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Smith & Wesson Model 686SSR Council Bluffs IA

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Derjagerhof Gun Shop
(712) 325-0760
301 W. Pierce St STE 3
Council Bluffs, IA
 
Canfield''S Sporting Goods, Inc.
(402) 393-3363
8457 West Center Road
Omaha, NE
 
Roush, Scott A.
511 S. First St.
Indianola, IA
 
Pendroys Sporting Goods
515259297
7367 S 112 Ave W
Monroe, IA
 
Square Wheels
641862445
52473 320Th Ave
Russell, IA
 
Custom Stockmaker
203748128
26 Briarwood Dr
Danbury, CT
 
Monteleone Firearms
641791298
510 S 11Th Ave W
Newton, IA
 
K J'S Gun Shop
319988462
12805 Lincoln Rd
Hudson, IA
 
Wal-Mart #892
515963111
1002 Se National Dr
Ankeny, IA
 
Pierce, Matt D
(515) 674-3574
10172 N 19Th Ave W
Colfax, IA
 

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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