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Virginia Arms Company
(703) 368-3949
9760 Center St
Manassas, VA
 
Finn, Thomas John
703361385
9422 Westmoreland Ave
Manassas, VA
 
Kay Enterprises
703361266
7553 Gary Rd
Manassas, VA
 
Fairfax Rod And Gun Club
(703) 368-6333
7039 Signal Hill Road
Manassas, VA
 
Guns & Ammo Warehouse
10981 Nokesville Rd
Manassas, VA
 
Balls Sporting Goods
703330128
10100 Holland Ct
Manassas, VA
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
703257430
10800 Sudley Manor Drive
Manassas, VA
 
Security Associates
703257029
10590 Redoubt Road
Manassas, VA
 
Mueller, Clifford H
703361302
9300 Fairview Ave
Manassas, VA
 
Currys Auto Parts Inc
703369670
9020 Centreville Rd
Manassas, VA
 

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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