Smith Wesson Model 986 Reviews

Smith Wesson Model 986 Reviews

Smith Wesson Model 986 Review

Smith Wesson Model 986

Smith Wesson Model 986 Review

January 30, 2018 by handgunplanet.com

When I was handed the task of reviewing the Smith & Wesson 986, I was beyond excited. My last review of a Smith & Wesson product was well-received, so I was ready for my next assignment. I have been reading up on these guns for quite some time and was very happy to finally get my hands on one. My first impression of the 34.9 ounce L-frame was that this gun needs to be shot…like right now. I didn’t hesitate to load up the first moon clip with 124 grain FMJ 9mm (more on moon clips shortly). I had no problems putting all 7 rounds into the down zero ring on a standard IDPA target at any distance. The 124 grain ammunition I used was delightful to shoot and the gun returned to point of aim instantly after being fired.

Smith Wesson Model 986 Review

Smith Wesson Model 986

Smith Wesson Model 986 Review

January 30, 2018 by shootingillustrated.com

As even many non-shooters know, Smith & Wesson has been producing some of the finest DA revolvers on the planet for a long time. Some of the greatest models ever distributed were designed and manufactured by the Massachusetts-based firm, such as the great triple-lock revolver, introduced in 1908. Subsequently, Smith & Wesson has continued to design and produce fabulous revolvers, and nothing has changed today. One Smith & Wesson success story in the double-action revolver line has been the L-frame series of handguns, like the Smith & Wesson Model 986. Originally designed for the .357 Mag. cartridge, L-frames have been a popular firearms for sporting, law-enforcement and self-defense. Smith & Wesson introduced the 9 mm cartridge to the L-frame series some time back, and it is offering a couple of different models through the company’s Performance Center.

Smith Wesson Model 986 Review

Smith Wesson Model 986

Smith Wesson Model 986 Review

January 30, 2018 by personaldefenseworld.com

I’ve always been fascinated by 9mm revolvers. I’ve never pinpointed the precise reason, but the idea of shooting rimless cartridges in a wheelgun appeals to me. I suppose it could be my inner tinkerer. From odd computer builds to unusual gun projects, I’m attracted to things others say are too difficult to accomplish.