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Joseph`s Gun Dealers Inc
(860) 223-3013
363 South Main Street
New Britain, CT
 
Wilkes, David M
860832871
100 Burritt Street
New Britain, CT
 
Newington Gun Exchange
(860) 667-2658
210 Market Square
Newington, CT
 
Newington Gun Exchange
(860)667-2658/(860)666-5881
210 Market Square
Newington, CT
 
Cote Guns
(860) 675-1155
45 Main Street
Farmington, CT
 
Galazan Guns
860225658
100 Burritt Street
New Britain, CT
 
Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co
860225658
100 Burritt Street
New Britain, CT
 
Hoffman''S Gun Center
(860) 666-8827
2585 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT
 
Hoffman`s Gun Center
(860) 666-8827
2585 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT
 
Master Arms Unlimited Llc
860747258
13 Grace Ave
Plainville, CT
 

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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