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Smith & Wesson
Model: 649
Smith & Wesson Revolver 649 .357 Magnum Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:6.56-in Height:No Data
Barrel:2.125-in Weight:23-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor185330
  • Recoil Factor14.61 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity5 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor74%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1986 -
Caliber:.357 Magnum
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:no manual safety
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:Uncle Mike's combat
Sights:serrated ramp front, fixed notch rear
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Gun Value
MSRP:$729.00Used Est:$565.00
Last Update:11/19/2017
About the Gun

Also known as the Bodyguard Stainless, the Model 649 is a stainless steel version of the Model 49 revolver. While the Model 49 was chambered for the .38 Special cartridge, the Model 649 is capable of firing the more powerful .357 Magnum round. Like the Model 49 this gun features a partially shrouded DA/SA hammer.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Alias: .357 Smith & Wesson Magnum
MV: From 1145 to 1542 ft/sec
ME: From 397 to 834 ft-lb
WT: From 110 to 180 grains
About the Cartridge

Smith & Wesson introduced this cartridge for its heavy-frame revolver. Ammunition was developed by Winchester in cooperation with Smith & Wesson. Using a lengthened and strengthened version of the .38 Special case, the .357 Magnum was rapidly accepted by hunters and law enforcement. At the time of its introduction, it was claimed to easily pierce the body panels of automobiles and crack engine blocks. While it has less power than the .44 Magnum, it compares favorably to the 10mm Norma and .45 ACP, but with better armor penetration. Today factories offer over fifty different loadings in this caliber.

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