No Top Shot Interview today, apparently the FAA frowns on using Skype at 35,000 feet! We’ll have eliminated contestant Mike Morelli on next week as part of a double block of interviews.
Right here, we’re going to talk about guns on Top Shot, because this show had one of my all time favorite firearms featured – the Smith & Wesson 686 revolver.
I’ve had a variety of revolvers through the years, but one of them that I keep coming back to is my 686.
My personal 686 is the SSR version, which is a little different in that it has a 4 inch barrel and some “competition” touches, but otherwise it’s exactly the same gun as the one pictured.
686s are great because with light .38 Specials they shoot like a .22, they’re generally quite accurate, and the single action triggers are generally great from the factory.
In fact, for training a new shooter the finer points of sight alignment and trigger control with a centerfire handgun, you’d be hard pressed to find a better choice than a 686.
While I have objections to using single action mode for self-defense or competition training, I see no issues whatsoever with using it to teach new shooters about sight alignment and trigger control.
When used in single action mode, a 686 with a 6 inch barrel is just a really nice thing to shoot.
If you’re looking for a great gun for plinking, ICORE competition, or just to get the feel of a proper DA revolver, pick up a 6 inch 686 now.
You won’t regret it!