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Al''Shardware & Gun Repair
(503) 357-2441
4080 N.W. Heesacker Rd
Forest Grove, OR
 
Beaver Creek Armory
(503) 481-4848
2020 Aloclek Dr Ste 118 H
Portland, OR
 
Cossa Central Oregon Shooting Sports Assn
(541) 548-5566
Po Box 1606
Bend, OR
 
Wapiti Outdoor Supply
541416076
346 Nw Deer St
Prineville, OR
 
R & K Guns And Sporting Supplies
541385700
136514 Jug Drive
Crescent, OR
 
Bert''S Guns
(503) 612-6552
21208 SW Arapaho Ct
Tualatin, OR
 
Force Ten / Cloud Mt Armory
(503) 554-5997
310 E 1st.
Newberg, OR
 
Alpha-Omega Services
208250654
600 Sw Crestview Rd
Prineville, OR
 
Sj Gates Sporting Goods
541923667
6174 S Hwy 97
Redmond, OR
 
Larry City Sportinggoods
(541) 459-9295
1003 West Central St.
Sutherlin, 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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