Smith & Wesson Model 686SSR Grants Pass OR

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Applegate Sports
(541) 479-8387
322 Fish Hatchery RD.
Grants Pass, OR
2Nd Amendment Guns Llc V27
(541) 472-8457
2701 Coed Place
Grants Pass, OR
H&H Firearms And Tack
926 Ne Greenwood Ave Suite A
Bend, OR
Varmint Extreme
16093 Del Pino Drive
La Pine, OR
The Gunworks
(541) 741-4118
247 South 2nd Street
Springfield, OR
(541) 474-2357
1600 SE N Street
Grants Pass, OR
Straight Shooters Sporting Goods Llc
580 Main St
Lebanon, OR
Gwinners Shooting Supplies
(503) 623-2113
13330 Hwy 22
Dallas, OR
Moonlight Marine
60951 S Hwy 97
Bend, OR
(503) 370-8900
2395 Salem-Dallas Hwy. NW
Salem, 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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