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Wiest, Ricky G
304724644
158 Snapper Ln
Harpers Ferry, WV
 
Second Amendment Shop, The
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149 Gray Squirrel Rd
Harpers Ferry, WV
 
Pearls Pawn Brokers
304728468
18665 Charles Town Rd
Harpers Ferry, WV
 
Himes Store
301834981
1324 Weverton Rd
Knoxville, MD
 
Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co Inc
301834729
223-225 West Potomac St
Brunswick, MD
 
B & C Guns
301432277
2606 Limekiln Road
Sharpsburg, MD
 
R & B Blue Ridge Servic
304725252
1398 Rolling Ln
Harpers Ferry, WV
 
Lanes Gun Shop
301834633
4936 Burkittsville Rd
Knoxville, MD
 
George, Samuel W
301834957
214 Seventh Ave
Brunswick, MD
 
M & T Enterprises
540539841
252 Meadow Brook Ln
Berryville, 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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