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Supply Depot, The
541385088
310 Se Railroad Ave
Bend, OR
 
Elf Enterprises
541390413
19032 Shoshone Rd
Bend, OR
 
Nosler, Inc
541382392
107 Sw Columbia St
Bend, OR
 
Woods, Joshua Dale
541408351
19063 Riverwoods Dr
Bend, OR
 
Heinz, Nicholas Walter
541382407
60250 Hanes Road
Bend, OR
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods #206
310536061
61545 S Hwy 97
Bend, OR
 
Fly & Field Outfitters
541318161
143A Sw Century Dr
Bend, OR
 
Past Tenths Sports Inc
541385094
61137 Rough Rider Lane
Bend, OR
 
Bend Pawn & Trading Company
61420 S Hwy 97
Bend, OR
 
Greenwood Sporting Arms Llc
541617949
160 Sw Scalehouse Lp Ste 204
Bend, OR
 

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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