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Opinions of the S&W 686 SSR Pro Series?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I have a chance to pic one of these up from my dealer. It is used, but the guy just bought it a few months ago and has only fired it once at the range. It is just a bit under $600. I know it has the evil IL, but those do not bother me that bad personally and this is really a sharp looking and feeling gun. The gun has an excellent trigger too. I like the think the "SSR" could stand for Super Sexy Redneck. :D

    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&productId=53929&langId=-1&isFirearm=Y

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  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I think they look awesome. But I wouldn't buy it, just wait for a 686 or 686+ without the blowhole.

    I can't remember, are these made in the performance center?
     
  3. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I like the looks of the barrel and the underlug so much that he hole does not bother me at all. It does not look out of place on the more modern looking revolver.

    They are not performance center. They are advertised as being between production level and performance center.

    I think $589 is a great price for it since the retail is $1059 on these new.
     
  4. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Yeah that is a killer price. I love the ramped underlug look as well.

    It just depends on how you feel about having post lock guns. The main reason I don't like them, other than the lock, is the huge use of MIM parts and falling of quality standards.

    But it seems like the performance center guns are built a lot better than the factory production guns, so maybe this one has a chance of being built solid.

    Remember to do all of the standard revolver checks if you do decide to buy, since I hear of timing problems and cylinder gap problems coming from factory new guns on occasion.
     
  5. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I have never had any issue with the new S&W revolvers...and I have a few. The 686 SSR makes a point to imply in the advertisement that it uses all forged parts. I wonder if that is true.
     
  6. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    hmm, well if its 100% no MIM, then I'd say go for it at that price!

    So where is this located so we can beat you to it? ;) Just kidding
     
  7. rodell

    rodell Newcastle, WA Active Member

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    I have the 627 built in the performance center, it looks just like this one. The 627 is an eight shot, and, is the large instead of the medium frame. The fit, finish, and action are really nice - the best "out of the box" I have ever been fortunate enough to get.

    If I could get a SSR for that price I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

    Bob
     
  8. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    It's at Keith's of course. I just love shopping at Keith's. You should show up there tomorrow and ask to see it. :D
     
  9. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    Will since you're asking for opinions, I have to say I'm not fond of the ramped underlook.

    Those grips though... dead sexy. :thumbup:

    The price, especially if it's FTF, would seal the deal for me.
     
  10. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    It looks like its from a dealer, looking at the first line.

    Well looking at popular opinion, you should go get it tomorrow playboy :p
     
  11. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Go for it!

    And I have a 638 with the lock, I tried it once, left it unlocked (naturally) and haven't had a single problem with it "accidentally locking". I am convinced that completely too much is made of this lock issue, to the point of being ridiculous for anything but an esthetic consideration.

    So-
    Let us know how she shoots!!!