First gun of the year - S&W 686

First gun of the year - S&W 686

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    Talking First gun of the year - S&W 686

    My wife and I agreed to pick this up off of layaway today, and I just couldn't help myself. The gun is a S&W 686-5 4", with a 7 round cylinder and no integrated lock. The holster is from Shado leather. I can't wait to wring it out!









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    Very nice! When we going shooting?

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    Your wife suggested this weekend... something about a new 9mm to break in. Glad you like it!

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    It's a go for this weekend, if I like those Hogues, I may have to run over to S.W. and pick up a set for the Ruger.

    Maybe I'll be able to get in and out in under an hour!

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    No gun collection is complete without at least one 686. How much did you give for it?
    When Seconds Count, The Cops Are Just Minutes Away!!
    Carry On!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCHornet View Post
    No gun collection is complete without at least one 686. How much did you give for it?
    $500. They had a 686 (no dash, no lock) 5" or 6" with a 6 round cylinder for $425, but I really wanted the 4" bbl and 7 round cylinder.

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    Very nice 686

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    Nice gun......... and holster!!

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    Nice pick...enjoy your new rev...
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    Good choice. I was torn between the GP100 4'' and the 686 4''. I chose the Ruger but then turned around and bought a 686 2 1/2". Sweet shooters.

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    As you can see by my Avatar, I have the same exact gun. It was my first. I will never part with it. Originally it was a house gun, but now I have been considering on carrying it. It shoots great and is dead-on accurate. Good luck.
    I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy to carry...

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    It is very nice, Joe! I've been polishing it while it was in the safe for you.

    LOL.. This weekend sounds great. I do have a 9mm to break in.

    I like your photos.

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    Nice pistol and holster . My first pistol was a 6" 686 , 6 shot .
    +1 I will never get rid of it . This definitely one that my son will get .

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    Nice wheelgun. Have fun with it.
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    I have one.....again. I first bought it for my father-in-law for Christmas a bunch of years ago. When he died last year, my mother-in-law gave it back.

    Good firearm & good memories......


    I also noticed the left hand holster in the picture. I also am a leftie....
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