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Def-Tech Ltd
919859529
5 W Hargett St #401
Raleigh, NC
 
Eagle 1 Law Enforcement Supply Inc
4410 Craftman Dr
Raleigh, NC
 
Friendship Jewelry & Loan
919212007
3110-110 Newbern Ave
Raleigh, NC
 
Plaza West Jewelry & Loan Inc
919859332
133 Jones Franklin Rd
Raleigh, NC
 
Barrington, Jay Franklin Jr
919539609
512 Emerywood Dr
Raleigh, NC
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
919806515
8021 Brier Creek Parkway 100
Raleigh, NC
 
American Gold Exchange & Pawn
919231643
3404 Poole Rd
Raleigh, NC
 
S & D Firearms
919369098
3801B Auburn Knightdale Rd
Raleigh, NC
 
Custom Gunsmithing
919848144
2305 Hovis Ct
Raleigh, NC
 
Carolina Outdoor Sportsman Inc
919676679
9650 Strickland Rd #149
Raleigh, NC
 

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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