The stainless-steel 686 is based on the medium L-frame, one of the most popular double-action revolver frames in history. Its a lawman's carry-gun favorite due to its combination of magnum-grade strength and relative compactness. All models are chambered for .357 Magnum/.38 Special+P and feature an adjustable white-outline rear sight and a red ramp front sight. Its durable frame and barrel is built for continuous Magnum usage. As police officers and hunters will attest, this firearm is made to withstand heavy use.