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Smith & Wesson Model 686SSR Vallejo CA

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Darin`s Gun Exchange
(707) 255-5166
950 Randolph Street
Napa, CA
 
Old West Gun Room Inc
(510) 525-5329
3509 Carlson Boulevard
El Cerrito, CA
 
Sierra Gun Smith Services
(925) 939-3646
3087 North Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA
 
J & G Gunsmithing Inc
(916) 786-9200
625 Vernon Street
Roseville, CA
 
Parents Arms & Police Supply
502 N Addy
Fresno, CA
 
Last Gun Shop
(707) 265-9396
1537 West Imola Avenue
Napa, CA
 
Diablo Valley Gun Works
(925) 676-4117
69 Doray Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Fountain, James Matthew
213300399
50305 Amber Ridge Road
Hinkley, CA
 
J & D Guns & Ammo
(419) 738-4492
50406 Jolon Road
King City, CA
 
Defensive Firearms Training Inc
559292580
2598 N Miami Ave
Fresno, 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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