Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by TanklessPro, Dec 8, 2013.
Featured with Hogue grips and Buffalo Bore 200 grain hardcast wadcutters, but currently using the OEM Unce Mike's rubber grips and Corbon 200 grain DPX TAC-XP copper hollowpoints.
I really like the 629!
Big Bore Snub
I used to own a 1917 S&W, that I got in trade from a friend, who had the original gun altered by bobbing the hammer, and cutting the barrel to 3". It was some bad gun, but I got tired of lugging it around, with 6 .45ACP, which made it VERY HEAVY ! I refuse to reveal what gun I traded it for ! :banghead:
This gun is an Austin Behlert customized S&W 25-2 .45ACP revolver, the finish is Armoloy hard chrome-
If you needed big bore pocket power back when .38s ruled the snubby roost, Mag-na-port offered a custom Charter Arms Bulldog .44spl called the "BackPacker". They built 250 of them in the late '70s, mine is number 128-
I like that!
I traded into mine for a zasteva ez9 And 4 mags I was into for $375 or so if I remember right. The former owner paid $550 I think.
Very specialised revolvers for special tasks! They won;t do for everyone but the guy who needs one really needs it!
Recoil and muzzleblast must be abusive as hell but like I said thes are special purpose guns.
Funny how Colt addressed the problem WAAAAY back with the "Thunderer"! and Shopkeeper!
Hauling long barreled BP revolvers around mase me very aware of big OAL and holstering considerations.
Intresting topic to think over!
Big Bore Snubie
Smaller "big" gun, and BIG hole ! Works for me !
I don't currently own a big-bore snubby, but based on the ones I've shot, they are not bad.
Typical large bore SD rounds like .45acp and .44spl have relatively low pressures so they tend not to be quite as abusive to the shooter as one might expect. They also have the oft described "push" rather than a "kick" to their recoil.
Now, load up with a .44 magnum, or a "ruger only" .45LC load and it could be a different story.
ooops, forgot the pic!
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