Considering my first Smith & Wesson


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PlayboyPenguin
October 7, 2006, 01:56 PM
I have decided I am not going to find the Ruger Alaskan, The Ruger Redhawk doesn't come in a short enough barrel, and the S&W survival gun is just too much of a novelty to be useful. Therefore, I am considering buying my first ever Smith and Wesson.

I want this as a "carry into the woods" revolver. i am thinking that even though the bigger calibers are cool a .44mag is going to be big enough for most any situation. Plus a hit with a .44mag is better than a flinch and miss with a .500 and I might even get a second shot from a .44mag that I probably would not with the bigger guns.

I am considering the S&W .44mag 629
http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson/upload/images/firearms/170279_large.jpg

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VHinch
October 7, 2006, 02:06 PM
I've always thought that you pretty much can't go wrong with a Smith revolver.

As far as caliber goes, for all practical purposes I believe .44 mag to be enough gun.

PlayboyPenguin
October 7, 2006, 02:11 PM
I am sure it is of the highest quality. Smith has been a reputable name for a long time, but the important part is those rosewood handles sure are pretty. Even though I am allergic to rosewood .:)

Soybomb
October 7, 2006, 02:12 PM
I've thought every s&w I've had, both revolver and semi-automatic was a great gun plus s&w's customer service is the best I can think of in about any business. Looks like a real nice gun, i bet it'd be fun to shoot if I could afford to feed it. :D

The ruger alaskan has always seemed interesting but I'm a little worried about anything that can recoil like the pictures here show http://www.gunblast.com/Ruger-SRHAlaskan454.htm hehe

S&Wfan
October 7, 2006, 09:15 PM
I have decided I am not going to find the Ruger Alaskan, The Ruger Redhawk doesn't come in a short enough barrel, and the S&W survival gun is just too much of a novelty to be useful. Therefore, I am considering buying my first ever Smith and Wesson.

DON'T BE A CRAZY FOOL!

Resist, at all costs, the urge to buy a S&W wheelgun . . . for they are EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE!!!;)

springmom
October 7, 2006, 09:23 PM
Well, you could contact Wildalaska over on TFL, once it comes back up. Bet he has one. And there are Alaskans on the auction sites. Don't know if there are any available on www.galleryofguns.com but you could check.

Myself, there is no way I'm doing .44 mags out of a snubbie. :eek: We're looking at 4" barrel minimum, and I'm holding out for a 9 1/2". That is one serious cartridge and I want as much gun to absorb recoil as I can reasonably manage.

But that's just me.

Springmom

PlayboyPenguin
October 7, 2006, 09:24 PM
springmom,

But I am a big burley he-man type. :)

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