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Colorado Gun Works
(970) 482-4867
2631 West Vine Drive
Fort Collins, CO
 
Hamblen Sales Incorporated Gun Home Office SafesHamblen Sales Incorporated Gun Home Office Safes
(970) 221-5133
3507 East Mulberry Street
Fort Collins, CO
 
Black Canyon Gunsmithing
(970) 240-4977
62831 Spring Creek Road
Montrose, CO
 
Tru Blue Firearm Refinishing
303979377
7664 W Ontario Pl
Littleton, CO
 
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners
(970) 842-3006
Po Box 3114
Denver, CO
 
Fort Collins Gun Room
(970) 472-9670
1746 East Mulberry Street
Fort Collins, CO
 
Lyle Troths Gun Repair
(970) 945-8400
3202 Cooper Court
Glenwood Springs, CO
 
Sportsman'S Warehouse #142
720981200
8500 W Crestline Ave Bldg K
Denver, CO
 
Unique Cameras & Guns
(970) 522-4939
105 Main Street
Sterling, CO
 
Ezpawn #40110
303665845
406 S Public Road
Lafayette, CO
 

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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