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Frazier, Fred Jay Iii
304669903
Rt 2 Box 361
Farmington, WV
 
Ye Old Lock Shop
304449180
111 County Line Drive
Fairview, WV
 
Keoughs Firearm Repair & Restoration Llc
304622506
Rt 2 Box 494
Bridgeport, WV
 
Patricks Custom Gunsmithing
304842571
217 Williams Ave
Bridgeport, WV
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter #3215
304291562
6051 University Town Centre Dr
Granville, WV
 
Out Post
304816474
House 242 1/2 Brick Hill St
Four States, WV
 
Quality Home Comfort Htg & Clg Inc
304265445
Rt 4 Box 346
Grafton, WV
 
White Horse Firearms And Outdoor Education Center
(304) 623-6093
Rt 20 South
Peeltree, WV
 
Dominick'S Firearms,Llc
(304) 695-0216
Rr 1 Box 47K
Bridgeport, WV
 
Zacavish Frank D
(304) 842-7844
Rt 1 Box 391
Flemington, WV
 

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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