.357 Magnum, .38 Special (including +P)
6 rounds (7 rounds in the 686 Plus models)
6" (other lengths from 2" to 8" are also available)
The Model 686 Revolver is made of stainless steel and built on Smith & Wesson's rugged L-frame.
It is chambered in the powerful .357 Magnum cartridge, but can also fire the less powerful (and less expensive)
.38 Special cartridge. Smith and Wesson revolvers are world-renowned for their accuracy, quality, and reliability.
The 686 is one of their most popular models.