Smith and Wesson introduced the 686 in 1981 and quickly took off in both the civilian and law enforcement world. The revolver became a fan favorite in the sporting world as Jerry Miculek used one to fire 8 rounds in 1 second setting the world record! The S&W 686 is capable of firing the 38 Special and the 357MAG rounds! This gives the shooter the ability to pick and choose their load-out to better suit their needs.
Smith & Wesson L-Frame revolvers are built to suit the requirements of the duty focused firearms enthusiast. The standardization of the L-Frame means owner is able to change out the grips with any other L-Frame revolver from S&W. This one is available in the 7 round configuration and has a strong, durable frame and barrel built for continuous Magnum usage. As Law Enforcement and outdoorsmen alike will attest, the 686 is made to withstand anything thrown in it’s way.
The 2 inch barrel in this Smith and Wesson 686 allows for greater compatibility and balance of the firearm when shooting at close range. The decreased weight of the revolver still keeps the recoil down as well as suppresses upward shift of the barrel making this Smith and Wesson Model an excellent choice for use at the shooting range or duty carry!