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Cadle, Arthur D
304965997
Rt 5 Box 260
Charleston, WV
 
Buster`s Gun & Sporting Goods
(304) 586-9598
13 Main Street
Winfield, WV
 
Ju-G'S Gun & Pawn Llc
304548639
#1 Main St
Clendenin, WV
 
Horan, Thomas R
304739225
Rt 76 Box 6
Galloway, WV
 
Keoughs Firearm Repair & Restoration Llc
304622506
Rt 2 Box 494
Bridgeport, WV
 
South Charleston Fop Lodge #85 Shooting Range
(304) 746-8800
Rt 4 Box 61
St. Albans, WV
 
Lyal, Glen Edwin
16 Young'S Ct
Clendenin, WV
 
Jennings Groc
304548518
10833 Charleston Rd
Walton, WV
 
Appalachian Firearms
304884695
Rt 2 Box 117
Jane Lew, WV
 
South Charleston Fop Lodge #85 Shooting Range
(304) 746-8800
Rt 4 Box 61
St. Albans, WV
 

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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