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View Poll Results: Which 44 Magnum Snubbie?
S&W Performance Center Model 629 11 33.33%
S&W Talo Edition Model 629 6 18.18%
3" Ruger Redhawk Alaskan 14 42.42%
The something else option, but what? 2 6.06%
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:40 AM   #11
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Catfish, the recoil is not bad with the scandium model?
To hell it isn't... I own & carry a S&W 329PD. With any Magnum load, it gets down-right brutal after the second shot. And I have a S&W 500 grip on it.
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S&W 500 ES Bear Survival Kit
2 5/8" Snubbie

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If I could afford it I'd have a Ruger Alaskan. Every few days I go to the Ruger website and just stare at it.

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The Ruger Alaskan is quite enjoyable to shoot as compared to the S&W 329PD. But the major difference is the 329PD is so light, you don't even know you are carrying it.

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The only 357 magnum to me is the Ruger Security Six!!

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Sorry guys, this time I guess I didn't take the advice as well as when you guys convinced me to buy the XDm 45 (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f15/i-got-itch-again-26434/). It has been great so far.

I bought the the S&W 629 Talo Deluxe 3" model because I found one NIB for $689 and I couldn't pass it up. The shop is in a different state but has 8 of them and is trying to unload them. It should be here by Friday. I post pics and a range report when I get and shoot it.

Thanks again for the advice.

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Congrats.

I voted for the 629, but after hearing the grip argument I feel it is probably the best compromise and for that price the beauty of the Smith would be worth the extra buck.

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I just picked it up!!

S&W m629-9 Deluxe Talo Edition (it says number 119 of 300)
I am going to the range on Monday to give it a whirl.

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WOW!

That is one beautiful gun. Congratulations on the new addition.

I'm sure you'll enjoy it for the rest of your life.

Please let us know how it shoots!
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I own a 25+ year old 629-1 and a 329. The 629 were called Lew Horton specials back then, mine was actually listed as a 44 Special on the SW box. Even with short barrel it shoots sweet but tends to get a little heavy as a carry piece. Looks very bad from the wrong end with those hollow points! Ordered the 329 before they were available and had to wait six months for delivery. Use Cor Bon 200g Specials and it is reasonable to shoot. 240g @ 1100+ and it gets responsive very fast. Most shooting was 24 rounds at one range stop. Use this thing as my Pig Poker backup, 310g wide nose flat base gas check @ 975fps! Awesome recoil but very accurate. Shot one to chrono one day, shot the other two for accuracy couple days later. The 50 rounds I loaded will last a long time. I think the 10mm Scandium would be wiser for most folks. Great gun , won't ever get rid of mine, just beware of the bark. Great for carry and trail gun, most people think it's a toy when they handle it. Sweet trigger pull too! Ct

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