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So today I saw and shot a s&w 686+ with a 3" barrel. I liked it a lot and could have bought it but I wanted a 4" model. Still thinking it over.

 

Price was decent for this market but I'm up on the air. Anybody own one?

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Just got (well I'm on day 17 of nics check) for a S&W 686+ 4" stainless.  Got it for $729.  Actually got to try it out on Friday and loved it.  Super accurate.  Shot .38 special and it felt like I was firing .22LR - just love it.

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I have a 686-6 (7 shot) 3" that I bought from a fellow forum member within the last 2 years.

It's my only L frame, as my other .357s are K frame 19s and 66s

The 686 handles hot loads just fine due to its bulk, but it's big for a belly gun and short for a longer range gun.

Compromises are fine if you can accept the shortcomings on both ends.

I sort of expect to put it to good use in the not too distant future the way things are going here.

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The 686 with a 3 inch barrel is on the top of my wish list but demands a premium, simply because of it's relative rarity. I am drawn to the balance of the firearm and as PB is likely to add ....the ability to fully clear spent rounds in a full stroke.

With a choice of grips this configuration is by far the most attractive without sacrificing accuracy or efficiency .

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The cost was 750 for the gun. It would have to be shipped to NJ though. I'm still on the fence but I did make a score while there.

Well you still have tomorrow to think about it, as they aren't open on Mondays. What caliber was your score? Just guessing.

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Well you still have tomorrow to think about it, as they aren't open on Mondays. What caliber was your score? Just guessing.

It wasn't there. Although i will have to see if they have one now. Lol. It was in FL. The score was a .308. Pics to follow soon in a new thread.

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[email protected] I have one and love it. There is a pic in the "Show What You Got" thread. It's the TALO gun with the unfluted cylinder. I suck at shooting it but can't seem to stop. It's a bunch more accurate than me. If you can get one, I highly recommend it however holsters are a tough go.

 

If you find yourself in NNJ in the next day or so, let me know. You can swing by and fiddle with it.

 

C

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[email protected] I have one and love it. There is a pic in the "Show What You Got" thread. It's the TALO gun with the unfluted cylinder. I suck at shooting it but can't seem to stop. It's a bunch more accurate than me. If you can get one, I highly recommend it however holsters are a tough go.

 

If you find yourself in NNJ in the next day or so, let me know. You can swing by and fiddle with it.

 

C

Chris you buy the one Rick had?

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