Smith & Wesson 686 Plus Review by American Handgunner

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FMG’s Online Exclusive Never Say Never

( – FMG Publications online editor Mark Kakkuri admonishes: Never say never to carrying a 2½ lb. pound gun or a “gi-normous” revolver. He had to remind himself of this when the Smith & Wesson 686 Plus — sporting a 3″ barrel — arrived in stores.

In an online exclusive for American Handgunner, Kakkuri evaluates the 686 Plus as a carry gun. He reasons, “Perhaps with a few accessories or slight changes, it could work.”

Smith Wesson 686 Plus Review by American Handgunner
Smith & Wesson 686 Plus Review

The Smith & Wesson 686 Plus has a 7-round capacity and uses .357 Magnum or .38 Special+P ammo. Kakkuri says it has “one of the best trigger actions in the world.” At over 2½ lbs. unloaded, the gun is not easy to conceal but Kakkuri thinks everything about it “is as familiar as the back of your hand.”

Kakkuri’s article is available at

Online visitors at GUNS and American Handgunner will find several articles per week from Kakkuri, who welcomes engagement from readers. To access all online content, visit and