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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
 
Poynt Hope Trading Post
502829501
3198 Hickory Ridge Rd
Waddy, KY
 
Baldwin Guns
606758430
119 Ketchum Lane
Crab Orchard, KY
 
Shooters Connection Inc
502570411
804 South Broadway Unit #9
Georgetown, KY
 
Gale''S Distributors
(502) 842-6123
510 Morgantown Road
Bowling Green, KY
 
Mister Money Usa Of Lexington #61
859233400
1300 Winchester Road,Suite 150
Lexington, KY
 
Ky Joe'S Outdoors
502863663
516 N Broadway St
Georgetown, KY
 
Honda Of Richmond
859623590
600 Big Hill Ave
Richmond, KY
 
R.L.C. Shooting Supplies
(606) 371-3900
7199 Turfway
Florence, 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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