S&W Model 686 Performance Center
The Smith & Wesson Model 686 has over 30 years of history. For 2014, S&W releases an enhanced Model 686 from its Performance Center shop. Intended for self-defense and chambered for .357 Magnum, the Performance Center Model 686 also shoots .38 Special.
Seven rounds fit into its smooth-sided stainless steel cylinder. The L-Frame revolver is made of stainless steel with a glass-bead finish and is set off with custom wood grips. The precision-crowned, tapered Performance Center barrel is 2.5 inches long. A dovetailed red ramp front and adjustable rear sights make aiming clear, quick and precise. The chrome trigger with stop measures 3.5 to 4.5 pounds pull in single-action and 10 pounds in double-action. As with every Smith & Wesson Performance Center firearm, the Model 686 Performance Center revolver has a Performance Center, hand-tuned action. Other features include a cylinder cut for moon clips for fast reloads and a lifetime service policy. The S&W Model 686 Performance Center is made in the U.S.A.
- Model: 686 Performance Center
- Caliber: .357 Magnum/.38 Special
- Capacity: 7 rounds
- Barrel: 2.5”
- Action: Single/double-action
- Sights: Red ramp dovetailed front and adjustable rear
- Trigger pull: 3.5-4.5 lbs. single action, 10 lbs. double-action
- Frame and cylinder: Stainless steel with glass-bead finish
- Overall length: 7.5”
- Weight: 34.6 ounces
- MSRP: $1,089
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