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Double Jdh Supply
360907982
12911 Ne 189Th St #B
Batttleground, WA
 
Keith''S Sporting Goods, Inc
(503) 492-6999
1595 E Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR
 
Greater Wenatchee Rod & Gun Club
233 E Gibson
Chelan, WA
 
Trading Post Of Bellingham, Llctransfer Dealer
(360) 398-2469
5655 Guide Meridian
Bellingham, WA
 
Spies, Guy E
509669742
304 Chapel St
Cashmere, WA
 
Beaver Creek Armory
(503) 481-4848
2020 Aloclek Dr Ste 118 H
Portland, OR
 
Gun Zone - Military Small Arms
(503) 889-6298
16013 SE Egert Ridge Rd.
Clackamas, OR
 
Orc Mastiffs
360793978
16114 May Creek Rd
Gold Bar, WA
 
Kellys Hardware Inc
509682281
128 E Woodin Ave
Chelan, WA
 
Manchester''S
(360) 425-1131
750 Vandercook Way
Longview, WA
 

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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