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Laurel Rifle Club
406628460
Po Box 21
Laurel, MT
 
Laurel Rod & Gun Club
(406) 628-6292
Riverside Park
Laurel, MT
 
Ohlson'S Custom Guns
406547380
405 W Hancock
White Sulphur Spg, MT
 
Kloppel, David C
406453536
616 Pine Ridge Ct
Great Falls, MT
 
Bugs & Bullets Sport Shop
406782625
40 Sportsman Way
Butte, MT
 
Tims Gunsmithing
613 5Th Ave
Laurel, MT
 
Ebenezer Gun Supply
406423558
220 1/2 2Nd St S
Hobson, MT
 
Forkin Custom Classics
406547234
205 10Th Ave Sw
White Sulpher Sprgs, MT
 
Bartel Ace Hardware
406538400
815 Ne Main
Lewistown, MT
 
Jones, Gary Wayne
406467338
400 Jacksons Corner Rd West
Fairfield, MT
 

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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