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Al''S Gun& Reel Shop Inc.
(603) 432-2708
5 Linwood Ave.
Derry, NH
 
Lees''S Gun Shop
(603) 425-6528
27 Isabella Drive
Londonderry, NH
 
Coco Guns
72 Raymond rd.
Auburn, NH
 
Interstate Arms Corp
(978) 667-7060
6G Dunham Road
Billerica, MA
 
Lees''S Gun Shop
(603) 425-6528
27 Isabella Drive
Londonderry, NH
 
Great Northern Sports Center Inc.
(603) 432-3742
237 Rockingha
Derry, NH
 
Chester Arms Llc.
(603) 235-4169
298 Harantis Lake Rd.
Chester, NH
 
Wildlifetaxidermy & Sport
(603) 625-9958
2188 Candia Road
Manchester, NH
 
Chester Arms Llc.
(603) 235-4169
298 Harantis Lake Rd.
Chester, NH
 
Riley''Ssport Shop Inc.
(603) 485-9019
1575 Hooksett Road
Hooksett, NH
 

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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