Caddmann, I often carry a 6 inch Taurus model 66 in a shoulder holster, which is basically very similar to the 686 of Djcala's. Though in fairness, that is my wifes pistol. My mother in law has a nice Smith combat that she told me that she wanted me to have it when she dies. I taught her how to shoot with that handgun. She got pretty good with it too. I had S&W run the serial number on it, and it's a 1974 make.