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Rye Miles #13621

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Picked up this like new 686 at a gun show today! I love these guns!!;)

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Carried one on duty for a few years. Sweet.

 

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I gots a 657 that I cuddle with in troubled times.

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I used to have a 6" 686 from back before the lock was introduced. One of many guns I shouldn't have sold.

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I shot this baby today! I first shot my reloads in .38, pretty mild. I then shot some PMC 158 grain .357's, WOW pretty hot!! I then tried some 125 grain reloads from Tennesse Cartridge, they were potent but fairly mild. All in all a really nice shooting gun! I would defend my life with it in a heartbeat!;)

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Which proves yet again that you are smarter and better lookin' than me!
Well done indeed!

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Just now, Linn Keller, SASS 27332, BOLD 103 said:

Which proves yet again that you are smarter and better lookin' than me!
Well done indeed!

Better lookin' is in the eye of the beholder, smarter??? I don't think so Mr. Keller!!;)

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Well hell I was goin' to say you was younger and more talented as well!
 

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3 hours ago, Sixgun Sheridan said:

I used to have a 6" 686 from back before the lock was introduced. One of many guns I shouldn't have sold.

Ditto.  I got it back in 87.  I sold it in 89 to afford Christmas with my family...

 

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1 minute ago, Linn Keller, SASS 27332, BOLD 103 said:

Well hell I was goin' to say you was younger and more talented as well!
 

I'd have to say in all honesty I'm a way better piano tuner than you!!:lol:

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Very nice, Rye. I have liked the 586 and 686 revolvers ever since I a 586 at a Police Benefit years ago. 

 

I like the grips. Are they Hogue grips?

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1 minute ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

Very nice, Rye. I have liked the 586 and 686 revolvers ever since I a 586 at a Police Benefit years ago. 

 

I like the grips. Are they Hogue grips?

Yes, and those grips make it very comfortable to shoot. ;)

 

It's a newer model with the lawyers safety lock! 686-6 Don't bother me none!

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Just now, Rye Miles #13621 said:

Yes, and those grips make it very comfortable to shoot. ;)

 

It's a newer model with the lawyers safety lock! 686-6 Don't bother me none!

Thank you. They look great. 

 

By the way, I have that lock on my 327 Night Guard and on my model 60 Pro. Both guns are .357 and definitely get shot using .357. I have never had an issue with the locks. I don’t use them and they do not move. Just for kicks I activated and deactivated the lock on my model 60 Pro (J frame 5 shot) dozens of times trying to see if recoil would make it move. It does not move. It stays disabled, just like it’s designed to.

 

Have fun with your new toy...I mean, revolver. :D

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Welcome to the club!  Another family heirloom from my uncle...fits me like a glove even with the factory grips.

 

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Very nice. Gave it a like over on the S&W Forum. 

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Man, that takes me back !

1980 - young L.E.O. just out of college and first job.

Model 65 /.357 fixed sights, basic police gun. 

Was used when I was issued it...but what a sweetheart it was.

 

Several years later, transferred to larger Dept. and was issued a Model 66 (no dash)

The grand-pappy of all these big boy 6 series guns (IMHO)

Bet I ran over 10k thru that beast in as many years, never let me down.

Wore that 66 many a day in the rain, snow and wrestling on the ground with some misguided individuals.

 

In the early days the state of NC let us qualify with .38 wad cutters (You know...nice little round holes in the target)

Later they required that you had to qualify with the duty ammo that you agency carried.

For you that have done it,  you know why the call them smoke wagons.

Night time qualification was a "Hoot" 

Line up 20 shooters and all let go with 3 rounds at 15 feet....at night, now that's a show of flames and smoke.

 

Was fortunate that when we followed the trend to go to Beretta model 92/9mm, we where allowed to buy our

model 66 for the trade in allowance. Should have bought 5. (but, young and broke with a family, ruled the day).

 

Never did warm up to the 92f/9mm.  Just didn't have the soul that the 66 had.

Later switched to the Glock 9mm and retired with the Glock .40

Glock .40 was and is an outstanding duty weapon and still would stake my bacon on it now.

 

But nothing compares to "Polished Stainless Steel and Black Patton Leather Holsters"

a double pack of speed loaders and of course those shinny "go to prom shoes".

 

 

I still have that Smith and Wesson 66, and like most of us, I own a few "smoke wagons"

but none like that one.  By far and wide my favorite pistol, I have a soft spot in my heart for her.

Still bring her out for the occasional trip around town.

I think she enjoys it......I know I do.

 

Benn

 

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On 12/2/2018 at 2:49 PM, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Carried one on duty for a few years. Sweet.

 

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I swear....Doesn't Bob look like he's saying "Hey, lookie what I found...Eh...Pretty cool, dontcha think?"

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