On gun appreciation day, there were no large rallies near my house, so I decided to go to a gun store with the goal of buying a revolver. I already have a semi-automatic pistol, an XD45. I have a .223 Remington 5R Rifle with an AICS stock, I am building a custom 6XC long range rifle, and I have a Stag Arms 3G AR-15. What I did not have is a revolver. When I was a child my mom had a gun, she had a .38 revolver. Maybe someday she will let me do a story about her gun, she told me yesterday that she still has it. I still remember the first time I shot a gun, it was my mother’s .38. She took my sister and I to the range, I don’t remember how old I was, maybe 7 or 8 years old, my sister is a couple years younger. I do remember her telling us that this gun was in the house, and that we needed to know what would happen if we pulled the trigger. In other words, she was beginning our training, our understanding of the power of a gun. I remember being scared, and fascinated at the same time by her revolver. I have never forgotten that moment.
The gun I decided to buy is a Smith & Wesson M686, it is a .357 Magnum, which means it could also use .38 ammo as well. I tried a few other revolvers that were the same size there in the store, a couple of Rugers, a Taurus, and a couple S&Ws. This one felt perfect in my hands, when pulling through the trigger, it was smooth, and I liked the weight of it (considering it is a .357).
They had to order it, so it will be 2-8 weeks until I have it in my hands. I am a pretty busy person, so hopefully the time will fly.
Do any of you have this revolver? What to you think about it?