Smith & Wesson® 686 Plus Revolver
I was going back and forth on this and the 629 .44 Mag. I LOVE this gun! 38 specials shoots VERY accurate and HARDLY ANY recoil.. Shooting .357 bullets! AWESOME! Good Bang! Kicks a little, but honestly you will get use to it in a few shots. Put 200 rounds through it yesterday..100 .357 and 100 .38 specials...Never any hold up! Gun cleaned to almost brand new condition! Smith & Wesson more pricey...But in my opinion worth it if your planning on having it for a long time. single action is very light trigger...double action if you pull the trigger slow it is a little heavy, but if you pull it hard and pull it true...No problem. AMAZING! You Won't Regret This! (If you buy from Bass Pro, you get a free session at their range if one is located in your area!)
January 8, 2015
I bought this the other day at the Hampton VA bass pro. I own several semi autos but wanted a quality revolver with a bang for the woods. I shot 150 rounds through it today, 50 357 Mag Hornady critical defense, 100 Winchester 38 special. When shooting the 357 rounds the gun was dead on, out of the box! A true joy to shoot! But don't let the hype defer you, it DOESN'T kick like a mad dog. For some reason, my 686 did NOT like the 38 special rounds from Winchester. I had to aim low left to tag the bulls eye when using them. If you've got any shooting experience, you understand that's the nature, every gun has a personality and likes different ammo. It'll be a joy to figure out which ammo this one likes. I highly recommend this gun! Just keep in mind, if your purpose is to target shoot, I'd go with a semi auto, this was bought for the woods and will serve its purpose well without a doubt!
January 15, 2015
I love this gun, take it to the range all the time. I have put several hundred rounds through the gun without a problem. Very little recoil even with .357 rounds. I usually use 38 special rounds since they are cheaper. Adjusting the sights are very easy. Will purchase more S&W guns.
May 9, 2012
Like not even fair
This is my favorite firearm I have ever purchased. I own shotguns, rifles, and many handguns. Which I all shoot at the shooting range I own for only the true marksman's. Just kidding. I wish I owned a range. Anyways I actually do own this gun and it is powerful and accurate. I can shoot it well over 30 yards and still be on the money.
July 2, 2013