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Re: S&W model 69 [Re: glockdoofus] #15259732 09/26/20
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Originally Posted by glockdoofus
What is a Smith and Wesson M69? Why would you want one? I don't understand.


It can be used as camp gun to defend against wild animals and for hunting especially if drilled and tapped for scope mount (which anything chambered today in revolver for .44 Magnum should be). It's much easier to mount extra long eye relief scope (commonly called scout or handgun scope) on revolver than a pistol with cycling slide. A pistol chambered for .44 Magnum or larger cartridge will obviously be a "boulder" to handle and carry (eg Desert Eagle).

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Re: S&W model 69 [Re: Slavek] #15259780 09/26/20
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Originally Posted by Slavek
Originally Posted by glockdoofus
What is a Smith and Wesson M69? Why would you want one? I don't understand.


It can be used as camp gun to defend against wild animals and for hunting especially if drilled and tapped for scope mount (which anything chambered today in revolver for .44 Magnum should be). It's much easier to mount extra long eye relief scope (commonly called scout or handgun scope) on revolver than a pistol with cycling slide. A pistol chambered for .44 Magnum or larger cartridge will obviously be a "boulder" to handle and carry (eg Desert Eagle).


You and glockdoofus should get an apartment together and just spend the day chatting in person, this would salvage the handgun forum .


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Re: S&W model 69 [Re: jmd025] #15259802 09/26/20
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Originally Posted by jmd025
Originally Posted by Slavek
Originally Posted by glockdoofus
What is a Smith and Wesson M69? Why would you want one? I don't understand.


It can be used as camp gun to defend against wild animals and for hunting especially if drilled and tapped for scope mount (which anything chambered today in revolver for .44 Magnum should be). It's much easier to mount extra long eye relief scope (commonly called scout or handgun scope) on revolver than a pistol with cycling slide. A pistol chambered for .44 Magnum or larger cartridge will obviously be a "boulder" to handle and carry (eg Desert Eagle).


You and glockdoofus should get an apartment together and just spend the day chatting in person, this would salvage the handgun forum .


Good call

He probably has a scope on a SNUBBY j frame too


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Re: S&W model 69 [Re: Gooch_McGrundle] #15259958 09/26/20
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I bought a 69 in 2014 to the best of my memory. Has served me well and is more accurate than I am. Not sure why I keep it around as I really don’t have a use for it but it’s difficult for me to get rid of any .44 or .45 revolver.


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Shot the 2.75 model wanted to run away with it but the owner is faster than I am so I gave it back.


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Re: S&W model 69 [Re: Gooch_McGrundle] #15260082 09/26/20
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Originally Posted by Gooch_McGrundle
Does the lock create a reliability/performance problem? Or is more a matter of principle on how it got there?


Yes.


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Re: S&W model 69 [Re: SargeMO] #15260214 09/26/20
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Originally Posted by SargeMO
Originally Posted by Gooch_McGrundle
Does the lock create a reliability/performance problem? Or is more a matter of principle on how it got there?


Yes.


Both?!?!

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Good answer.


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Re: S&W model 69 [Re: Gooch_McGrundle] #15260361 09/26/20
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Originally Posted by Gooch_McGrundle
Ive been contemplating buying my first full size revolver. I’d mainly carry it while hunting. I had contemplated just carrying one of my semi-autos, but I mainly want an excuse to buy a gun. I want an S&W, so that’s all At first, I was originally looking at Model 66s and Model 686s. I didn’t want a huge gun. Then I saw the 69, which is a 44 in an L frame. Anyone have one? Looks like a great blend of power while being mid-size.



Have you looked at the 329PD?

It isn't that easy to handle with full power .44 Magnum loads, but it is probably my favorite .44 Special. But I also like the Rossi 720s and Taurus 441s better than the S&W 696, so who knows. When I'm out and about during snake season I almost alway belt carry a Rossi 720 or a 4" stainless Taurus 441 with 2 loads of CCI SnakeShot and 3 hard cast 240 grain SWCs.

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Not much fun without pictures. Versatile guns - 2 3/4" and 4 1/4"

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Re: S&W model 69 [Re: Gooch_McGrundle] #15260919 09/26/20
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Originally Posted by Gooch_McGrundle
Does the lock create a reliability/performance problem? Or is more a matter of principle on how it got there?

It's one more thing that can go wrong. You hear cases of them locking due to heavy recoil, and if it does you will need the key to unlock it.


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Re: S&W model 69 [Re: Gooch_McGrundle] #15261056 09/26/20
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That lock will have to go. Thanks for all the info. Wish my LGS was open more than Tu-Fri.

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