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Smith & Wesson
Model: 686P
Smith & Wesson Revolver 686P .357 Magnum Variant-5
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:11.94-in Height:No Data
Barrel:6-in Weight:43-oz
Variant 5 of 5
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor204167
  • Recoil Factor9 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealabilityVery Poor
  • Defense Factor61%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1996 -
Caliber:.357 Magnum
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:no manual safety
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:Hogue rubber /SB
Sights:red ramp front, adj. white outline rear
Notes:stainless steel barrel
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Gun Value
MSRP:$849.00Used Est:$685.00
Last Update:11/19/2017
About the Gun

The Model 686 Distinguished Combat Magnum Stainless revolver is an 'L'-frame .357 Magnum design. These all stainless guns come with various barrel lengths, adjustable sights and either Hogue or Uncle Mike's rubber grips. The P, or Plus variant has a 7 round cylinder rather than the standard 6 round cylinder.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Alias: .357 Smith & Wesson Magnum
MV: From 1145 to 1542 ft/sec
ME: From 397 to 834 ft-lb
WT: From 110 to 180 grains
About the Cartridge

Smith & Wesson introduced this cartridge for its heavy-frame revolver. Ammunition was developed by Winchester in cooperation with Smith & Wesson. Using a lengthened and strengthened version of the .38 Special case, the .357 Magnum was rapidly accepted by hunters and law enforcement. At the time of its introduction, it was claimed to easily pierce the body panels of automobiles and crack engine blocks. While it has less power than the .44 Magnum, it compares favorably to the 10mm Norma and .45 ACP, but with better armor penetration. Today factories offer over fifty different loadings in this caliber.

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