Re: S&W 586 good gun?
Took my first ever pistol deer with a 686. Like John S. said, fantastic, smooth, accurate...ACCURATE revolver. The revolver performed flawlessly. The ammunition however, back in the early 90's for hunting in the .357 left a bit to be desired. put 5 shots into a huge doe at ranges from about 65 yards down to 15 yards all withing the span of a grapefruit behind her shoulder. Still-even with the 158 gr. JHP's not performing even loaded hot, I would still carry her for backup or even close in hunting if I still had her, especially with the wider, better choice of loadings available today.
Big Al's "Take-Em" Style Silhouette Decoys Pro-Staff.