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View Poll Results: Which 44 Magnum Snubbie?
S&W Performance Center Model 629 11 34.38%
S&W Talo Edition Model 629 6 18.75%
3" Ruger Redhawk Alaskan 13 40.63%
The something else option, but what? 2 6.25%
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:00 PM   #21
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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
No argument about the 329. I bought mine about a year ago, and it's by far the lightest 44Mag I have ever seen. Its very tame with 44 Specials and fun to shoot. However, if you put Magnums in it the fun is over, Unless someone else is shooting it. I did put 500 Magnum grips on my 329PD and they do help, but it's still brutal. I wouldn't sell or trade this revolver for anything. It's a beast, and I love it!
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Could'nt agree more, good revolver to shoot those little 10lb porkers ya'll have out there. (Just a little Big Texas Humor thats all). Try some of those 300g FNGC for a real blast. I'll send you some pics later. Ct

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Here's my Range Report with some 300 grain penetrator Corbon loads, they weren't that bad, just a little snappier that the 240 XTP Fiocchi loads (which were great to shoot).

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f66/range-report-s-w-629-3-barrel-deluxe-talo-edition-31425/

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S&W 3" Talo is my vote.
I'm looking for a 4" or 5" classic of the 629 (one preferrably with the firing pin on the hammer)
I like the Ruger Alaskan would be my second choice.
The Performance Center guns from S&W are pretty pricey but I wouldnt mind being gifted one

The something else option would be Taurus probably, but since everything has porting and a double cylinder release, I havent picked one up.

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I got a great carry holster for my new wheelie. A Desantis Thumb Break Scabbard for a 4" 629 that I had a custom leather worker in my area remove the extra inch of holster and the thumb strap. I had him leave enough of the thumb break to protect the hammer.

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I got a great carry holster for my new wheelie. A Desantis Thumb Break Scabbard for a 4" 629 that I had a custom leather worker in my area remove the extra inch of holster and the thumb strap. I had him leave enough od the thumb break to protect the hammer.

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That is awesome. I like the wood grips. What dash number is your 629?
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That is awesome. I like the wood grips. What dash number is your 629?
Thanks, and its a 629-9.

Could somebody fill me in on the differences in what the dash numbers mean for a 629?

I know that they are slight alterations on the weapon but what are the alterations.
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Thanks, and its a 629-9.

Could somebody fill me in on the differences in what the dash numbers mean for a 629?

I know that they are slight alterations on the weapon but what are the alterations.
Version Numbers.

Your -9 is the 9th generation of the X29 series revolvers.

The first number is the type of frame material. IE: 6 is STAINLESS STEEL, the next two numbers are style/caliber IE:29 (44 Magnum), then the dash number the generation.
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The first number is the type of frame material. IE: 6 is STAINLESS STEEL, the next two numbers are style/caliber IE:29 (44 Magnum), then the dash number the generation
Thanks, Mark F. I actually knew that the 6 meant staniless and what the 29 meant. But what does the -9 mean?

I have a 19-4 and the -4 means that they changed the gas ring from yoke to cylinder. That made it it slightly easier to clean if there was heavy leading, but basically it was a cost-cutting measure.

What does the -9 specifically mean, I can't find it on the anywhere.
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