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Smith & Wesson Model 686SSR Poughkeepsie NY

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Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
845297476
2001 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
R & R Auto Machine
845454750
8 N Clinton St
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Mikes
914485780
784 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
East Coast Firearms Supplies
845452819
778 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
W F B J Diversity
845532280
8 Bethlehem Place
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
B & B Sports
845849168
548 Salt Point Tpke
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Mtc
845463279
641 Sheafe Rd,Ste A
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Evask, William J
845471773
9 Brett Pl
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
The Firing Line
845485317
37 Alden Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
S & M Systems
845473200
2 Sedgewick Rd
Poughkeepsie, 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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