With many years in holster business, our portfolio grew up and today we can offer wide range of leather and cordura holsters for Smith & Wesson 686 based on years of experience in professional and regular concealment gun wearing. We offer also holsters for S&W 22A, S&W 642, S&W 686, S&W Bodyguard 38, S&W M&Pand others. Take a look at our best selling Smith & Wesson 686 holsters below:
Smith & Wesson 686 holsters can be divided into four categories by use: Duty holsters (worn by police uniformed officers and security), Tactical holsters (worn by military, security and law enforcement), Concealment holsters (worn by peace officers, private persons) and Sporting holsters (worn for shooting sports, hunting). Choosing the proper Smith & Wesson 686 holster for your handgun is just as important as choosing the right handgun to fit your needs. Now is not time to get cheap, your Smith & Wesson 686 is only as good as the ability to bring it into action when necessary. Just as in handguns, all Smith & Wesson 686 holsters will not fit every need or situation that may come up.
Smith & Wesson 686 holsters are manufactured in a variety of materials including leather, nylon, kydex and in a variety of combinations. Carrying on the strong side hip is considered to tactically be the best way to carry your handgun. Carrying strong side on the outside although is the fastest to acquire it may not be as concealable as an IWB (in the waistband) strong side carry. Other popular choices of Smith & Wesson 686 holster are: shoulder holster, ankle holster, small of the back, fanny packs and other off-body carry options. It is also advied to check available holster options when you plan to purchase a new handgun. No matter what kind of Smith & Wesson 686 holster you are looking for, we will help you find it in best quality and reliable price here.
This is the stainless steel version of the previously reviewed model, although in actual fact Smith & Wesson introduced this revolver a year earlier in 1980. This weapon was originally available with a 102 mm (4 in), 152 mm (6 in) or a 213 mm ( 8 ½ in) barrel. In 1990, a version with a 63.5 mm ( 2 ½ in) barrel was added to the series. This model was available until 1992 with an adjustable front sight for the 152 mm (6 in) and 213mm ( 8 ¼ in) barrels. The model 686 had a Goncalo Alves hardwood grip until 1994, which was later replaced by a rubber Hogue grip. This revolver has been manufactured in several different versions, examples of which are:
Model 686 Classic Hunter from 1988 with 152 mm (6 in) barrel with a solid round cylinder, with flutes between the cylinder chambers
Model 686 Black Stainless from 1988 with a 102 mm (4 in) barrel. This was a stainless steel revolver, but with a black finish
Model 686 Security Special from 1992 with a 76 mm (3 in) or 102 mm (4 in) barrel and a rubber grip
Model 686 Target Champion from 1992 with a mat finish, a 152 mm (6 in) barrel, an adjustable trigger stop and a beautiful walnut Nill grip
Model 686 Power Port from 1994 with a 152 mm (6 in) barrel, and a single chamber compensator between the muzzle and the slightly set back front sight. This type is still in production
Model 686 Plus, in 1996, Smith & Wesson introduced this 7-shot model in .357 Magnum caliber as the 686 Plus. This type is available with a 64 mm ( 2 ½ in), 102 mm (4 in) or 152 mm (6 in) barrel. Both the 6-shot and the 7-shot version are still being manufactured
Model 686 International DX Competition from 1998 with a solid cylinder and 152 mm (6 in) barrel. This version is still in production.
As of 1986 this model has undergone a number of modifications including:
1986: Model 686-1, modification of the cylinder transport arm
1987: Model 686-2, changes of the firing pin point on the hammer
1988: Model 686-3, adjustment to the cylinder arm
1994: Model 686-4, changes to the rear sight and the ejector star, the adoption of the rubber Hogue grip.
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