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Catlin Arms
765548267
5148 S Catlin Rd
Rockville, IN
 
Wrede, Chris
765795684
7559 S Co Rd 475 E
Cloverdale, IN
 
Bradford Guns
765674620
3710 S Western Ave
Marion, IN
 
Whitetail Gunshop
(765) 737-6375
2964 S Mechanicsburg Rd
Shirley, IN
 
Verns Sports
812988288
3651 Raspberry Lane
Nashville, IN
 
Farmer, Bradley J
765795233
7841 S Co Rd 825 E
Cloverdale, IN
 
Girt'S Archery & Outfitters
765644711
1420 Main St
Anderson, IN
 
Castle Pawn Shop
317529720
534 N Memorial Drive
New Castle, IN
 
Cook, Don & Associates
765779404
6790 S Rd 100 E
Markleville, IN
 
Bullet Trap, The
765833719
6743 E 1100 N
Roann, IN
 

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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