In the world of wheel guns, the word legendary comes to mind when talking about the Smith & Wesson 629 Performance Center 44 Magnum. Mention 44 Magnum to my sister and she immediately starts to quote detective Callahan from the movie Dirty Harry. For wheel gun fanatics mention 44 Magnum and we think Elmer Keith and Smith and Wesson Performance Center. Though Elmer Keith is regarded as the father of the 44 Magnum, Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry made it famous.
Table Top Review
Physically, the Smith & Wesson Model 629 snub nose makes a nice carry firearm. It’s only 7 in long overall but weighs in at a hefty 39.6 ounces. Does this make the snubbie to heavy for concealed carry? The way to combat weight is a solid holster and a good quality belt. With the proper setup, this could be one of the best and most versatile CCW revolvers for protection against 2 legged and 4 legged predators. The trigger is neither to heavy or to light but is smooth as glass. The Double Action trigger pull comes in at 9lbs and the single action tops out at 3 1/2 pounds.
In evaluating this revolver I felt the only thing that really needed improving was the rear sight. With this being an Urban and Woods carry revolver capable of shutting down any encounter with two or four-legged predators something more robust than the thin rear blade of the Smith and Wesson was needed. I set out to resolve this potential issue by changing out the rear sight with something a bit more heavy duty. After a long search, I came across DLSports.com and after exchanging a few emails I had what I believe to be a resolution to my problem.
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