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King Kustom Machining
661268185
33561 1/2 Aqua Dulce Cn Rd
Saugus, CA
 
Richards Microfit Gunstocks
(818) 767-6097
8331 San Fernando Road
Sun Valley, CA
 
White Knights Weapons & Security Systems Broker
559673349
6858 Hwy 145
Madera, CA
 
Danforth Gunsmithing
(951)343-7765 , (909)343-1621
7101 Jurupa Avenue Suite 34
Riverside, CA
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods #292
310536061
1106 East Prosperity Ave
Tulare, CA
 
Oaktree Gun Club LLC
(661) 259-7441
23121 Coltrane Avenue
Newhall, CA
 
Dean Wilkerson Gunsmithing
(818) 988-7266
15735 Strathern Street Suite 5
Van Nuys, CA
 
Cain, David Raymond
11550 17Th Ave
Lemoore, CA
 
Jensen Hansen Enterprises
559432540
5132 N Palm Ave #61
Fresno, CA
 
High Sierra Firearms
30009 Road 196
Exeter, CA
 

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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