Custom S&W .44 Magnum Carry Gun

Custom S&W .44 Magnum Carry Gun

This is a discussion on Custom S&W .44 Magnum Carry Gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just got my S&W model 29 back from the gunsmith and I'm just thrilled with it. It's now got a 3.5" barrel, the only ...

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    Custom S&W .44 Magnum Carry Gun

    I just got my S&W model 29 back from the gunsmith and I'm just thrilled with it. It's now got a 3.5" barrel, the only one I know of on a .44 magnum.

    My gunsmith used to do warranty work for S&W and he had this barrel laying around which he had gotten from the factory when they were cleaning house one time, and when I realized it was 3.5" I had to have it. I looked for over 6 months for a nice pinned and recessed standard barrel gun that I could use (and get a good deal on) and finally found one a few days ago. The standard barrel length for 29's is 4", 6" and 8 3/8", and of course there's lots of 3" special model guns made for Lew Horton, etc, but I've never seen one in 3.5".

    I like it because aside from being unique, it matches my 3.5" model 27 .357 magnum. I topped it off with a set of Ahrends smooth combat grips in Silver/Black Dymondwood and now I can't wait to carry it. Here's some pics:



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    Man,such beautiful peices.

    You conceal that bad boy?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghettokracker71 View Post
    Man,such beautiful peices.

    You conceal that bad boy?
    no doubt !
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    Very very nice.......
    Used to shoot a 4" S&W Model 29 with John Linebaugh years and years ago.
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    Very Nice

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    nice

    can you say "wrist breaker" haha


    Very nice one though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghettokracker71 View Post
    Man,such beautiful peices.

    You conceal that bad boy?
    Well, I haven't carried the .44 yet since I haven't taken it to the range and tried it out. I'll try to do that this weekend, time permitting.

    But I've got a Mark Garrity Incognito Deluxe that I carry the .357 in and it completely and comfortably conceals that large revolver, much better than I would have imagined before I got it. I've already tried the 29 in the holster and of course it fits fine, so I'm really looking forward to packing it. I should mention that I'm a pretty big guy, so I can hide a big gun pretty easily.

    Since it's going to be a defensive gun only and not a hunting gun, I'll probably never shoot full power loads through it. Corbon makes a reduced power defense round that looks good, and the Winchester Silvertip is somewhat reduced also. And if I get weak in my old age I can always resort to .44 Specials.
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    Nice set of 'twins'...obviously they're 'faternal'...
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    Beautiful gun.

    Shot my first .44 couple weeks ago, now I want one.

    Looking forward to your post after shooting.

    The gray black grips look good.

    Have fun.

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    Very nice
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    Indeed, very beautiful! Congratulations!
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    Beautiful gun

    Now that is a beautiful gun, and I love those Ahrends Dymondwood grips on it.

    I looked up the ammunition you mentioned, Winchester Silvertip 210 grain hollowpoint, and the website says it has a muzzle velocity of 1250 fps from a 4 inch barrel, with muzzle energy of 729 foot pounds:

    Winchester website - .44 magnum Silvertip ammo

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    Interesting

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    Real nice !

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    Nice combo. I've only seen 3 1/2 on some Mdl. 27s. Looks very balanced. If I had a lot of money, I'd probably spend way too much of it on solder S&W revolvers.
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