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Adams Ordnance
201 N. Spring Street
Louisville, KY
 
Shooter''Ssupply & Law Enforcement
(502) 327-6827
8007-8 Vine Crest Ave.
Louisville, KY
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
821288219
951 E Lewis & Clark Parkway #800
Clarksville, IN
 
Kentucky Shooting Sports
(502) 957-6255
135 B Marketplace Dr.
Louisville, KY
 
Paducah Shooters Supply
(270) 442-3242
3919 Cairo Road
Paducah, KY
 
Tb Custom Firearms
1042 Lincoln Ave
Louisville, KY
 
Dick''S Sporting Goods
(502) 420-6400
7900 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY
 
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
417873500
951 E Lewis & Clark Pkwy #100
Clarksville, IN
 
Biff''S Gun World
(502) 937-1996
12706 Dixie Highway Vall
Louisville, KY
 
Bnj Firearms
859654333
Richwood Flea Mkt 10915 Dixie Hwy
Walton, 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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