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Ila Associates
(610) 692-4110
105 Westtown Rd Store F
West Chester, PA
 
Jones Sporting Goods
610789543
#409,1125 West Chester Pike
Havertown, PA
 
Andrewson, John Joseph
610446094
2300 Grasslyn Ave
Havertown, PA
 
Old Odd & Otherwise Antique
610583552
1040 Lincoln Ave
Prospect Park, PA
 
Todd, Dennis A
610543730
239 Baltimore Pike
Springfield, PA
 
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610416926
67 S Newton St Rd
Newton Square, PA
 
Mac Collectors & Repairs
610461454
536 Sycamore Ave
Folsom, PA
 
Mummert, Mark
68 W Eagle Rd
Havertown, PA
 
Grassia, Anthony P
610284122
206 Patricia Ln
Aldan, PA
 
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610237164
225 E Winona Avenue
Norwood, PA
 

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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