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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 & S Shooting Supplies
(330) 483-7777
7326 West Law Road
Valley City, OH
 
Emergency Signal Company
614457351
4586 Gateway Drive
Upper Arlington, OH
 
James Wesley Firearms
740345747
389 Cedar Crest Ave
Newark, OH
 
Graves Guns
614221583
750 River St
Columbus, OH
 
B&Bshooting Supply Inc
(216) 789-4300
7326 w Law rd
Valley City, OH
 
Tomygun, The
740625523
3090 Croton Road
Centerburg, OH
 
Aegis Mission Essential Personnel Llc
614416234
4249 Easton Wy Ste 250
Columbus, OH
 
Kegg, Kirk
937592776
945 Township Rd 179
Bellefontaine, OH
 
Arnold Carry Out
419935003
105 Myrtle Avenue
Willard, 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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