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Smith & Wesson Model 686SSR Fayetteville NC

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Beard, John L
910864500
1214 Morganton Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Ace Pawn Shop
(910) 867-4010
5721 Bragg Blvd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Carolina Consulting
843906174
5103 Bragg Blvd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Jerys Pawn & Shooting Supplies
5103 Bragg Blvd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Cumberland Pawn & Loan Co
910864200
6051 Yadkin Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Tarheel Fish And Game
910323531
2800 - 4 Raeford Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Roggio Arsenal
910916392
3614 B Sycamore Dairy Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Carolina Firearms Sports Inc
910433220
2803 Bragg Blvd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Firing Line, The
919864356
663 Horseshoe Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Jim'S No 1 Inc
910864227
4632 Yadkin Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 

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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