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Dunham'S Sports #9146
248674499
2625 Scottsville Rd Greenwood Mall Space 624
Bowling Green, KY
 
Roger''S Ammo & Reloading
(270) 842-6123
7541 Morgantown Road
Bowling Green, KY
 
Dunn''Ssporting Goods
(270) 443-2144
3445 Park Ave.
Paducah, KY
 
Survival Outfitters
859887162
918 S Main St
Nicholasville, KY
 
Ralphs Market Store No. 2
606738547
Rt 1 Box 90 Hwy 32
Sandy Hook, KY
 
Gale''S Distributors
(502) 842-6123
510 Morgantown Road
Bowling Green, KY
 
Classic Arms And Archery Company
859278837
268 Southland Dr Suite 100
Lexington, KY
 
Hancock, Tony A
859299287
1783 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY
 
Vinsons Sporting Goods
859498684
4966 Owingsville Rd
Owingsville, KY
 
Stanton Sporting Goods & Pawn
606663111
124 West College Ave
Stanton, KY
 

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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