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Corkys
921 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Kmart #3795
540786044
3655 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Fredericksburg Rod & Gun Club
(540) 898-9595
Po Box 418
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Combat Solutions
(540) 361-4541
215 Kings Highway Ste 101
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Arrows By Design
540373376
311 Edwards Dr
Fredericksbg, VA
 
Fredericksburg Pawn Inc
540371780
447 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Muzzle Velocity
(540) 895-5323
1320 Central Park Blvd #227
Fredricksburg, VA
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
540548120
290 Spotsylvania Mall
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Range, The
62 Potomac Creek
Fredericksburg, VA
 
The Range
(540) 720-1754
62 Potomac Creek Drive
Fredericksburg, VA
 

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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