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Island Machine Inc
518561030
22 Guy Way
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Gander Mountain #255
518566610
Champlain Place Center 60 Smithfield Blvd
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Vann'S Guns & Reloads
(800) 273-8739
246 Bradford Rd
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(518) 562-1121
60 Smithfield Blvd
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Don Jerry X-Plo Inc
518561781
1080 Military Turnpike #1
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Velie Builders
518643899
106 Rock Rd
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Old Lantern Gun Shop
518563603
3925 Rt 9
Plattsburgh, NY
 
O'Connell, Daniel G
518561276
1 Eastgate
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Kmart #7044
518561890
459 State Rt 3-010
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Ayer'S Arms
518846832
166 Dunn Rd
W Chazy, 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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