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Leven Gun Works, Inc.
(417) 833-6605
3760 W. Farm Road 92
Springfield, MO
 
Arms &Ammo
(417) 751-2457
8408 N. Hwy. V
Ash Grove, MO
 
Binkley, James Lee
573498352
170 Spring Garden Rd
Olean, MO
 
Ez Pawn
417532828
1687 S Jefferson
Lebanon, MO
 
Denny''Sguns Ltd
(816) 221-9117
2001 Clay N.
Kansas City, MO
 
E.D.I.
(417) 889-4867
5337 S. Campbell Suite E
Springfield, MO
 
This And That
573435627
1050 Broadway St
Edgar Springs, MO
 
My Repair Shop Llc
573341342
12560 Co Rd 7060
Rolla, MO
 
Ryback, David Edward
573452371
21650 Laramie Rd
Saint Robert, MO
 
Twelve Mile Traders
573783379
8655 Hwy 67
Fredericktown, MO
 

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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