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Kitterytrading Post
(207) 439-2700
301 U.S.Route #1
Kittery, ME
 
The Ammodump
(603) 755-9800
118 Spring St
Farmington, NH
 
N.H.O.R.A.
603626023
356 Pingree Hill Rd
Auburn, NH
 
Michael Burbine''S Washington Armory
(603) 495-0911
142 Bradford Springs Rd.
Washington, NH
 
Eric Mannadistributing
(603) 878-0672
15 Sharon Road
New Ipswich, NH
 
Kds Camping Outfitters Llc
(603) 773-2999
5 French Lane
Stratham, NH
 
Bae Systems Info & Elec Systems Integration Inc
603885879
130 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH
 
Kds Camping Outfitters Llc
(603) 773-2999
5 French Lane
Stratham, NH
 
Traphouse Firearms
(603) 863-1121
131 South Pitkin Road
Lempster, NH
 
Mitch Rosen Extraordinarygunleather Llc
603647297
300 Bedford St
Manchester, NH
 

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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