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High Country Guns Knives & Pawn
(928) 445-7704
555 White Spar Road Suite A
Prescott, AZ
 
Prescott Valley Guns
(928) 772-7705
8620 East State Route 69
Prescott Valley, AZ
 
S & W Gunsmithing
(623) 486-5040
6750 West Olive Avenue Suite 108
Peoria, AZ
 
Cactus Tactical
(877) 922-2887
15681 N Cave Creek Rd #8
Phoenix, AZ
 
Pawn World
(928) 753-3700
201 E Beale St.
Kingman, AZ
 
American Gunshop Inc
(928) 776-1873
122 Grove Avenue
Prescott, AZ
 
Mazy`s Custom Gunsmithing
(928) 636-1262
396 West Road 3 North
Chino Valley, AZ
 
Ernie'S Class Iii Weapons
928300400
355 Dealers Choice Ln
Payson, AZ
 
All G'S High Country Firearms
928535364
3376 Panorama Dr
Heber, AZ
 
Cavalry Arms
(480) 833-9685
723 W. Commerce Ste A
Gilbert, AZ
 

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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