One of the most popular revolvers in production, the Smith & Wesson 686 revolver is a medium (“L frame”) revolver chambered in the powerful .357 Magnum caliber. The 686 is designed to handle the heavier magnum round while pairing it with a heavier barrel and a six-round cylinder. Like all .357 Magnums, the 686 can shoot the less powerful .38 Special ammunition. The 686 features a four-inch barrel, has an overall length of 9.6 inches and weighs two-and-a-half pounds. It also adjustable sights, a double-action firing system and a stainless steel finish.
Commercial satellite imagery from March 14 of North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station, Pyongyang’s main space launch facility, shows little general activity and no signs of a recent or forthcoming engine test or preparations for a satellite launch.
U.S. military newspaper Stars and Stripes reports that the USS Wasp and its strike group steamed away from Okinawa on Monday, heading out for its first patrol in the Indo-Pacific region since its homeporting in Japan earlier this year.
The multi-ship strike group has been sailing near Okinawa after leaving its base in Sasebo, Japan earlier this month.