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Americanfirearms Specialty Company
(816) 965-0600
12138 Blue Ridge Ext.
Grandview, MO
 
G.U.N.S.Unlimited Inc.
(816) 468-4867
8113 N. Oak Trwy.
Kansas City, MO
 
Meriden Gun Shop Inc
785484300
7272 K4 Hwy Suite Gg
Meriden, KS
 
Shooters Supply
620792381
1108 Main
Great Bend, KS
 
Boldra, Carl
785628261
400 E 11Th
Hays, KS
 
Denny''Sguns Ltd
(816) 221-9117
2001 Clay N.
Kansas City, MO
 
Roberts, Lorne Lynn
913471464
W Front & Main St
Prescott, KS
 
Sportsmans Paradise
620793369
1321 Van Fleet
Great Bend, KS
 
On Point Training Supplies
785845194
7272 K 4 Hwy Ste Gg
Meriden, KS
 
Nicks Pawn Shop Inc
785827461
118 S Broadway
Salina, KS
 

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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