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Smith & Wesson Model 686SSR Avon Lake OH

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American Sportsman -Archery, Guns & Ammo
(440) 236-6464
27736 Royalton Road
Columbia Station, OH
 
B&Bshooting Supply Inc
(216) 789-4300
7326 w Law rd
Valley City, OH
 
Metatac
614577808
800 Morrison Rd
Gahanna, OH
 
Eakins, Douglas Robert
614879775
767 Larri Court
West Jefferson, OH
 
Perri, Roger Dean
419529229
2355 Marion Ave Rd
Mansfield, OH
 
B & S Shooting Supplies
(330) 483-7777
7326 West Law Road
Valley City, OH
 
Central Ohio Professional Firearms
614322198
8521 Morningdew Drive
Reynoldsburg, OH
 
Cire Services
740363519
5030 Horseshoe Rd
Delaware, OH
 
Fry, Jeffrey Allen
614260681
4983 Township Rd 179
Marengo, OH
 
Flock, Timothy A
740382169
2546 Morral Kirkpatrick Rd
Marion, OH
 

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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