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Wades East Side Guns
(425) 649-5995
13570 Belle-Red Road
Bellevue, WA
 
Discount Gun Sales, Llc
(206) 417-1625
11306 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA
 
Butch''S Gun Shops
(206) 789-7575
7503 Aurora Av
Seattle, WA
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(425) 271-6900
508 S 3
Renton, WA
 
Beararms Inc.
(253) 630-8053
15220 S.E. 272nd B
Kent, WA
 
Central Gun Exchange
(206) 624-0430
1016 Fir
Seattle, WA
 
Stan Baker''S Gun Shop
(206) 522-4575
10000 Lake City
Seattle, WA
 
Ams Guns
(425) 483-8855
18144 Woodinville-Snohomish Road
Woodinville, WA
 
Pintos Gun Shop
(253) 859-6333
827 Central Ave. N Ste
Kent, WA
 
Guntown
(425) 672-1849
18601 HWY 99 STE 200
Lynnwood, WA
 

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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