I am curious as to you want to buy a Smith And Wesson Model 29 but say that the only thing stopping you is the fact that it is a 44 Magnum ?I have been considering getting a Smith and Wesson 29 for a while. The only thing that's stopping me from pulling the trigger on one is the fact it's in 44 magnum. I have shot 40s&w and 45 ACP with no problems, and love shooting 45 colt out of my Uberti cattleman. I know that you can just load specials but I'm curious how manageable the recoil is with just standard 44 magnum ammo.
Maybe you Just Like the Double Action Large frame Smith And Wesson with a 6.5 inch barrel but don't know for a fact that you will enjoy shooting a 44 Magnum ?
Realize that there is a difference from being able to Withstand the recoil of a 44 magnum and actually enjoying shooting a 44 Magnum.
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Get a 44 Magnum and reload for it ,240 grain semi wadcutter at 800-900 FPS and not recoil much more than the calibers that you are used to shooting.
What about this Revolver,This is sweet !
With this one you get the Same Double action Large frame as the Model 29 with the 6.5 inch barrel but in a Classic Caliber that you already either load for or buy factory ammo for.
You can buy Factory Ammo for it from Mild to Wild ,Just stay away from Ruger only + P ammo.
Or Reload for it.