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SW Model 29

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by el Godfather, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. black mamba

    black mamba Member

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    629 Classic 6½" with UltraDot 30
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    29-2 4"
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    The Classic is the most consistently accurate revolver I've ever owned, out of probably 3-4 dozen over the years. I simply can't put together a load it won't shoot very well. My favorite whitetail killer. The 4" 29 is used for loads up to about 1100 fps and handles them very well.
     
  2. lionking

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    My 629 I bought new in the late 80's. One of my most accurate handguns using full load magnum rounds. When I do my part with a B-16 target I can put 10 rounds in the 10 ring at 10 yards, 10 rounds within the 9 ring at 15 yards, 10 rounds within the 6 ring at 25 yards. I have more than 500 rounds put through it but less than a 1000 rounds so far since buying it.

    I might get a 4 inch in the future also.
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  3. Armybrat

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    Gave my 29-2 to my oldest son for Christmas several years ago.
    just have my computer wallpaper pic now...
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  4. Armorer 101

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    I have owned quite a few N frame guns over the years. I like the 6” for target, but the 4” hands down for carry. I also wear a cross draw holster and Packmeyer Signature large grips, I have big hands. Usually I carry a Smith under my jacket when hunting, I carry my rifle in my right hand. They are better with mid-range loads than max loads, unless you can find an X model.
     
  5. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    What holster do you guys use to carry 4” 29?
     
  6. bangswitch

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    What dash series is it?. I'd love to have a 4" M29 as a companion piece to my 6" version. Got any pictures, would love to see an engraved model.

    I suppose if you work at it, it would be concealable, but a M29 isn't my idea of a concealed carry regardless of barrel length. "Pardon me, sir, is that a M29 you're carrying, or are you just excited to see us?":what:.

    My M29-2:
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  7. GBExpat

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    OK. :)
     
  8. shoebox1.1

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    I just strapped up my 5 inch gp100 for its first CCW outing! Juuust covered up by my vest! At one point walking around scheels I forgot it was there for a minute lol. Big N frames goin’ shoulder rig for me if I had one.
     
  9. el Godfather

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    0EB262AB-9844-454B-9481-DD4C4E621BB5.jpeg This one in particular.
     
  10. sarge83

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    I have a 4 inch blued Model 29, no dash with target grips that has a story behind it. My wife's mom essentially walked out of her life and her grandmother, dad, step mom and another little old lady helped raise her. This little old lady lived next to them and her husband was a cop in a small town from the 1940's to the 1970's. The story I got was he bought this Model 29 when they hit the market immediately and had it sent to gunsmith in Oklahoma, I cannot remember the name of the gunsmith but essentially he slicked it up as the little old lady told me and he did it has a crisp single action trigger and the double action is smooth as silk.

    Her husband carried this piece from the 1950's until her retired in the early 1970's and from what I have gathered used it in some gunfights along the way killing one suspect and wounding others. He passed away and his partner in the department that he trained bought the Model 29 from the little old lady and his partner was my uncle. I ended up marrying the little girl this lady helped raise and we had kids and my oldest son loved to stay with this little old lady in the summers when there was no school, they were best buddies.

    This little lady passed away about 12 years ago. My uncle came to me about five years ago before he passed and asked me if I would like to buy the Model 29 from him and I did and put it in the safe. Now my oldest son who stayed with the little old lady who's husband was a cop and carried the Model 29 is a rookie cop so he's getting the Model 29 and her husbands dressed uniform night stick which she had given me. I think she would he very happy knowing her little man had her husbands sidearm and night stick.
     
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