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Old June 23, 2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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986 9mm range time...

i took my new 986 to the range this past weekend.....it shot real good,it was more snappy than i thought it would be but very accurate and controlable....i loaded the moonclips and unloaded them very easy by hand as well...all in all a great gun,the price set me back a little though...
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Old June 23, 2014, 06:35 PM   #2
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Don't have mine yet but am looking far and wide.
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Old June 25, 2014, 08:27 PM   #3
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How about some pictures of it?
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Old June 25, 2014, 09:35 PM   #4
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here it is..
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Old June 26, 2014, 12:04 AM   #5
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here it is..
Hmmm.... is that a "selfie"?

Nice gun, It was my understanding that they were made with competition in mind. Large frame, manageable caliber, titanium cylinder(?) to handle fast double action shooting.

Should be a lot of fun to shoot.
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Old June 26, 2014, 03:59 PM   #6
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lol,i used my computer camera.....yea its fun to shoot...i have a 9mm semi auto as well so i can use ammo for both and dont have to worry about another caliber...
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Old June 26, 2014, 07:53 PM   #7
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I just purchased mine. I have not had a chance to shoot it yet. It took my LGS 6 months to get one in for me. Looking forward to shooting it this weekend.
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Old June 27, 2014, 11:44 AM   #8
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im so jealous my 929 is still on order... part of me is glad. Either that means the demand is huge = good. Or mines gonna be like one of 10.
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Old July 4, 2014, 01:17 PM   #9
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That is a good looking gun, I would like to get some time behind one. What is the recoil compared to? My S&W 940 is a great little j frame but the 9mm in a full size gun would be fun. I juess it would be like my Ruger Speed Six but with a few more rounds and a longer barrel.
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Old July 4, 2014, 04:59 PM   #10
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i would say its very similiar to shooting something chambered in .38 special....maybee a tad less...
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Old July 5, 2014, 09:56 PM   #11
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I'm supposing you could shoot .380 in that as easily as people shoot .38s in a .357. (I don't usually run shorter cartridges through my revolvers but I like knowing that I can.) Does anyone have experience running .380 through one of these?
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Old July 6, 2014, 08:19 AM   #12
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986

Extremely happy with mine. I'm pretty sure it will be a keeper.
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Old July 6, 2014, 08:46 AM   #13
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I'm supposing you could shoot .380 in that as easily as people shoot .38s in a .357.
NO, don't do this the case for a 380 compared to a 9mm is nothing like the 38/357 cases.
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Old July 6, 2014, 08:58 AM   #14
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Hmmm.... is that a "selfie"?
LOL. for a second I thought that was the toilet behind the gun.


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it shot real good,it was more snappy than i thought it would be but very accurate and controlable..
I wonder how the recoil compares to shooting .38's out of my 627, probably a tad more.

Nice revolver!
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Old July 6, 2014, 08:59 AM   #15
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I agree that .380 ACP should not be fired in a S&W 986. Cosmodragoon - check your reloading manual for cartridge dimensions. You'll see that they're quite dissimilar.
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Old July 7, 2014, 10:42 AM   #16
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.380 ACP will drop too far into a 9mm chamber and the firing pin won't reach it. It is not at all the same situation as .38 Special in a .357 Magnum chamber, since .357 is simply a longer version of the .38 Special.

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Old July 8, 2014, 09:31 PM   #17
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I used to own a Bodyguard in .380 but for every feature I loved, I hated another. Since trading it away, I've disavowed myself of the caliber and don't have any cartridges lying around. I've been considering a revolver in 10mm/.40 and I wondered if it was possible in 9mm/.380. Thanks for setting me straight, guys. As always, this forum is fun and education.
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