S&W 629 Snub Nose – The Ultimate Revolver For Defensive Carry

Mission

I recently took on a mission to create The Ultimate Defense Revolver capable of solving any personal defense encounter in North America. A great foundation for me to build upon was the S&W 629 Snubbie 44 Magnum from the Performance Center.

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In evaluating this revolver I felt the only thing that really needed improving was the rear sight. With this being an Urban and Woods carry revolver capable of shutting down any encounter with 2-legged or 4-legged predators, something more robust than the thin rear blade of the Smith and Wesson was needed. After a long search I came across DLSports.com and after exchanging a few emails I had what I believe to be a resolution to my problem.

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ewetho
ewetho

Ever thought to test 180 gr XTP over full load of H110 (I use Hodgdon data) for a self defense load? Think Underwood sells exactly that too….love to see the Chronograph and Gel test!

Buchanan Precision
Buchanan Precision

Love your choice of guns! Also being prudent with the .44 Special Ammo. One suggestion I have for you is to install an X Frame Grip on the gun. Those grips are made by Hogue and available from S&W. They have about 3/8″ of padding on the back strap of the gun and take the bite right out of heavy loads that tend to punish the web of your hand severely. I installed a set of these grips on My S&W 696 and it made all the difference in the world. Same basic loads as you were shooting, but with… Read more »

FortuneCookie45LC
FortuneCookie45LC

Big bore snubby mighty comforting in a pinch… Best to ya, gyrene..!! Steve

ewetho
ewetho

Did some defensive/combat training last weekend with my 4″ 629 and yes theater is fun and suprisingly more effective than you imagine for speed.