#SundayGunday: Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 629

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posted on November 19, 2017

What gun guy has not heard of the Smith & Wesson Model 29? The Model 29 is synonymous with the .44 Magnum, likely due in part to its role in the 1971 motion picture “Dirty Harry.” For decades, the .44 Magnum was the most powerful handgun cartridge in the world. Today, it still enjoys a fine reputation for accuracy. The Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 629 originates from Smith’s famous large-frame Model 29, but includes a multitude of custom features and upgrades. Whether you’re a hunter searching for a sidearm to carry in the woods, a homeowner searching for a revolver for home defense or a handgun enthusiast who likes to collect fine examples of classic American arms, you’d be hard pressed to fill your hands with anything better than the Performance Center Model 629 in .44 Magnum. Learn more about it with the video embedded above, hosted by American Hunter Editor in Chief J. Scott Olmsted.

Technical Specifications

Type: double-action revolver
Caliber: .44 Magnum, .44 S&W Special
Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel: 2.625″
Sights: adjustable rear notch with white outline, fixed front dovetailed red ramp
Grip: wood
Metal Finish: bead-blasted stainless steel
Overall Length: 7.6
Weight: 37.5 ozs.
MSRP: $1,079

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