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mesinge2 08-28-2010 08:25 PM

Which 44 magnum snubbie?
I have wanted a 44 magnum snubbie for the longest time. I have a S&W 29 with a 8 3/8", and Ruger Redhawk with a 7.5" and I would love one I could actually conceal. Sometimes I carry the Redhawk concealed (difficultly I might add), so I know I can conceal a large frame snubbie.

I don't want some scandium lightweight handbreaker so I am looking at all steel models. I am torn between the S&W 629 2 5/8" Performance Center model, the S&W 629 Talo Deluxe 3" model, or a Ruger Redhawk Alaskan with a 2.5" barrel. I honestly can't decide between these three.

I would like to add that I would want full-sized wood grips like on the talo for what ever model I do choose. So, if for example the Ruger has no wood grip alternative it might DQ it. I just like wood grips.

S&W 629 2 5/8" Performance Center
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S&W 629 Talo Deluxe 3"

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2.5" Ruger Redhawk Alaskan
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canebrake 08-28-2010 09:56 PM

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The something else option, GO BIG OR STAY HOME!

.460 S&W Magnum:

mesinge2 08-28-2010 11:21 PM

I like the top .460, but I don't want to invest in yet another caliber. I have sooo many already.

I have numerous pieces in: .22 long, .22 LR, .22 WMR, .32 H&R mag, .32 acp, .38 S&W, .38 Short colt, .38 SPL, .380, 9x18, 9x19, 9x21, .357 mag, .357 max, .45 Colt, .45 acp, 44 mag, .410 GA, 12GA, .308, and finally 7.62 by both 39 and 54.

And I try to shoot them all. I usually negelect the 9x21 and the .357 max the most, however.

Rick1967 08-28-2010 11:38 PM

I have the 4 inch 629. I carry it once in a while. I like it a lot. I imagine a 2 1/2 barrel would be pretty nice.

RetiredLEO 08-29-2010 02:29 AM

I prefer theTalo,, the grips are longer with gives better handling of the wepon. Good luck..

diggsbakes 08-29-2010 08:54 AM

Alaskan or Performance center, you can't go wrong!

spittinfire 08-29-2010 10:51 AM

You don't want the 500, cane?


Catfish 08-29-2010 07:39 PM

I presonaly carry a .329 PD with a 4 in. barrel and find it no problem to handle with rubber grips and heavy loads. But, if your not wanting that, I don`t think you`ll go wrong with any of the 3 you have listed.

mesinge2 08-29-2010 07:56 PM

Catfish, the recoil is not bad with the scandium model?

CHLChris 08-29-2010 09:05 PM

Cane, no matter the platform, you always have a great example. I bet you've always brought the prettiest date to any party, the one that made every woman say to her man, "Are you going to look at her all night?"

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