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Thepowderhorn Outdoor Sports Center
(802) 878-2865
5755 Williston Road
Williston, VT
 
Powderhorn Outdoor Sport Center
(802) 878-2865
5755 Willi
Williston, VT
 
Great Outdoors Of Vermont
(802) 775-9989
219 Woodstock
Rutland, VT
 
Pidgeons Gun Shop
802453210
Us Route 7 3088 Ethan Allen Hwy
New Haven, VT
 
Arms & Ammo
802644282
153 Fox Hill Drive
Jeffersonville, VT
 
Bj''S Hunting & Shooting Supply Inc.
(802) 862-5500
541Industrial Avenue
Williston, VT
 
Midstatesports Inc.
(802) 877-3776
2470 Route 7 F
Ferrisburg, VT
 
Ron Resden Gunsmith
802238276
3545 Fellows Rd
Guildhall, VT
 
Wright''S Sports Shop
(802) 334-1674
48 Communit
Newport, VT
 
Bj''S Hunting & Shooting Supply Inc.
(802) 862-5500
541Industrial Avenue
Williston, VT
 

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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