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Frontier Gun Shop
(520) 325-9880
3156 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ
 
Rich`s Gun Room
(520) 318-1010
5225 East Pima Street
Tucson, AZ
 
Magnum Power Products
480205219
16701 E Laser
Fountain Hills, AZ
 
Van Horn Barrels
(480) 892-9630
1302 East Rawhide
Gilbert, AZ
 
Pioneer Village Gun Shop
928474391
1117 North Beeline Hwy
Payson, AZ
 
Murphy`s Guns and Gunsmithing
(520) 881-7074
3235 North Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ
 
Holehan`s Custom Gunsmithing
(520) 745-0622
5758 East 34th Street
Tucson, AZ
 
Joeken Firearms
928289642
410 East 2Nd St
Winslow, AZ
 
Mikes Guns
480983644
3377 N Nodak Rd
Apache Junction, AZ
 
Chandler Gun Shop
(480) 963-5980
691 N Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ
 

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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