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Old May 6th, 2017, 06:11 PM   #31
 
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Well, since I like S&W semi-autos better than their revolvers, I'd say the 1911!

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Easy choice for me. 1911E. I have one and it's a terrific 1911. I'm not a fan of the 686.
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A 686, of course!
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I have a 686-0 with the 8-3/8'' barrel. It so accurate it makes me look like a seasoned shooter at the range. I can't comment on the newer models, but back in the day Smith and Wesson was putting out a fine product.
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I would probably go with the .357 wheelie, since it would jell nicely with my Browning M92 .357 lever-gun. I prefer the 10mm, chambered on a 1911 platform.

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The thing I like about the S&W 1911 is that it is very well optioned for its price. I think only Sig has front checkering and night sights at that price point, and I'm a big fan of front checkering on a 1911.
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I'll take the 686.
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686-6 .357 Magnum for sure, I have plenty of 1911's, I need a .357/38
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Both​ really nice guns. However, I don't like lasers and im not really fond of slabside barrels, so neither gun really tickles my fancy. I'd prefer the base model of either, been wanting a 686 for a while.
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The 686, which I've had for the last 37 years..........as far as 1911's go, there's only one, the Colt Gold Cup..............I've got that too.




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Neither, I'd pick up a Ruger GP100...
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If you took all the 1911 45 ACPs ever made and ranked them.

Then you took all the 357 revolvers ever made and ranked them.

As a percentage against the whole I see no way that the 686 wouldn't be much higher on it's list vs. the 1911 on it's list.
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