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Smith & Wesson Model 629 Classic

Variant 2 of 4

Type:Revolver
Produced:1990 -
Caliber:.44 Rem Mag
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:
Cylinder:6-round
Frame:stainless steel
Grips:Hogue rubber
Sights:red ramp front, adjustable rear
Notes:
Barrel Length:6.5 in.
Overall Length:12 in.
Height:No Data
Width:No Data
Weight:49.5 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Smith & Wesson800-331-0852
2100 Roosevelt AvenueWebsite:
Springfield MA 01104www.smith-wesson.com
Importer:Phone Number:
Website:
MSRP:$989
Used Est.:$625
Last Update: 9/3/2014

Caliber:.44 Remington Magnum
Alias:N/A
Muzzle Velocities - from1180to1700ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from741to1219ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from180to300gr

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Ranking Factors
Power Factor:353685- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:20.59 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:6 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Concealability:Very Poor
Defense Factor:56%

About the Handgun:
The Model 629 (44 Magnum Stainless) is a stainless steel version of the 'N'-frame Model 29 revolver. Offered in various barrel lengths and sight options. The Performance Center Hunter series features a picatinny rail and an optional matte black finish.
About the Manufacturer:
This company began in 1852 when Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson entered a gunmaking partnership in Norwich Connecticut. In 1857 they produced the first metallic cartridge breech-loading revolver. Their first double-action revolver was produced in 1880. In 1964 the company passed from Wesson family control, and subsequently several conglomerates took control of it. From 1987 to 2001 Tomkins PLC, a British company, owned Smith & Wesson. In March 2000 Smith & Wesson signed an agreement with the Clinton Administration in order to avoid lawsuits. This agreement was not at all liked by the gun owning public and boycotts and floods of used S&W firearms in the market nearly ruined the company. On May 11, 2001, Saf-T-Hammer Corporation acquired Smith & Wesson Corp. from Tomkins PLC for a fraction of what Tomkins originally paid. The new company, Smith and Wesson Holding Corporation, publicly renounced the Clinton agreement which was received positively by the firearms community.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was developed by Smith & Wesson and Remington, and was introduced for a new heavy-frame 44 Magnum revolver. Today Ruger, Colt, Smith & Wesson and others make revolvers for this cartridge. This is a high powered pistol cartridge designed primarily for hunting. The .44 Magnum offers less power than .50 AE and .454 Casull, but much more than .357 Magnum.
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