Question about S&W LE 686 plus

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Did he pay more than the LE version?
 

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Did he pay more than the LE version?
I don't know what that price was I only saw one price listed, and no mention of two prices except a cash discount. With the tax and insurance it came to $867.35.

This is the ad I saw.

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Looks like he did pay more.
I tried to tell him to check locally because he may be able to get it for less, but he wanted it right then. Ed is 77 years old and when he wants it, he wants it. Plus, he likes dealing with Buds and has dealt with them many times over the years. He said he was buying because "FJB". His exact words.

I wish I could convince the local ffl to put this in the box when he picks it up!

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They probably had those in stock for LE/MIL only and out of stock for everyone else who isn't. It's not uncommon to go to a store that offers a blue label type program and them not have stock for those who don't qualify, but do have stock for those who do. When I bought my G43x from GT distributors they told me they were out of stock unless I qualified for the blue label. Which I did. I guess they have a different stock of guns reserved for those who qualify for their LE/MIL program.
 

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It’s two separate inventories. They might have 10 in the LE program, and 10 in store stock. They cannot substitute, or cross fill an order. If the store stock goes to zero, they cannot dip into the LE stock due to program rules.

You friend inquired about an LE program pistol from the LE stock. It’s not an LEO specific pistol, it’s just part of the LE stock. That’s why they said he could not buy it without proof of service.


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I saw this one on Buds Guns site and was wondering what makes it so different that it can only be sold to LE, ex LE, or military or ex military? Seems like it just another 357 magnum revolver. Anybody know what makes it different?

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My friend Ed wanted to buy it from them, but that said they could only sell it to LE or military. He had to send them a copy of his VA card and then they said he could buy it.
if you ask me, newer smith revolvers are really mid, get a ruger tbh.
 

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if you ask me, newer smith revolvers are really mid, get a ruger tbh.

What does this mean?
 
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