January 18, 2012
By G&A Online Editors
Smith & Wesson Corp. announced a new revolver to its Classic line with the introduction of the Model 586. 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 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.
The revolver features an adjustable white outline rear sight and a red ramp front sight. Much like the original, the Classic Model 586 is standard with an authentic square-butt design and is packaged with checkered wood grips. 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."
Keep checking back for more Smith & Wesson products from the SHOT Show 2012 floor.
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