Well everyone, looks like i took one to the rear. Ive owned 4 S.W. hand guns in the past, but from what im hearing here i got screwed. I bought a new 686 with the lock 3 years ago, its a 2 1/2 barrel 6 shot. Ive heard alot of negative things about these guns on this site. Ive not even fired it yet in the 3 years ive owned it, now im thinking i made a bad mistake. Just wondering if anyone thinks i could trade it off for a toarus, or maybe some kind of used ruger ? any ideas, thanks all for any replies.