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Smith & Wesson 686 Plus

  • Multi caliber revolver
  • Crisp, clean trigger
  • Heavy in the front
  • Takes more practice for better accuracy
Editor’s Note:

The Smith & Wesson 686 Plus is our go-to recommendation if you’re looking for a first revolver. Reliable, takes both .38 Special and .357 Magnum rounds, soaks up the recoil, and looks great to boot!

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Product Features

7 round cylinder
Full length ejector rod
SA/DA
Integrated red ramp front sight
Adjustable rear sight
Stainless steel construction

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By The Numbers

Accuracy
Not the most accurate for a carry gun.
Reliability
Had an ejector rod issue but overall reliable.
Customization
Grips are pretty much the only part you can change yourself.
Ergonomics
Well done ergonomics. Solid grip, but wish it was more balanced. Has added weight on the front.
Price
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It disappeared for a bit…but it’s back. The Python has made a triumphant return and builds onto Colt’s Snake Gun series. This revolver is a decent wheelgun that admittedly had some kinks on first launch, but those seem to be worked out. It offers a modern stainless steel barrel while keeping to that classic Python look. It’s accurate and a stunningly fun gun to shoot.

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final verdict

“The Smith & Wesson 686 is a fantastic revolver with utter reliability, comfortable ergonomics, and beautiful aesthetics. Its accuracy and customization are par for the course. But for a personal protection gun it’s perfect and comes in different barrel lengths and even a Plus model with 7 rounds of .38 Special or .357 Magnum.” – Kat Ainsworth Stevens

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