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Hiller Sports
(203) 857-3474
140 Water Street
Norwalk, CT
 
Forest & Field Outdoorspecialties Inc.
(203) 847-0274
4 New Canaan Avenue
Norwalk, CT
 
Bobs Gun Exchange
(203) 655-4480
429 Post Rd.
Darien, CT
 
Hansen & Company
(203) 259-7337
244 Old Post Rd.
Southport, CT
 
Gunsmithing Limited
(203) 254-0436
57 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT
 
Shooting Sports Limited Indoor
(203) 847-2767
4 New Canaan Ave.
Norwalk, CT
 
Bob`s Gun Exchange
(203) 655-4480
429 Post Road
Darien, CT
 
Stamford Archery & Firearms Ll
(203) 348-2221
379 Shippan Ave.
Stamford, CT
 
Gunsmithing Ltd
(203) 254-0436
3 Lacey Pl.
Southport, CT
 
Jkb Daira Inc
914764445
76 Eastwoods Rd
Pound Ridge, NY
 

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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