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Old 06-21-2011, 09:58 AM
Fork Horn
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Default Smith and Wesson 686 thoughts

I'm interested in purchasing a 686 in either 4 or 6 in. I'm leaning toward the 6 in. for a better option for hunting/ self defense. I would probably use as a concealed carry on an infrequent basis. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:21 AM
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I don't think you will find a better DA revolver. I carried a 4 inch on duty when I first joined the force. I still love them.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:34 AM
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Love my 686 SSR with the 4-inch barrel. You may find it hard to conceal a 6-inch 686.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:59 AM
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I agree with Scotts, the 6 inch would be rather tough to conceal as a carry weapon of any style other than on a hip holster. I had one and really like it on a shoulder rig more just a piece of mind than a carry piece for concealment. I more times than not carry it in snake country. Nice nightstand gun, hip carry, not conceal carry.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:13 AM
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Default 686 thoughts

Thanks for the input. I guess it comes down to how much accurracy I'll loose going from a 6 in to a 4 in. If its negligible, I'll probably go with the 4 in. I just remember how accurrate my Dan Wesson /6 in. was.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:29 AM
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ever think of looking at a ruger GP 100 in a 6" barrel. it will hold up under heavy loads better than the 686. jmo.
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