Gun Report

Smith & Wesson 686 No. 164224 357 Magnum

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Featuring a double-action trigger that begs to be shot quickly, it also had a single-action trigger that was hard to beat.

Smith & Wesson 686 No. 164224 357 Magnum

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
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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A spring-loaded button held the tip of the shrouded ejector rod on the Smith & Wesson 686.
The cylinder release was contoured to be out of the way for loading/unloading. Checkering made for positive contact. With its open-backed grip, the 686 seemed narrow, almost knife like, in our view.
The front sight, complete with red insert, was press-fit and pinned into place. The crown of the barrel was thin, but precisely cut. Full-length underlug added weight to counteract recoil.

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