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The Gunrack
(252) 752-3960
3506 NE Greenville Blvd.
Greenville, NC
Gunsunlimited Of Ayden, Inc.
(252) 746-2102
560 East 3rd Street
Ayden, NC
Friendship Jewelry & Loan
3110-110 Newbern Ave
Raleigh, NC
Tony'S Gun Sales & Service
119 N Trade St 7 Lakes
West End, NC
Carolina Jewelry & Pawn
1618 S Miami Blvd
Durham, NC
Paradise Hunting Preserve
(252) 746-2748
3993 Bill Adams Road
Greenville, NC
Harnett Guns & Ammo
1160 Bunnlevel Erwin Rd
Bunnlevel, NC
Jim'S No 1 Inc
4632 Yadkin Rd
Fayetteville, NC
Coles Firearm Sales & Service
600 Oak Valley Farm Rd
Coats, NC
Huntin Hole
1907 Keller Andrews Rd
Sanford, NC

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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