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Kentuckyoutdoorsman
8833 South Hwy. 25
Corbin, KY
 
Bacon Creek Gun Shop
(606) 528-4860
1205 Cumberland Falls Road
Corbin, KY
 
Big Bottom Branch Gun Shop
606364500
1293 Hwy 578 N
Annville, KY
 
Egberts Gun Vault
859865147
398 Main St
Salvisa, KY
 
Tb Custom Firearms
1042 Lincoln Ave
Louisville, KY
 
Dave& Rex''S Outdoor World
(606) 523-2277
831 W. Cumberland Gap Parkway
Corbin, KY
 
Chinquapin Rough Gunworks
606364523
150 Wiley Hillard Rd
Annville, KY
 
Centerfire Systems, Inc.
(800) 950-1231
102 Fieldview Drive
Versailles, KY
 
Country Gun Shop
(502) 839-6790
1194 Harrywise Rd
Lawrenceburg, KY
 
Borders Summit Market, Inc.
(606) 928-6326
5876 US 60 West
Ashland, KY
 

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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