In the video below, God, Family Guns tells us 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The S&W 686 revolver (reviewed here by TTAG’s Chris Dumm). For example, did you know that there’s a Smith & Wesson 686 in blued steel…the Pythonesque 586? Me neither. Here’s another 686 fact that you might not know about . . .
your humble correspondent owned a 686 with a Hillary hole (internal lock) that seized-up — on camera. What are the odds? And yet, here’s proof.
I sold that one, bought a pre-lock model (top image) and lived happily ever after. I mean seriously happy. I never tire of shooting, and yes carrying my Smith & Wesson 686, loaded with Hornady .357 Critical Defense ammo. But back to the question at hand . . .
Korth may make a smoother-shooting, more accurate wheel gun (it should be at that price). And there’s nothing wrong with the brick-sh!thouse Ruger GP100. But I reckon the Smith & Wesson 686’s form-follows-function timeless design, ergonomic excellence, magnificent trigger and phenomenal accuracy make it the quintessential revolver. For me, that makes it the best. You?