View Full Version : I see where S&W is reintroducing the 586

04-24-2012, 5:31 PM
I was looking through an NRA magazine that arrived today. S&W is reintroducing the 586. If it gets rostered in CA, I think I'll get one.

I cannot think of a reason why it could not become rostered in CA.

Or perhaps it already is:

586-7 SKU 163567 / Steel Revolver 6" .357 Magnum 9/15/2012
586-7 SKU 163568 / Steel Revolver 4" .357 Magnum 8/17/2012

04-24-2012, 6:09 PM
With the lock...?

04-24-2012, 6:46 PM
With the lock...?

The one in the NRA magazine definitely had the hole for the lock. I don't know if a dash 7 has a lock; I'm guessing it does.

Sure, I wish S&W would dump that lock -- I dislike it to a degree that I have resisted buying any of their revolvers of late; but, for a 586, I'm willing to make an exception.

04-24-2012, 6:57 PM
Whats the big deal with the lock if you don't use it ?

04-24-2012, 7:21 PM
Personally I would find an older one but the new ones should be good guns. I just think the older ones are better quality and they cost less as well.

If it's what you want go get it, you wont regret buying a S&W revolver :)

04-24-2012, 7:25 PM
I have a 66 with the lock. It has been problem free, but the lock hole is ugly.

04-24-2012, 7:29 PM
I love my 586!
I saw it a week or so ago on their website, its probably a limited run and will be hard to come by

04-24-2012, 7:45 PM
I'd been hoping they'd add the 586 L-Comp to the roster, but I think it's a limited run for a distributor so perhaps too few to make it worth their while.


04-24-2012, 8:29 PM
I don't believe the Classic 586's are even at the stocking dealers yet. The model number for the 4" is 150909 and it's not on the CA DOJ list. It may or may not be available in California depending on whether S&W wants to donate the guns for testing. I wanted to buy one of the Classic Model 10 revolvers but they haven't shown up on the list. :( Some of the other Classic models have, especially the less expensive snubbies. We can only hope.

04-25-2012, 8:20 AM
Whats the big deal with the lock if you don't use it ?

It's ugly. Even if plugged the letter stamping remains visible.

On J frames (maybe K too) the addition of the lock changes the angle of the frame as it goes from topstrap to the top of the grip - it is much shallower and readily viewed as an accomodation to the lock rather than a best design.

I bought a Model 21 and tried to like it, plugged the hole - but the lock, the MIM, no case hardening, cold rolled pins, the frame mounted pin, the shallow bluing. The accumulation of economizing and the lock being a very visible reminder of that was just a bit too much. I haven't bought a new Smith & Wesson in years. I may buy a DA only J frame without the lock, but I don't see myself buying anything else.

It's not an "I hate the lock" feeling. I know what I like in a product, new Smith revolvers don't quite fit the bill for me.

04-25-2012, 8:46 AM
Along that line, in 2010, I bought a 637-2 j-frame; I kept it only 4 months. The flag for the lock resulted in them narrowing the hammer spur to the point I disliked it.

I think my best option on a 586 is to ask my brother-in-law to transfer my old 586 back to me. It's a 586+ 7shot pre-lock I bought new in 2004. He just keeps it in his safe.