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Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
919851772
401 Crossroads Blvd
Cary, NC
 
Gunners Alley Llc
203 N Harrison Ave #130
Cary, NC
 
Gunner''S Alley, Llc
877-486-6111, 919-388-1991
203 North Harrison Ave. #130
Cary, NC
 
Plaza West Jewelry & Loan Inc
919859332
133 Jones Franklin Rd
Raleigh, NC
 
Live To Shoot
218 Kelly West Dr
Apex, NC
 
Godwin Pistolsmithing Llc
919349061
101 Emile Zola Dr
Cary, NC
 
Sticky Trigger Gunsmithing
919851092
105 Phacelia Way
Cary, NC
 
South Raleigh Jewelry & Loan
919816060
3231 Avent Ferray Rd # 103
Raleigh, NC
 
Wake County Firearms Education And Training Center
(919) 303-0851
3921 Old Holly Springsapex Road
Apex, NC
 
Templar Consult
877878233
104 Buttermilk Way
Apex, NC
 

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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