    The 686p is a seven shot .357.
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    Nice pistol, a revolver is my go to bedside gun too
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    Was issued the six shot 686 L Frame at our academy, and trained on it extensively back before the semi-auto's became so popular. Sure could shoot that baby. We used 2X2 pouches to reload, and it was amazing how fast you could get, with practice.

    Think you'll be happy with that addition.
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    That is a fine gun. Want one to accompany my gp100. Let us know how she shoots!
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    That is a fine gun! It's good to go with what you know.
    Practice more with the 1911 until you love it & trust it... or sell it and get another revolver, or 2, or 3. I'd be OK with either.
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    Nice Smith. Enjoy it.

    (For what it's worth, I've never seen it called a 686p; it's always been 686+.)
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    Love the 686p, my first handgun and a S&W classic. I've got the 3" which I also carry in the woods and cold weather in a Lobo Leather enhanced with a thumb break.

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    Love the 686p, my first handgun and a S&W classic. I've got the 3" which I also carry in the woods and cold weather in a Lobo Leather enhanced with a thumb break.
    Great choice!

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    I have a 4" 686+, a 4" 686, a 3" Unfluted 686+, and a 2.5" 686+.

    Enjoy the first of your collection! They tend to grow.

    Smooth trigger, deadly accurate, and enough heft to make .357's feel like .38's. Welcome to the 686 Club!!!

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    Nice looking S&W, I shot this model a lot when deciding between it and the GP100 (which I got). With the budget I had it was a better buy and I was able to put the difference in price in ammo to practice.

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