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Gun Nation Inc
(817) 825-3284
6609 Wakefield Rd
Nrh, TX
 
Fiesta Texas Pawn
817640075
2921 E Abrams
Arlington, TX
 
Pellet Gun Repair
(817) 275-7905
503 Town North Dr.
Arlington, TX
 
Guaranteed Pawn
817473366
111 North Main
Mansfield, TX
 
B C Gunworks
979532317
123 Carroll Rd
Wharton, TX
 
Pistol Mikes
(817) 795-3110
1902 S Cooper St.
Arlington, TX
 
Arlington Arms Gun Company
(817) 275-6172
823 Oram St.
Arlington, TX
 
Dfw Arms Incorporated
(817) 459-2122
1912 Baird Farm Rd.
Arlington, TX
 
Gray, Norman Doyle
325692975
577 Cr 318
Abilene, TX
 
Bachman Pawn & Guns
214351362
2926 W Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX
 

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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