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J+S Sporting Goods
(360) 888-7932
3430 Dartmouth Dr. Ol
Lacey, WA
 
Spencerlake Firearms
(360) 426-5156
470 E. Clay Road
Shelton, WA
 
One Shot Firearms & Accessories
201 South Chelan
Wenatchee, WA
 
Le Wilson Inc
509782132
404 Pioneer Ave
Cashmere, WA
 
Bi-Mart #642
509884114
780 Grant Rd
East Wenatchee, WA
 
Steve''Smunitions
(360) 426-6869
871 E Mikkelsen Rd
Shelton, WA
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(425) 271-6900
508 S 3
Renton, WA
 
Double Jdh Supply
360907982
12911 Ne 189Th St #B
Batttleground, WA
 
J+S Sporting Goods
(360) 888-7932
3430 Dartmouth Dr. Ol
Lacey, WA
 
Kesselring Gun Shop
(360) 724-3113
4024 Old Highway 99 N.
Burlington, WA
 

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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