First S&W!

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    First S&W!

    Have to show off my latest toy! Yesterday was my birthday, so I went out today and bought a S&W 686 Plus! 2 1/2" barrel, SS, 7 shot .357 magnum! There is just something about a 7 shot .357 that I find............comforting! This is a stock pix but that's my boy! Gonna be a bit harder to conceal this summer but I'll make it work! Now, with so many good holster makers around, I have a decision to make! And yes, I was 53! God's been good to me!
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    Congrats on the new Smith and happy (belated) birthday!

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    Congratulations!

    That sure is purdy... I'll give ya a dollar for it?
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    A very comforting cold piece of steel!!
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    Cheap Thumper!

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    Congratulations!

    That sure is purdy... I'll give ya a dollar for it?
    I'm 60 and I'll give him $60.
    I shot one of them w/6" barrell and it is an awesome gun. Enjoy!

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    Good luck with it! I got the same 7-shot 686, it's a great gun. THAT one I'll never sell!
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    Quote Originally Posted by czman2006 View Post
    Have to show off my latest toy! Yesterday was my birthday, so I went out today and bought a S&W 686 Plus! 2 1/2" barrel, SS, 7 shot .357 magnum! There is just something about a 7 shot .357 that I find............comforting! This is a stock pix but that's my boy! Gonna be a bit harder to conceal this summer but I'll make it work! Now, with so many good holster makers around, I have a decision to make! And yes, I was 53! God's been good to me!
    Don't know what you are accustomed to carrying but the 2 1/2" 686+ is not at all hard to conceal. Mine came with the Hogue Bantam grips which I did not like. I replaced them with Eagle Secret Service grips which I used for awhile but I finally settled on the S&W Service grips that I bought at the S&W online store. They fit my hand well and conceal well too. Congratulations and happy birthday. You've got a fine revolver there.

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    Very nice lookin gun man!! Wish I had one!! Happy late B Day!! keep on keepin on!!

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    I've got three S&W revolvers, all .38 and have the urge for a .357--the one you got will be my choice.

    Nice wheelgun--enjoy!
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    I bought my 686 no dash 4" in 1984. It is the finest firearm that I have owned. Congrats and good luck.

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    Happy Birthday & Enjoy !

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    You chose wisely.

    7 rounds of .357 is a nice security blanket
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    Beautiful, please post pics of the real deal asap. Congarts and happy birthday to you.
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    Awsome! She is beautiful! :-D

    Congrats!

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