I have the 686+. I would love to have the 627 but if I were spending that kind of money I'm not sure that's the gun I'd spend it on. The 686 is a very nice .357 Mag. I bought mine new in 2007 at a price in the neighborhood of $620.00. I imagine the 627, today, will cost you close to double that amount. In other words for the price of the 627 you could have the very fine 686+ and a decent J Frame back up gun to go with it. It just depends on what you want and can afford. Either gun is sure to make your day.