Two new revolvers have been added to the popular Smith & Wesson Performance Center lineup: the Model 686 and Model 686 Plus.

Built for competition, these wheelguns include a speed release thumbpiece for quick reloads; interchangeable orange front sight and a Performance Center tuned action. They also feature an unfluted cylinder; vented ribbed barrel; and a chromed custom teardrop hammer. Both sport a stainless steel frame, cylinder, and barrel with a matte silver finish.

The Performance Center Model 686 is chambered in .357 Magnum and .38 S&W Special +P. It sports a six-round cylinder and a four-inch barrel. The Performance Center Model 686 Plus, meanwhile, features a seven-round cylinder, a five-inch barrel and a cylinder cut for moon clips.

“When we began designing these revolvers, we wanted to develop an out-of-the-box solution for those seeking a revolver for competition shooting. Equipped with a speed release thumbpiece, tuned action, and unique visual appearance, these new revolvers have attractive features for both new and seasoned competitive shooters. The new Performance Center Model 686 and 686 Plus feature Performance Center enhancements that provide an excellent foundation for shooters looking to customize and gain a competitive edge in the shooting sports, or for those who are new to the sport and looking for an excellent competition-ready value,” said Tony Miele, Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center GM.

Both new Performance Center revolvers are available at a MSRP of $966.

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