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Smith & Wesson Model 686SSR Gresham OR

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Keith''S Sporting Goods, Inc
(503) 492-6999
1595 E Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR
 
Beaver Creek Armory
(503) 481-4848
2020 Aloclek Dr Ste 118 H
Portland, OR
 
Howard, Mitchell K
541389403
64555 Sylvan Loop
Bend, OR
 
Ziak, Gregory Don
503458636
40101 Lahti Lane
Astoria, OR
 
Strobel, Ronald Lee
541382353
22270 Hwy 20E
Bend, OR
 
Gun Zone - Military Small Arms
(503) 889-6298
16013 SE Egert Ridge Rd.
Clackamas, OR
 
Bert''S Guns
(503) 612-6552
21208 SW Arapaho Ct
Tualatin, OR
 
Stoutstuff
(503) 370-8900
2395 Salem-Dallas Hwy. NW
Salem, OR
 
De Jager Guns
503551678
2962 Wintel Rds
Jefferson, OR
 
Collectors Cranny
(541) 386-2023
2458 Sherman Ave.
Hood River, 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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