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Old 05-14-2010, 05:48 AM   #1
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Smith & Wesson Model 29 or Ruger Redhawk in .44 mag. Which you you choose and why?

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Old 05-14-2010, 06:44 AM   #2
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I love Rugers. I think they're solid and give good value for the $. If I were facing this choice I would buy the Smith in a minute. Reason? I find the Redhawk to be a heavy, clunky, graceless piece of iron. And don't even get me started on Super Redhawks. Yes, I'm sure a Redhawk will outlast a Smith, but I think a new Smith will outlast me. Back in the late 70s, 80s, Smith was having some quality issues and would soon shoot out of time with heavy loads. A believe they rectified that situation in the late 80s, early 90s and as far as I know that situation hasn't re-reared it's ugly head. The 629 is a graceful and elegant firearm. Nice to look at, lovely to hold. I myself am well content with my Ruger Bisley. Not beautiful, not elegant, slightly lighter than a Redhawk, comfortable and accurate.

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Unless you're planning on dragging it through the swamps or dropping it off a mountain, get the 29. It is just one of the all time classic revolver designs.

Then you can stand in the mirror and practice your "I know what your thinking..." speech.

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I'm sorry but that's like asking Ford or Chevy. Personally I like S&W but I own a Ruger and regularly shoot my dad's. I like the Smith looks, fit and finish, trigger and to me they just feel nicer in my hand. Both companies make a great gun.
Ruger is known to be a little tougher and Smith usually has a better trigger. For what it's worth, I wouldn't trade my 629.

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I'm sorry but that's like asking Ford or Chevy. Personally I like S&W but I own a Ruger and regularly shoot my dad's. I like the Smith looks, fit and finish, trigger and to me they just feel nicer in my hand. Both companies make a great gun.
Ruger is known to be a little tougher and Smith usually has a better trigger. For what it's worth, I wouldn't trade my 629.
Indeed, I own both and concur to what he said.

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Both are outstanding revolvers. Get them both.

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An old shooter I know used the analogy of the Smith being a fine sports car and the Ruger being a Dodge Ram pick-up. Both have their strong points and both have certain attributes that make them unique.

Any Smith is just simply a pleasure to shoot, accurate as hell and beautiful as can possibly be.

The Ruger Redhawk is a solid tank, up to any grueling task and extremely reliable.

Both guns are magnificent in their own ways. Both guns are also very good shooters. I tend to use my Rugers more, because it doesn't ruin my day when they come down with a scratch or two. My Smiths get shot almost as much as the Rugers, but don't get carried as much.

Do yourself a favor and GET BOTH!

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Nuff said!
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I'm S&W when it comes to revolvers, then again my next purchase will be a Ruger LCR. Different tools for different jobs. Two great options got to love the country we live in where this is such a tough choice!

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S & W has a better trigger pull. Ruger can handle higher power. S & W has a higher re-sale value. Rugers are well made, S&W's are well made.

I couldn't decide, so I bought both. End of problem.

"IF" I was desperate for money and I had to sell of one of my (many) 44's... I think I'd have to sell a... KIDNEY first!

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