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3 R Gun Shop
(240) 529-4936
7311 Grove Rd Ste O
Friderick, MD
 
Creager, Richard Allen Jr
5733 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter #2233
301631080
7400 Guilford Dr
Frederick, MD
 
Mid-Maryland Gun Repair
301898756
11103 Hessong Bridge Rd
Frederick, MD
 
Wal-Mart Store #2756
301644244
1811 Momocacy Blvd
Frederick, MD
 
Creager,Richard Allen Jr
(301) 631-9048
5733 Buckeyetown Pike
Frederick, MD
 
Mid Maryland Outfitters Inc
301662821
7700 Grove Rd
Frederick, MD
 
Pawnbrokers Outlet
301662120
242 N Market St
Frederick, MD
 
Kmart #3131
301662723
1003 W Patrick
Frederick, MD
 
Pitbull Firearms
301418002
7197 Glenmeadow Ct
Frederick, MD
 

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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