K Frame Size Revolvers- SW 686 vs. ?
This is a discussion on K Frame Size Revolvers- SW 686 vs. ? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I forgot to mention I own a model 13 w/ 4" barrell. This gun has the nicest trigger I have ever fired. DA it is ...
January 18th, 2010 02:03 PM
I forgot to mention I own a model 13 w/ 4" barrell. This gun has the nicest trigger I have ever fired. DA it is buttery smooth and in SA its crisp. This comboallows this to all so be my most accurate centerfire pistol.
January 18th, 2010 03:44 PM
^+1 on the 4 inch model 13. The OP needs to put in the dry fire work and master the double action stroke. After some time on the trigger, groups will begin to shrink. Remember, firm grip and straight back on the trigger. Try setting a dime on top of the frame and rolling the trigger back as many times as you can before it falls. Good luck and stay safe on the new job. Small groups are nice, but emphasize that first shot, group of one if you like.
January 18th, 2010 04:00 PM
Originally Posted by Rugergirl
Yeah I have to agree with this on the 686 trigger pull. I have a 4" model, very pleasant weapon to shoot in DA.
January 18th, 2010 04:26 PM
As already mentioned, the 686 is a "L" frame. It is heavier than a "K"
but has some advantages, IMHO, over the "K" ( BTW, I have carried & still do, both ( L = LEO Duty & currently open) K (4") CC)
Advantage of the "L" comes about, if you use .357 mag. This frame was designed to handle .357 mag, after it was found that the "K" "showed some "problems" with .357 mag (esp. hotter loads)
I carry my 66 4" Reg. as my primary. Even though, I have put 1,000s of .357 mag rd.s through it, I never have had a prob. ( not = NO "hot Loads") It is, IMHO, a comfortable gun to carry.
As to "single action pull."
1. Yes it will take "practice". but I can & do, have NO prob.
2. S&W revolvers ( all IMHO, ) have the "smoothest action avail. "straight out of the box & get even better with use,
If you go the "Ruger" route, although great guns, their "trigger pull is "heavy" & IMHO, need some "tuning" by a good "smith"
There are several things to look for ( wear ( lands & grooves) Timing etc. Since are not "knowledgeable about Revolvers, I would have any "used" one checked by a "smith"
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