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 What's a "Fair" Price on a S&W 686? 
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 Post subject: What's a "Fair" Price on a S&W 686?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:30 pm 
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I'm a total newbie to handguns (just bought my first gun a couple weeks ago - a 9mm). I really want (ok...NEED...lol) to add a revolver to my collection. I really like the S&W 686 6" 6-shot. I found one new at Gander in Maple Grove for $799. This seems high to me for a revolver but what do I know. Is it priced reasonably or would I be getting screwed?

And generally speaking, what's the best way for a newbie to get a feel for prices on handguns? Is there a price guide or something available or some other online resource?

Thanks,

Travis

P.S. Any recommendations on what shops (locally or online) generally have the best prices on their guns?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:15 pm 
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See these guys for a 'ballpark figure'. I used "S&W 686" for my search parameters.

http://www.gunbroker.com

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:57 am 
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$799 is, in my opinion, obscenely high. However, that's also GM's pricing...

I'd say that $550-600 is in the correct range.

I'd check Gunstop; usually their prices are pretty decent.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:19 pm 
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tvanslooten wrote:
I found one new at Gander in Maple Grove for $799.


Found your problem... :lol:

They will bend you over, my friend.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:34 pm 
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After doing some more research on this gun I would say you are right! $799 is ridiculous. I'm glad I didn't buy it.

Travis

mrokern wrote:
tvanslooten wrote:
I found one new at Gander in Maple Grove for $799.


Found your problem... :lol:

They will bend you over, my friend.

-Mark


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tvanslooten wrote:
After doing some more research on this gun I would say you are right! $799 is ridiculous. I'm glad I didn't buy it.

Travis

mrokern wrote:
tvanslooten wrote:
I found one new at Gander in Maple Grove for $799.


Found your problem... :lol:

They will bend you over, my friend.

-Mark


Don't let it discourage you from getting a 686, though. It's a great gun!

-Mark


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