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Grunberg, David
860872149
2 Mark Circle
Vernon, CT
 
Ill Gunworks Limited
(773) 889-1114
7229 West Grand Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL
 
Bell`s Gun & Sport Shop Incorporated
(847) 678-1900
3315 Mannheim Road
Franklin Park, IL
 
Chuck`s Gun Shop & Pistol Range
(708) 849-4455
14310 South Indiana Avenue
Riverdale, IL
 
Blue Park Gun Club
(708) 333-3337
Pulaski Road & Brennan
Harvey, IL
 
Illinois Gun Works Limited
(708) 452-0040
7229 West Grand Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL
 
Midwest Sporting Goods Co.
(708) 447-4848
8565 Plainfield Rd
Lyons, IL
 
Gunworld
(630) 595-0310
421 E. Irving Park Rd.
Bensenville, IL
 
Maxon Shooters Supplies/Indoor Range
(847) 298-4867
1226 Rand Road
Des Plaines, IL
 
Rebatzke, Michael L
309697924
8519 W Pfeiffer Rd
Mapleton, IL
 

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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