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The model 29 S&W

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gym, Jul 22, 2013.

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  1. tomrkba

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  2. Sam1911

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    Tom, I didn't do anything special. It just works. Been awesome right from the start. If yours actually WOULDN'T let go of the gun, (rather than just being tight which you can adjust) I'd look for some nub of kydex catching on the trigger guard (or elsewhere) and cut that away. Or send it back, of course.
     
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    Over the years I have had a Mdl. 29 in 4", 6", 6 1/2" in blue, a 4" in bright chrome, and a 629 Mtn Gun. The only ones remaining are the 4" blue gun and the Mtn Gun. Both guns have been used but not abused. I don't shoot full power loads most of the time but rather good 44 specials. A lot more fun. Have I carried it, yes I have. Carried the 6 1/2" in a Dirty Harry shoulder when hunting for a few years and often carry the two 4" guns. The Mtn Gun is the easiest to carry. Lately I have been carrying a 4"- 625 Mtn Gun in 45 Colt.

    For me the Mdl. 29 is classic S&W. In blue and walnut there is no handgun more beautiful. The next closest is a Mdl. 36 J frame in blue and walnut. Two opposites but both classics.
     
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    I bought mine in 1985. A 29-3, 6" model, cost $350 plus 3% sales tax..the good ole days. The gun shoots great, I have hunted with it and use to shoot armadillos some with .44 specials. I'm sure it's one I'll always have..
     
  5. budroe

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    Bought a 4" 629 at the Lakenheath AFB in 1994. Had it fine tuned by an excellent British smith. Best field gun I've ever owned; Looking for a 6" model to go with it!!!
     
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    What's better than a model 29-2? Two 29-2's....
     

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    Bought my 29-2 used in the mid-1980s - Paid $275. No box or papers, but I recently bought a new wood case from S&W just what fer.

    The last person to shoot it was an English visitor in 2008 who quit after the first 6 rounds. :D

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  8. jimmyraythomason

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    I did a side-by-side comparison between a S&W 29-2 p&r with 4" barrel with Pachmayr grips and a Taurus M-44 6" ported barrel with a similar grip. Triggers were identical(close your eyes and you could not tell which was which). Double action was a little smoother with the Smith but single action was a wash. The Smith had a much harsher recoil but was a bit more accurate from a rest. All-in-all,other than reputation(and resale value),one was about as good as the other.
     
  9. whughett

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    I have two. One I shoot on a regular basis, this one has a target style trigger and hammer. T he other is a NAHC commeritive that has never been fired.

    I like revolvers in general and S&W N frame revolvers specificly. Also have a 27
    and a 25. Both also get fired a on a regular basis.
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