Maybe it is just me.
But the action seems more "choppy".
I don't know how to explain it.
It didn't really affect my shooting any that I could tell. And I didn't get rid of the 686+ that I had because of it. I just noticed it in comparison to the 6 shot ones.
If I were going to rely on it for defense, I would want the 686+ (actually what I did) for target and range shooting, I liked the 6 shot better.
But I am a little odd....