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Lev'S Pawn Shop
937274729
3551 Salem Ave
Harrison Twp, OH
 
Red Birdshooting Supplies
(937) 855-7729
13441 Oxford Road
Germantown, OH
 
Newcarlisle Shooter''S Supply
(937) 849-1718
1809 Styer Dr.
New Carlisle, OH
 
Lev'S Pawn Shop
614469909
216 East Main St
Columbus, OH
 
Lone Son Guns
740965235
391 Laurel Ct
Sunbury, OH
 
Springboro Shooterssupply, Inc
(937) 748-1771
355 Sout
Springboro, OH
 
Oldeenglish Outfitters
(937) 667-3315
480 East Ginghamsburg Road
Tipp City, OH
 
Dunham'S Sports #1142
248674499
2061 S Main St
Bellefontaine, OH
 
Acusport Corporation
One Hunter Place
Bellefontaine, OH
 
Bethesda Farmers & Sportsmens Club
Pobox 318
Bethesda, 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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