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Gun Cabinet
(706) 737-4630
2502 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA
 
Pinetucky Gun Club
(706) 592-4230
Camp Josey Road
Augusta, GA
 
Thomy Gunz Llc
803480021
125 Belair Rd
Belvedere, SC
 
Special Weapons And Designs
803221114
149 Sycamore St
North Augusta, SC
 
Mcbride Arms
706726136
141 Berrywood Ct
North Augusta, SC
 
Schmidt`s Gun Service & Repair
(706) 650-2800
3924 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA
 
Ed Sanders Gun Shop
(706) 798-5220
2031 Bloomingdale Street
Augusta, GA
 
Yard Shop, The
803341932
522 Edgefield Rd
Belvedere, SC
 
Nxt Shot
803593928
950 Clearwater Rd
North Augusta, SC
 
Guns & Things Pawnbrokers
803279297
234 Edgefield Rd
North Augusta, SC
 

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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