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Dans Guns & Loading
337237502
101 Catherine St
Scott, LA
 
B M B Discount Guns Ammunition & Supplies
(337) 856-6694
311 W Milton Ave
Milton, LA
 
Carroll'S Gun Shop
318757230
117 Pear Street
Ridgecrest, LA
 
Fontenot'S Fast Pawn
337363880
1018 W Lincoln Rd
Ville Platte, LA
 
Schoelerman, Lynn Duane
318484276
107 Azalea Ct W
Pineville, LA
 
Bourque, Jody James
(337) 501-4721
125 Legend Creek
Youngsville, LA
 
Smiths Engine & Gun Repair
318662361
385 Hwy 182
Sunset, LA
 
Morovich, John Andrew
318443082
5808 Benjamin Street
Alexandria, LA
 
Freedom Firearms
318792248
2303 Magnolia Ln
Alexandria, LA
 
Academy #52
281646519
3205 S Macarthur Dr
Alexandria, LA
 

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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