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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by DARKSHADOW, Sep 27, 2012.
Which gun did Harry carry in the Dirty Harry movie?
Actually, I much prefer the 4.25" v-comp. i do not like the comp, so I took it off and put the shorter shroud/crown protector on. It is a very handy field revolver, and quite a nice/stout shooter, with the ball/detent lockup on the front of the cylinder/yoke/crane. There were some 5 inch versions made, but not many.
I prefer the 4", or actually 4.25" version, though it will not fit any 4" holsters. So you have to either use a 5 inch or go custom.
I kind of like the longer barrel, but in .41 mag,
I like the Nickled -1 and the 629 in a 4" for the belt
But I got a deal on a blued 6" that I couldn't pass up. It might just become the "fun at the rage" DA .44"
I've got a couple of those.
Thank you for the replies so far guy's.
Well i didn't offer much advice, so I'll make up for that now.
I think the caliber is great for a handloader and IMO most of the factory loads are a bit more than is really practically needed. I find a 240 gn or better at 1,100 to 1,200 fps will take anything in Oregon as far as I feel comfortable pointing a pistol at it. That is why I have stuck to the more "standard" models. I find them to be just fine with the handloads I use. Saves more money for more lead and powder too.
My understanding was that he carried the 8 3/8. All though in some of the shots it looked like a 6".
It was both. They used both barrel lengths in the Dirty Harry movies.
For some of us, the pre-lock is the only 629 that will be acceptable. I'm in that camp. From a collector's point of view, the pre-lock Smiths will always hold a higher value, and will be more desirable.
This is not to say newer Smiths are not good revolvers.......it's a personal preference many of us hold.
My 629-2 is a pretty stiff recoiler with 300g cast bullets.......but, a handy packable woods gun that can stop big bears with a bad attitude, is it's sole purpose for me. With these loads, the Pachmayr grips are a must, although I do prefer them on any revolver, except those intended for ccw.
It would be a pretty good range shooter with light loads, but since I have several 357 revolvers, I don't bother.......
All four of my S&W revolvers are pre lock.
I will not own a lock S&W revolver.
Although my 629-2 is a tack driver.
I prefer my 65-3 3" 357 heavy barrel for carry and range.
Fantastic Sir, well played..................
That is the twin, belt and holster, to my "foul weather rig" around here. I went with a speed loader pouch (rigid leather-looking plastic) and a nylon ammo loop carrier.
I sometimes switch out the 629 for a model 58 though
For a range toy have you considered the S&W 500? I have had people 10 lanes away stop to ask what kind of shotgun I am shooting just to look extremely confused when all they see is a huge revolver when they walk up.
The 629 Classic is such a beautiful gun. Mines a range toy and bear defense. Living in Kansas it only sees the range.
Got a fluted one of these, awsome, weighs less or very close to my 686+. It's a beast!
Got an unfluted full lug 5". Would go up to 6" half-lug if it were for hunting or range only.
I think 4-5" is a great woods gun but the 3" will do the job for SD against about anything and it's bad ***. I vote 4" fluted half-lug.
Lol, no thank you. Macho is fine, but that is too macho for me. I want something I can load more than once before I'm done with it for the day.
I have that exact same pistol (Model 29-4). Very nice shooting iron. It came with the nice wooden target stocks, but the rubber grips are much nicer for shooting.
I actually picked up a belt holster for it. What a dumb idea that was. Should have got a cross draw rig like this.
I've gone through this thread carefully from top to bottom, looking at all the entrants.
I award your revolver the blue ribbon