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Pack & Postal Center
978368091
210 Mill St
Lancaster, MA
 
Stewarts Custom Gunsmithing
724898157
104 Oakhill Rd
Valencia, PA
 
Sauers Trading
(570) 322-4810
1100 W Southern Ave
South Williamsport, PA
 
Kmart #4936
724430016
99 Matthews Dr
Uniontown, PA
 
Wolfe'S Gunsmithing Llc
717438350
112 Cherry Valley Road
Millerstown, PA
 
Memories Sportsman Shop
702 Main St
Sharpsburg, PA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(570) 546-2625
300 Lycoming Mall Cir, #300
Muncy, PA
 
Willard'S
570322425
825 Westminister Dr
Williamsport, PA
 
Taylor, Jon
610847534
147 Bunker Hill Rd
Ottsville, PA
 
Quick'S Quality Firearms Services
570204550
235 Mccracken Rd
Danville, PA
 

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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