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Whitestone Lumber Corp
148-02 14Th Ave
Whitestone, NY
Atlantic Center Of Guns & Sports Co
32-90 Steinway St
Long Island City, NY
Beitzinger, George
116-20 Atlantic Ave
Richmond Hill, NY
Seneca Sporting Range Inc
1716 Weirfield St
Ridgewood, NY
Beretta Gallery
718 Madison
New York, NY
Woodhaven Rifle & Pistol Range Inc
74-16 Jamaica Ave
Woodhaven, NY
Isgro, Gary J
74-16 Jamaica Ave
Woodhaven, NY
Sidearms New York/N.Y.C Sidearms
23-10 31St St
Astoria, NY
Chapel Sports Ltd
116-20 Atlantic Ave
Richmond Hill, NY
H & H
10 East 40Th St,Suite 1910
New York, NY

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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