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Gunsupply Of Racine
(262) 639-2697
5417 Douglas Avenue
Racine, WI
 
Jalensky''S Sports Centers
262-554-1051, 262-654-2260
8700 Durand Ave
Sturtevant, WI
 
Jalensky''S Sport Center, Inc.
(414) 654-2260
5307 Green Bay Road
Kenosha, WI
 
Somarenterprises
(262) 679-1460
W191 S 7691 Racine Ave
Muskego, WI
 
Paul Auction Company Inc
262338303
N131 Hwy S
Kewaskum, WI
 
Theshooters Sports Center Inc.
(262) 681-1040
4900 6 Mile Road
Racine, WI
 
Mastermen Sports
(262) 652-8632
5219 88th Ave
Kenosha, WI
 
Theoutdoorsman Sport Shop
(847) 746-1331
221 Sheridan Road
Winthrop Harbor, IL
 
St.Croix Outdoors
(715) 483-9515
1298 198th St
Saint Croix Falls, WI
 
Bill'S Trading Post
262673435
7249 Pond Rd
Hartford, WI
 

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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