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Collectors Coin Gallery Inc, The
781438401
89 B Hancock St
Stoneham, MA
 
Chesapeake Rifle & Pistol Club Inc
(410) 539-4600
4835 Maiden Forest Rd
Baltimore, MD
 
Reed, Russell Andrew
10831 Summit Ave
Woodstock, MD
 
B & C Guns
301432277
2606 Limekiln Road
Sharpsburg, MD
 
Cresap Rifle Club (Linganore Range)
(301) 662-6669
6420 Plant Road
Frederick, MD
 
Synepuxent Rod & Gun Club Inc
(410) 641-1598
7909 Purnell Crossing Rd
Liberty Town, MD
 
Forensic Ballistics Inc
410838715
918 Rock Spring Rd
Bel Air, MD
 
Pheasants Unlimited
301805983
29890 Three Notch Rd
Charlotte Hall, MD
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter #2233
301631080
7400 Guilford Dr
Frederick, MD
 
Elg B Md
301937727
11323 Old Baltimore Pike
Beltsville, MD
 

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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