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Absolutesporting Goods
(505) 872-4570
4400 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Losranchos Gun Shop
(505) 345-4276
6542 4th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM
 
C & Rgun Shop
(505) 345-1773
444 Niagara NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Southwest Sidearms
(505) 898-5620
351 Arabian Lane
Corrales, NM
 
Augustarms/Fullautos.Com
(505) 891-1614
2612 Southern Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM
 
Mountainstates Sports Inc.
(505) 243-5515
1102 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM
 
Ronpeterson Guns, Inc.
(505) 255-8695
4418 Central South East
Albuquerque, NM
 
Charlie''S Sporting Goods
(505) 275-3006
8908 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Tom''Sshootin Shop
(505) 797-0130
7700 William Moyers Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Fullautos.Com
(505) 891-1614
2612 Southern Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM
 

Smith & Wesson 686SSR

While I am often accused of being a dinosaur, I am proud to be one of an ever-shrinking group of handgunners: a revolver fan. To my way of thinking, the handgun hasn’t been invented yet that can equal the ergonomics, ease of use, reliability and shootability of a fine, medium-frame, double-action revolver. And of the breed, none is finer or more famous than those produced by Smith & Wesson.

In 1935 S&W introduced what was to prove the most effective law enforcement handgun cartridge ever: the .357 S&W Magnum. Early .357 revolvers were based on S&W’s large N frame, and they were rather large, heavy and expensive. Requests for a lighter magnum revolver were answered in 1955 with the .357 Combat Magnum (Model 19), a K-frame revolver with a heavy barrel and an ejector rod shroud to provide recoil-dampening weight.

This was followed by the stainless steel Model 66, which was an instant hit with civilian shooters and police. But there was a downside. When fed a steady diet of magnum ammo, these K-frame revolvers sometimes shot themselves loose or went out of time. To rectify this problem, in 1981 S&W introduced the slightly larger and stronger L frame, which was capable of digesting an unlimited diet of magnum ammo. The blue Model 586 and stainless steel Model 686 provided an excellent compromise of weight, power and performance....

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