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Silver Hill Holding Co. Inc.
(336) 425-3888
1591C Brookford Ind. Rd.
Kernersville, NC
 
S & Genterprise
(336) 475-5325
915 Fisher Ferry St.
Thomasville, NC
 
Archdaleammo & Arms Transfer Dealer $40.00
(336) 434-1522
10831 N. Main Street
High Point, NC
 
Roggio Arsenal
910916392
3614 B Sycamore Dairy Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Vickers Tactical, Inc
910867404
7611 Wilkins Drive
Fayetteville, NC
 
Boles Hardware Co
336368472
Old Hwy 52 N
Pinnacle, NC
 
Southern Public Safety Equipment Co
5223 A West Markt St
Greensboro, NC
 
Tarheel Fish And Game
910323531
2800 - 4 Raeford Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Sharp Armament
919524263
216 Amacord Way
Holly Springs, NC
 
Ds'S Leag Sac
336629322
2094 Pilots View Rd
Asheboro, NC
 

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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