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Smith & Wesson Model 686SSR Grants Pass OR

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2Nd Amendment Guns Llc V27
(541) 472-8457
2701 Coed Place
Grants Pass, OR
 
Applegate Sports
(541) 479-8387
322 Fish Hatchery RD.
Grants Pass, OR
 
Michael L Potter'S Ochoco Valley Arms
541447402
782 S Main St
Prineville, OR
 
Rim Rock Ammunition Inc
541447170
3048 S W High Desert Dr Ste O
Prineville, OR
 
Tillamook Sporting Goods
(503) 842-4334
2207 Main North STE B
Tillamook, OR
 
Russcoguns
(541) 474-2357
1600 SE N Street
Grants Pass, OR
 
Cent Wise Sporting Goods
541548442
498 S 6Th St
Redmond, OR
 
Bill & Jake'S Bird And Sporting Guns
541598040
55569 Wagon Master Way
Bend, OR
 
C Cacho Firearms
541548575
3110 Ne O'Neil Way
Redmond, OR
 
Wal-Mart #2075
541389818
20120 Pinebrook Blvd
Bend, OR
 

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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