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Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
410872110
6221 Columbia Crossing Ci
Columbia, MD
 
Cobalt Research, Llc
410309608
7308 Silent Bird Ct
Columbia, MD
 
Beamhit Llc
10220 Old Columbia Rd
Columbia, MD
 
2 A Sales & Supplies
(240) 456-0060
8610 Washington Blvd #211-B
Jessup, MD
 
Moss Sporting Goods
301575223
8715 Bollman Pl
Savage, MD
 
Mpri Ttg
10220 Old Columbia Rd Ste A
Columbia, MD
 
Morgan, Dale Fremond
(410) 992-4528
9592 Basket Ring Rd
Columbia, MD
 
Marshall & Associates
410418522
5111 Golden Leaf Ct
Ellicott City, MD
 
Jessup Coin Jewelry & Pawn Inc
7836 Old Jessup Rd
Jessup, MD
 
Ellicott Arms Inc
410465797
8390 Sunset Drive
Ellicott City, MD
 

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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