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Dd Sales
309697344
4809 W Middle Rd
Peoria, IL
 
Select Firearms
309685076
4206 N Ashton
Peoria, IL
 
Kemp, Hylee F
309682729
4310 N Voss Ave
Peoria Heights, IL
 
Ben'S Firearms
309699079
213 Caroline St
Creve Coeur, IL
 
Pgs
309370367
82 1/2 S Riverview Dr
East Peoria, IL
 
R & J'S Northside Pawn
309673227
1215 Northeast Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL
 
Heights Gun & Hunter Supply
(309) 686-0312
1313 East Seiberling Avenue
Peoria Heights, IL
 
Patterson, Jason Allen
309303065
5121 N Ogden
Peoria Heights, IL
 
J & D Specialty Goods
309673723
124 N Kickapoo Terr
Peoria, IL
 
Roth, James N
309266678
161 Roth Auction Rd
East Peoria, IL
 

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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