Gun Report

S&W M686 .357 Magnum

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If you really need a barrel this long, we'd pick this gun.

S&W M686 .357 Magnum

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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Yes, the S&W held only six rounds, but that ought to be plenty. The chamfered chamber openings make loading easier.
The Smith's hammer had sharp serrations for easy cocking and good control.

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