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.