GUN Buying a S&W 629 Classic .44 Magnum revolver, can't decide on barrel length

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Which barrel length for a 629 Classic .44 magnum revolver?

  1. 5"

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  2. 6.5"

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  3. I'm just picking this option because I want to see the poll results

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  1. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    I've always wanted a big ass .44 Magnum revolver and have finally decided to buy a S&W 629 Classic, however I cannot decide on which barrel length I should buy. 5" or 6.5"? I'm just going to be using it as a range gun and for plinking and perhaps even for home defense... and yeah i'm embarassed to admit this, but if i'm going to be spending over $650 I want it to whichever is going to look the most "badass" as well.

    The 6.5" version just looks very impressive and like it's 100% business, but is it going to be a little too big and bulky to use for home defense? Which one should I get and why?

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    Dsking85 New Member

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    i don't see why an inch and a half would make it harder to use for HD
     
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    I would like the 4" actually (in .460 or .50 :p)
     
  4. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    .44mag for home defense is going to put a big hole through 5-6 walls regardless of the barrel length

    You can get a Taurus Stainless Steel .44mag for just over $400.. maybe another option
     
  5. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    No matter how much I look at the 5", I just can't get into it for some reason, it just doesn't look symmetrical to me like the 6.5" does.
     
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    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    Get the 6.5" version it looks so mean and Im sure the longer sight radius helps too
     
  7. Bigsnake

    Bigsnake OT Supporter

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    629 FTW

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  8. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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    :cool: gun Bigsnake

    I want a 686 4"
     
  9. Bigsnake

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    I was thinking of selling it and then was thinking, "Everyone needs a nice big revolver... I'm not selling it until I can afford a S&W 500"
     
  10. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    I like snubby looking revolvers personally. They look a lot meaner.
     
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    get a snubby
     
  12. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    I mean, a 500 Magnum is only going to be like $150 or so more expensive than a 629, but the ammo costs so much more. Should I just go right for a 500 Magnum instead? Dayum.
     
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    Hell yes. Feels like the world is ending every time you pull the trigger.
     
  14. Accord

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    It's so expensive to shoot though, I see so many guys buy them and then end up shooting like 1 or 2 boxes and then selling it.
     
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    jonny427 Scooby Doo OT Supporter

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    6.5" :noes:

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  16. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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    I'm in a similar situation except i'm doing 357/44. I'm going with 357 cause it's all around cheaper (plus i like that i can go 38 if i want) plus i'm more than comfortable with 357 for home defense. 500 mag just seems like overkill to me :dunno:
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Unless you're hunting there's no real reason to have it.
     
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    Thought you said it was for Home Defense in which case, no, do NOT get the 500. I wouldn't even get a 44 for Home Defense unless you were planning on shooting 44 Special Loads.

    .357 Mag would be nice since you could shoot the Magnum rounds for some fun and then for self-defense, lighter target loads use .38 Spl.

    I just want a 500 because the only purpose of me having a revolver is to have a big fucking handgun. I'll get a 500 once I can afford one and sell my .44 Mag. I'll also make sure I have reloading equipment by that time to help offset ammo cost.
     
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    Get the 6.5"
    And get a 29. Or get the 629 and give it a blued finish and wood grips. If you want to make a .44 look badass, then what's more badass than Dirty Harry?
     
  20. Accord

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    That's pretty much the only reason I wanted the 629, to have a bigass fucking revolver. I don't think I would really use it for home defense, i'm just using that as an excuse to justify the purchase, but the real reason is I just want a monster of a revolver :o.

    Aside from the cost of ammo, the other reason I initially wanted a 629 over a .500 Magnum was because there is just more history behind the .44 Magnum.

    The LAST thing I want to do is buy a 629 and then regret that I didn't just go for a .500 Magnum.

    Also, realistically if I do buy a .500 Magnum, how many rounds will I WANT to fire at the range before my wrists and shit start to hurt and whatnot?
     
  21. Bigsnake

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    Well, like 30-40 rounds of full power .44 Magnum and my hand starts to hurt.

    I don't know what a 500 would be like :o

    I got a friend with a 454 that wants to go shoot with me so I'll get to try it out though.
     

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