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Franklin Gun Shop Inc
(706) 543-7803
3941 Atlanta Highway
Bogart, GA
 
Ayer, Laurence P
603881567
33 Ferry Rd
Nashua, NH
 
Mikes Gun & Pawn
912384406
3087 Hwy 441 S
Douglas, GA
 
Ray, Mitchell
912384723
506 Rose Lane
Douglas, GA
 
Eagle Gun Range
(478) 757-4867
109 Woodfield Drive
Macon, GA
 
Lynch, Christopher
603594984
500 Main Dunstable Road
Nashua, NH
 
Bonanza Gun & Pawn
(770) 586-5626
54 North Broad Street
Winder, GA
 
South River Gun Club Inc
(770) 786-3752
5205 Highway 212
Covington, GA
 
Harrell & Wingate Properties Inc
478374021
1527 College St
Eastman, GA
 
Holtons Pawn Shop
912557412
461 Brazell St
Reidsville, GA
 

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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