Smith & Wesson's Big .44 Magnum Revolver: A Legendary Gun Like No Other
One of the first, if not the first handguns to take advantage of the .44 Magnum round was the Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver. A blued, six cylinder revolver, the Model 29 weighs nearly three pounds loaded, 50 percent more than a polymer and steel Glock 9mm pistol. The Model 29 came in a variety of barrel sizes, from four to ten inches. Although a longer barrel length increased weight, this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing: a heavier weight will absorb more recoil. A variation on the Model 29, the 629, featured all stainless-steel construction.