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Laurel Rod & Gun Club
(406) 628-6292
Riverside Park
Laurel, MT
 
Tims Gunsmithing
613 5Th Ave
Laurel, MT
 
Silesia Guns
406628773
51 Hilltop Road
Silesia, MT
 
Forkin Custom Classics
406547234
205 10Th Ave Sw
White Sulpher Sprgs, MT
 
Beaudrys Western Supply
406538882
158 Valach Road
Lewistown, MT
 
Laurel Rifle Club
406628460
Po Box 21
Laurel, MT
 
Ebenezer Gun Supply
406423558
220 1/2 2Nd St S
Hobson, MT
 
Jones, Gary Wayne
406467338
400 Jacksons Corner Rd West
Fairfield, MT
 
Scharfs Sport Shop
406825610
9010 Scharf Ln
Clinton, MT
 
Moore, John P
406357370
2186 Wunderwald Dr
Denton, 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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