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    Thanks for the link, Stephanie! Ive been...

    Thanks for the link, Stephanie! Ive been carrying my two week old S&W 686+ 2.5 every day. Im using a Galco Combat Master holster, and I cant feel it like I do with my 4 version.
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    Heres a barrel with alignment issues:...

    Heres a barrel with alignment issues: https://youtu.be/ix-nfKmNchE
    Heres how to check for timing: https://youtu.be/L_lCEgkdX0U

    Newer Smith&Wesson revolvers should have a spent case or two in...
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    I ordered a Wolff standard mainspring for my 4...

    I ordered a Wolff standard mainspring for my 4 Model 686, and the DA trigger pull dropped to around 6lbs. I immediately replaced the stock S&W spring, and continued with an already fine trigger. I...
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    Thanks! I have a 4 model, but really had the...

    Thanks! I have a 4 model, but really had the itch for a snubnose. Its still a large revolver, but will fit on my waist. The 4 rides in a shoulder holster.
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    Bought a New S&W 686+ Snubnose Today!

    My wife and I drove past a gun shop we hadnt been to in 20 years, and walked out with the 2.5 686+ Ive been looking around for. The barrel is straight, and lock up is super tight. It does have a...
  6. Im watching a Hickok45 video, showing his 1980...

    Im watching a Hickok45 video, showing his 1980 Model 629, with a pinned barrel. There is clearly a gap between the under lug and the frame. 67095
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    The pics are all of the same pistol....
  7. This guy seems to honestly believe his revolver...

    This guy seems to honestly believe his revolver is defective, and he even sent me running for my feeler gauges when I watched the video.
    https://youtu.be/uB3mkaQfEjs
  8. Ok. Im as OCD as the next guy, but this one...

    Ok. Im as OCD as the next guy, but this one doesnt bother me. In the photo below, you can see that the upper and under lug are not tight to the frame, but the main section of the barrel is. In my...
  9. Some people make YouTube videos, saying that...

    Some people make YouTube videos, saying that theyve sent their revolvers back to Smith&Wesson 14X, and S&W says its within spec. The bearing portion (in my opinion), is the threaded section of the...
  10. My 686+ has a gap at the top and bottom, but none...

    My 686+ has a gap at the top and bottom, but none in the area of the actual barrel. All of my Smith&Wesson revolvers have this to some extent. The 686s gap measures .005.
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    Yes, I did blind...
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    You just checked all the boxes, so it sounds like...

    You just checked all the boxes, so it sounds like your GTG. 😆👍
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    I have a 686-6 4, and it works the way its...

    I have a 686-6 4, and it works the way its supposed to. I was going to sell it to my son, but decided to keep it. I did buy a Galco Fletch holster to carry it, and it just works in my Miata. 🤣...
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    Yeah, its clear gel, but its something... ...

    Yeah, its clear gel, but its something...


    https://www.luckygunner.com/9mm-124-grain-jhp-hst-federal-premium-20-rounds#geltest
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    I just ease the slide forward when reloading a...

    I just ease the slide forward when reloading a carry round. Never had a problem, but Ill fire the chambered round in once in a while at the range.
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    This year Ive purchased two Model 642 Smiths, a...

    This year Ive purchased two Model 642 Smiths, a 4 Model 686+, and a Model 627 Pro Series. Theyre all as good as can be expected from machinery, and I check EVERYTHING. Cylinder timing is perfect,...
  16. Brilliant! I have all sorts of pistols, and...

    Brilliant! I have all sorts of pistols, and ALWAYS feels confident with a revolver. I generally carry a j frame, and a speed strip. I do have a very compact cordura speedloader pouch, but rarely use...
  17. Speaking of case volume.... I bought a BUNCH of...

    Speaking of case volume.... I bought a BUNCH of Federal Micro HST just before the drought began. Federal claims that its recessed bullet compacts the powder, given it a better burn than the loose...
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    I have a snub 36, a 627 Pro, and two 642s. I...

    I have a snub 36, a 627 Pro, and two 642s. I only carry the 642s, so they would be The One(s).
  19. Iran insists its nuclear programme is entirely...

    Iran insists its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful and that it has never sought a nuclear weapon.

    Ummmm.... Right. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
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    Heres the way I see it. Ever kick start a...

    Heres the way I see it. Ever kick start a motorcycle? It can seem insurmountable at first, but it becomes super easy with proper technique and follow through. I had an SP101 that I changed the...
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    Be careful. It doesnt have a key lock. 🤣🤣🤣

    Be careful. It doesnt have a key lock. 🤣🤣🤣
  22. Same goes for Vermont, sort of. They want...

    Same goes for Vermont, sort of. They want students whose family had company, or who went to someone elses house to quarantine for two weeks, or one week with a Wu Flu test.
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    They always look bent downward to me...?????

    They always look bent downward to me...?????
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    I dont know about the rest of you, but I carry a...

    I dont know about the rest of you, but I carry a pistol on my waist at all times. Home invasions concern me much more than a mugging, and I wear at least a J frame, or a Sig P365. The pistol comes...
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    I always say that if was in a combat situation,...

    I always say that if was in a combat situation, Id have an M60, 10,000 rounds of ammo, and an M16. Id eat the vanquished, so no need to carry rations.
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