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  • S&W M686 old version

    None better. Distinguished combat magnum the old 6 shot version. The new 7 shots are not as sturdy, in my opinion.


  • #2
    I noticed you kept a roll of Duck Tape handy in case you needed to repair it! LOL.
    Sorry I could not resist!
    I was raised to belive that Colt built the first revolver, and so, was ordained by GOD to be the Alpha and Omega of handguns!
    As a youth I persued Double Action Colts, I owned factory tuned pre-war target model 38s that had actions that worked like glass on glass. For you folks that have never had the experience of driving a hand made Italian sports car I would suggest a pre-war Colt or Smith factory tuned revoulver as a subsitute!
    As a teenager (before I went to serve my country) I invested my first $100 into Colt Industries.
    I was a Colt fan!
    I was wrong, S&W took a good design and made it better. They also made the 44 mag a standard 25 years before Colt even got a clue!
    The 1911 and the old Colt SAA kept Colt Ind in the black for 25 years, then Colt dumped the SAA and 'Improved' the 1911 by making it cheaper to produce, not better. Colt dumped thier "old" DA frame and tried to go all RUGER with a MK '3', a POS revoulver that should have never been made.
    Effen Morons!
    When I returned from 'Rep Of' the first thing I did was get a carry permit and the next thing I did was learn about S&W revoulvers. They were so much smoother than Colts I swapped out to the M-10HB right away. I was doing alot of instinct shooting back then and the Smith' s smooth trigger pull made a huge improvement.
    S&W made thier mistakes. It seems they followed the auto industry with the M-39 and the M-59, not to mention that pocket pistol and the Siga?
    After all that, Smith made a resounding good mistake, they did not abandon the DA revoulver and thereby redeamed themselves, if not in dollars but in history by producing something that no one in the world now makes; a good DA revoulver! True the production line guns are not glass smooth but then only the hand polished, world class match guns ever were, and if you have the money, that can be yours as well.
    Both in small caliber revoulvers, and in the BIG caliber, Smith is the name and the gun I trust. I have been effed by Colt too many times!
    Last edited by kenno; 12-07-2008, 07:05 PM.
    The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kenno View Post
      I noticed you kept a roll of Duck Tape handy in case you needed to repair it! LOL.
      Sorry I could not resist!
      I was raised to belive that Colt built the first revolver, and so, was ordained by GOD to be the Alpha and Omega of handguns!
      As a youth I persued Double Action Colts, I owned factory tuned pre-war target model 38s that had actions that worked like glass on glass. For you folks that have never had the experience of driving a hand made Italian sports car I would suggest a pre-war Colt or Smith factory tuned revoulver as a subsitute!
      As a teenager (before I went to serve my country) I invested my first $100 into Colt Industries.
      I was a Colt fan!
      I was wrong, S&W took a good design and made it better. They also made the 44 mag a standard 25 years before Colt even got a clue!
      The 1911 and the old Colt SAA kept Colt Ind in the black for 25 years, then Colt dumped the SAA and 'Improved' the 1911 by making it cheaper to produce, not better. Colt dumped thier "old" DA frame and tried to go all RUGER with a MK '3', a POS revoulver that should have never been made.
      Effen Morons!
      S&W made thier mistakes. It seems they followed the auto industry with the M-39 and the M-59, not to mention that pocket pistol and the Siga?
      After all that, Smith made a good mistake, they did not abandon the DA revoulver and thereby redeamed themselves, if not in dollars but in history, by producing something that no one in the world now makes; a good DA revoulver! Both in small caliber, and in the BIG caliber, Smith is the name and the gun I trust. I have been effed by Colt too many times!

      We all have our favorites. To be honest, this was the first handgun I have ever owned, and I would not part with it. In fact, and I am ashamed to say it, it is the only handgun I own. Though, like being married for too long, I have been eying a sexy little low mileage beauty of a Browing Hi-Power for a couple of months down at a local store. It kind of feels like going to the dog pound and looking at other dogs, when yours is still up and kicking.

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      • #4
        I haved owned a old 1970's HighPower they are/were excelent quality firearms\
        The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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        • #5
          While our society might say you can only have one wife, no one says you can only have one firearm!
          As a matter of fact I could go all goo-goo about John Moses Browning. In the months before my Voulantary Induction into the US army I made a point of visiting that old NG Armory just to see those prototypes. I was that enthused with his work, which is never properly acknowladged
          Last edited by kenno; 12-07-2008, 06:50 PM.
          The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kenno View Post
            While our society might say you can only have one wife,
            Too bad on that one.

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            • #7
              Good workhorse of the wheel guns :) My dad is revolver man and I recommended a 686 to him. he loves the 6 shot version as well.

              I personally prefer the .45 acp in the 625/325 configuration. Nothing excites me in a wheel gun until I see a semi-auto cartridge chambered in one ;)
              73

              later,
              ZA

              Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
              beat you to death with it because it is empty.

              The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Zombie Axe View Post
                Good workhorse of the wheel guns :) My dad is revolver man and I recommended a 686 to him. he loves the 6 shot version as well.

                I personally prefer the .45 acp in the 625/325 configuration. Nothing excites me in a wheel gun until I see a semi-auto cartridge chambered in one ;)
                I have two .45 1911 style pistols, one Springfield and Rock Island Armory, both have had the insides polished and worked. However, Murphy and I played together as children and I know that one of those nice semi autos, if not both, are going to go klink instead of boom at the most inopportune time. So therefore I bought a ruger blackhawk with a .45 long colt and a .45 ACP cylinder. I love the way it shoots with the .45 ACP and I know that hopefully, knock on wood, that a revolver has a lot less chance of breaking down. While on the subject, dare I say it, Ruger revolvers seem to keep getting better. (cringe):rolleyes: Just personal preference, absolutely nothing to base that on with any technical data, etc, etc. I do like a Smith also, and I could never afford a Colt. Anyway, I definitely like the way a .45 acp shoot on a revolver platform.
                BBC
                The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Zombie Axe View Post
                  Good workhorse of the wheel guns :) My dad is revolver man and I recommended a 686 to him. he loves the 6 shot version as well.

                  I personally prefer the .45 acp in the 625/325 configuration. Nothing excites me in a wheel gun until I see a semi-auto cartridge chambered in one ;)

                  One of the reasons i do not like the new S&W's is that they redid the firing pin. The old firing pin was in the hammer itself and "floated". The new ones use a system similiar to the Ruger, where the hammer strikes the firing pin, that is built into the frame, and the firing pin strikes the primer. It is a moving part that wears out. With the old system, the firing pin never wears out, and I have never broken one with the hundreds of thousands of rounds I have fired. If I do, it is a minor, field repair.

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                  • #10
                    S&W

                    I carried S&W M62, M64, and 686 on duty. Not under gunned with any of these.
                    I have a 686 at home. It's a fine .357.
                    Get that BHP. They're so sexy.
                    M
                    USE OF DEADLY FORCE AUTHORIZED

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                    • #11
                      many years ago, older cops that worked with my dad introduced my to the .45, and since coming of age i carry nothing else. that being said the short 1911 by rock island is my primary carry piece, and well liked except for the needing a damn paperclip to take the thing apart all the way...anyway for a spare/truck gun that always rides there is an old .45 revolver, i think its a model 1917? that has been in my family for several years and i intend to keep it that way. dad recently got the sig .45 and it came with a .22 slide(some manner of coupon was involved?) and thats a rather nice little piece...however i'll stick with something thats all steel and got nearly a century of working to prove its worth to keep me and mine safe

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                      • #12
                        Family ???

                        Originally posted by JerryPt2 View Post
                        many years ago, older cops that worked with my dad introduced my to the .45, and since coming of age i carry nothing else. that being said the short 1911 by rock island is my primary carry piece, and well liked except for the needing a damn paperclip to take the thing apart all the way...anyway for a spare/truck gun that always rides there is an old .45 revolver, i think its a model 1917? that has been in my family for several years and i intend to keep it that way. dad recently got the sig .45 and it came with a .22 slide(some manner of coupon was involved?) and thats a rather nice little piece...however i'll stick with something thats all steel and got nearly a century of working to prove its worth to keep me and mine safe
                        Jerry PT2

                        I don't know about you, but if that truck gun has been in the family awhile I'm not certain I would want to take a chance on getting it stolen in the vehicle. That 1917 sounds like a nice firearm. I just got a thing for family handed down firearms.

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                        • #13
                          now guys in the first part of this post u picked on rusty bout the duct tape well my oldest and dearest 12 ga is put together with duct tape
                          the pack that plays together stays together

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                          • #14
                            I'm a Ruger man myself. Own a Super Black Hawk .44mag. Have had it for years, nothing I've ever shot comes close to this gun. I shoot special 320 grain loads through it, and can easily put it on paper @ 75 yrds. In a handrest can put it on paper @ 125 yds. But wouldn't really try shooting a deer at that distance, not confidence enough. Though its getting harder to find someone willing to load 320's anymore.
                            G.I.H.S.O. Going In Hot, Safety Off.

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