Smith & Wesson Introduces New Classic Model 586 Revolver

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posted on January 17, 2012
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Deemed the Distinguished Combat Magnum when first introduced by Smith & Wesson in 1980, the new revolver reunites collectors and .357 Magnum aficionados with one of the most sought after law enforcement firearms of its time.

Manufactured with a carbon steel frame and cylinder along with a blue finish, the Classic Model 586 harkens back to an era when revolvers were predominately worn on the hips of law enforcement officers. As with the original, the new Classic revolver is chambered for six rounds of .357 Magnum/.38 S&W Special. Available with a 4-inch or 6-inch barrel configuration, the Model 586 features a smooth single-action and a crisp double-action trigger pull that is the hallmark of every Smith & Wesson revolver.

On top of the frame, the revolver features an adjustable white outline rear sight and a red ramp front sight for a clear, precise sight picture. Much like the original, the Classic Model 586 is standard with an authentic square-butt design and is packaged with checkered wood grips containing the Smith & Wesson medallion. The retro-revolver is also standard with a serrated back strap for improved firearm control when shooting heavy magnum loads.

"The original Model 586 is perhaps best known for its extensive use as a law enforcement commemorative model," said Tony Miele, Business Manager of the Smith & Wesson Classic line. "Selected by highway patrol and conservation agencies as an ideal limited edition and anniversary model, the Model 586 has amassed several years of service both in the United States and overseas. Highly collectible and duty-proven, the original Model 586 offered law enforcement a reliable firearm for handling heavy Magnum cartridges."

Today, collectors, retired officers and recreational shooters are able to relive history through the introduction of the Classic Model 586. Old school in nature, but ready to take on the demands of today's shooter, the newest Classic revolver brings together two worlds in a way that is uniquely Smith & Wesson.

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