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Atlanticgun & Tackle
(216) 475-5240
5425 Northfield Road Bedford
Bedford, OH
 
Nbc Guns &Gunsmithing
(440) 942-7120
1585 E. 361 St Unit N
Eastlake, OH
 
Urbandale Inc.
(216) 298-3200
3728 St. Nicholas Dr.
Richfield, OH
 
Sirna, Craig R
440834069
19009 Ravenna Rd
Auburn Twp, OH
 
Buckeyeoutdoors, Inc.
(740) 928-3474
150 Arrowhead Blvd
Hebron, OH
 
Stonewall Ltd. Semi-Arms Inc.
(440) 526-0029
100 Ken-Mar Industrial Pkwy
Broadview Heights, OH
 
Sherwin Shooting
(440) 942-8636
33140 Vine St.
Eastlake, OH
 
American Sportsman -Archery, Guns & Ammo
(440) 236-6464
27736 Royalton Road
Columbia Station, OH
 
Outdoorarmy Store
(440) 992-8791
4420 Main Ave
Ashtabula, OH
 
Countryattic Treasures General Store
(513) 494-2075
3995 Hudson Street
South Lebanon, OH
 

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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