Smith & Wesson Model 629

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Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center got its hands on the Model 629 and boy does it show. The .44 Magnum is tricked out in a hunting package, outfitted with Picatinny optics and equipment rails. The revolver holds 6 rounds, has an 8.375-inch barrel and comes equipped with custom wood grips. The frame and un-fluted cylinder are both made of stainless steel. The MSRP is $1,399.

When it comes to dependability and versatility in handguns it’s hard to beat revolvers. Not to mention, there is just something eye catching about the classic lines of wheelguns. This year’s new market offerings in the way of revolvers have plenty to offer. Whether you’re shopping for a revolver for self defense, competition or hunting one of the 11 following guns has you covered.

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