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Smith & Wesson Model 686SSR Hickory NC

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Ledford''S Trading Post
(828) 327-0055
1833 12th Ave. N.E.
Hickory, NC
 
Castlesports Unlimited
(828) 728-9113
2741 Connelly Springs Road
Granite Falls, NC
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter #1237
910892044
590 Jackson Boulevard
Dunn, NC
 
Ray'S Supermarket
919542218
901 Old Us 1
Moncure, NC
 
Ds'S Leag Sac
336629322
2094 Pilots View Rd
Asheboro, NC
 
H G & Hsports
(828) 459-1405
4819 N. NC Hwy. 16
Conover, NC
 
Iron Station Gunsmithing
704530107
363 Cooper Rd
Vale, NC
 
Pats Pawns
919683124
1715 Holloway St
Durham, NC
 
Wal-Mart Store #1953
919496222
279 Franklin Plaza
Louisburg, NC
 
J & S Gunsmithing
336584388
6813 Pagetown Rd
Burlington, 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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