24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag #16160799 06/11/21
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 294
R
Rodney482 Online Content OP
Campfire Regular
OP Online Content
Campfire Regular
R
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 294
Holy smokes these bring big $$ anyone know how many were made in 44 mag?

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/902022895


EABOD
BP-B2

Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: Rodney482] #16160899 06/11/21
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 11,651
J
JCMCUBIC Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
J
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 11,651
The Night Guard series often bring in $. Here's a 310 (10mm/40 S&W) from the same seller that looks like it may end higher than the 44:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/902015304

Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: Rodney482] #16160931 06/11/21
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 107,553
T
The_Real_Hawkeye Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
T
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 107,553
I remember wanting a Night Guard shortly after they stopped making them. It was a winner design. Can't understand why they discontinued it.


"Our prayers are with the family of George Floyd, and our prayers are also with the family of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. We have no tolerance for racism in America. We have no tolerance for violence inspired by racism."

- Mike Pence
Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16161085 06/11/21
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 25,331
J
jwp475 Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
J
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 25,331
Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
I remember wanting a Night Guard shortly after they stopped making them. It was a winner design. Can't understand why they discontinued it.


The answer is simple, it wasn't a winning design and it didn't sell well enough to remain in production



I got banned on another web site for a debate that happened on this site. That's a first
Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: Rodney482] #16161087 06/11/21
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 11,651
J
JCMCUBIC Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
J
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 11,651
They are cool guns. I had a 327, 8 shot 357 that I wish I hadn't sold. Still have a 310 and really like it with 40's. The 44 special would be a really cool little revolver. That same seller has several NG's listed:

https://www.gunbroker.com/Revolvers...p;IncludeSellers=1551655&PageSize=24

IC-A

Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: jwp475] #16161124 06/11/21
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 107,553
T
The_Real_Hawkeye Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
T
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 107,553
Originally Posted by jwp475
Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
I remember wanting a Night Guard shortly after they stopped making them. It was a winner design. Can't understand why they discontinued it.


The answer is simple, it wasn't a winning design and it didn't sell well enough to remain in production

Didn't sell likely for two reasons: 1) ineffective advertising (I hadn't heard of them till they had already stopped production, and I'm fairly tuned into to the gun world), and 2) they didn't keep them in production long, which didn't give customers time to discover they existed.


"Our prayers are with the family of George Floyd, and our prayers are also with the family of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. We have no tolerance for racism in America. We have no tolerance for violence inspired by racism."

- Mike Pence
Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16161156 06/11/21
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 25,331
J
jwp475 Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
J
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 25,331
Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
Originally Posted by jwp475
Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
I remember wanting a Night Guard shortly after they stopped making them. It was a winner design. Can't understand why they discontinued it.


The answer is simple, it wasn't a winning design and it didn't sell well enough to remain in production

Didn't sell likely for two reasons: 1) ineffective advertising (I hadn't heard of them till they had already stopped production, and I'm fairly tuned into to the gun world), and 2) they didn't keep them in production long, which didn't give customers time to discover they existed.


Didn't sell well because it was a bad idea from the beginning. A light weight 44 mag for concealed carry isn't a good idea.


I have a M357 PD with 4" barrel and I like it but I wouldn't give a crap about one with a 2" barrel


Semi auto's rule for concealed carry






I got banned on another web site for a debate that happened on this site. That's a first
Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: jwp475] #16161197 06/11/21
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,290
T
TheKid Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
T
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,290
Originally Posted by jwp475
Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
Originally Posted by jwp475
Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
I remember wanting a Night Guard shortly after they stopped making them. It was a winner design. Can't understand why they discontinued it.


The answer is simple, it wasn't a winning design and it didn't sell well enough to remain in production

Didn't sell likely for two reasons: 1) ineffective advertising (I hadn't heard of them till they had already stopped production, and I'm fairly tuned into to the gun world), and 2) they didn't keep them in production long, which didn't give customers time to discover they existed.


Didn't sell well because it was a bad idea from the beginning. A light weight 44 mag fir concealed carry isn't a good idea.


I have a M357 PD with 4" barrel and I like it but I wouldn't give a crap about on with a 2" barrel


Semi auto's rule for concealed carry




With bullet improvement and the advent of real reliable compact autos in effective calibers the Jon Jovino days of folks wanting to CCW a big bore snubgun are pretty much in the rear view.

Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16161226 06/11/21
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,894
U
UPhiker Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
U
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,894
Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
I remember wanting a Night Guard shortly after they stopped making them. It was a winner design. Can't understand why they discontinued it.
They could make a lot more money producing M&P's. That's why Lew Horton doesn't have their big bore revolver specials anymore. Plastic is in. But, I agree with you.

Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: jwp475] #16161239 06/11/21
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,894
U
UPhiker Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
U
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,894
Originally Posted by jwp475


Didn't sell well because it was a bad idea from the beginning. A light weight 44 mag fir concealed carry isn't a good idea.

That's the thinking man's answer. The problem is, many people buy a gun on impulse. They read about the new, lightweight, super-duper magnum and just have to have one. That's why you see a lot of 44M/454 revolvers and over 30cal magnum rifles in the used racks and cases. People buy them and the first trip to the range, they get their first practical physics lesson. If it hurts on one end, it'll hurt on the other, as well.

IC-B

Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: Rodney482] #16161259 06/11/21
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 294
R
Rodney482 Online Content OP
Campfire Regular
OP Online Content
Campfire Regular
R
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 294
They still make the 329pd which is lighter, larger profile and has more recoil…. 🤷🏼‍♂️


EABOD
Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: UPhiker] #16161306 06/11/21
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,710
dla Online Content
Campfire Ranger
Online Content
Campfire Ranger
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,710
Originally Posted by UPhiker
Originally Posted by jwp475


Didn't sell well because it was a bad idea from the beginning. A light weight 44 mag fir concealed carry isn't a good idea.

That's the thinking man's answer. The problem is, many people buy a gun on impulse. They read about the new, lightweight, super-duper magnum and just have to have one. That's why you see a lot of 44M/454 revolvers and over 30cal magnum rifles in the used racks and cases. People buy them and the first trip to the range, they get their first practical physics lesson. If it hurts on one end, it'll hurt on the other, as well.


Well said. The girly men and the shrunken genital crowd (who like to pose a revolver with whiskey and a knife) find out that the air weight series in 44mag are purpose built guns.

Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: jwp475] #16161352 06/11/21
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,496
S
SargeMO Offline
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
S
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,496
I get that some of you have no use for a packable 44 revolver; but some people do use them and use them well.

What's absurd is that heavy revolvers can't even be discussed here without smallbore evangelists howling about plastic pistols, 'advances in bullet technology' and eventually, split times in everything up to and including the act of procreation.

Oh gee, I forgot. It's always 9mm Pride Week at the Campfire.

Last edited by SargeMO; 06/11/21. Reason: Spelling and spacing. The rest stands.

The only thing muzzle energy ever killed was time that could have been spent shooting meat and learning something about how bullets work.
Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: SargeMO] #16161403 06/11/21
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,894
U
UPhiker Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
U
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,894
Originally Posted by SargeMO
I get that some of you have no use for a packable 44 revolver; but some people do use them and use them well.

What's absurd is that heavy revolvers can't even
be discussed here without smallbore evangeligelists howling about plastic pistols, 'advances in bullet technology' and eventually, split times in everything up to and including the act of procreation.

Oh gee, I forgot. It's always 9mm Pride Week at the Campfire.

I hope you weren't referencing me. I was merely referencing the business model and opportunity cost. For how few Nightguards were made, were they worth devoting a skilled production line to them? I'm sure the people "fitting" revolvers are paid more than those slapping polymer guns together.

Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: Rodney482] #16161409 06/11/21
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 294
R
Rodney482 Online Content OP
Campfire Regular
OP Online Content
Campfire Regular
R
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 294
I enjoy both my 329ng and Glock 20

Attached Files
Last edited by Rodney482; 06/11/21.

EABOD
Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: Rodney482] #16161447 06/11/21
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 25,331
J
jwp475 Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
J
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 25,331
Originally Posted by Rodney482
I enjoy both my 329ng and Glock 20


As your picture illustrates the Glock has a lot more ammo for close to the same bulk



I got banned on another web site for a debate that happened on this site. That's a first
Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: jwp475] #16161560 06/11/21
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 107,553
T
The_Real_Hawkeye Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
T
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 107,553
Originally Posted by jwp475

Didn't sell well because it was a bad idea from the beginning. A light weight 44 mag for concealed carry isn't a good idea.


I was referring to the Night Guard series of revolvers, not specifically a lightweight .44 Magnum. I had a Scandium S&W .44 Magnum, and agree it's a bad idea. I sold it to my nephew, and he agrees with me that it should be thought of as a .44 Special, i.e., don't plan on ever shooting full power .44 Magnum out of it.


"Our prayers are with the family of George Floyd, and our prayers are also with the family of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. We have no tolerance for racism in America. We have no tolerance for violence inspired by racism."

- Mike Pence
Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: Rodney482] #16161567 06/11/21
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 107,553
T
The_Real_Hawkeye Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
T
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 107,553
Originally Posted by Rodney482
They still make the 329pd which is lighter, larger profile and has more recoil…. 🤷🏼‍♂️



Yep. Had one for years. After shooting full power loads, I consigned it to strictly being a .44 Special.


"Our prayers are with the family of George Floyd, and our prayers are also with the family of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. We have no tolerance for racism in America. We have no tolerance for violence inspired by racism."

- Mike Pence
Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16161618 06/11/21
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,496
S
SargeMO Offline
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
S
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,496
Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
Originally Posted by Rodney482
They still make the 329pd which is lighter, larger profile and has more recoil…. 🤷🏼‍♂️



Yep. Had one for years. After shooting full power loads, I consigned it to strictly being a .44 Special.


I figured the 329 was intended as an emergency hammer that was light enough to always have on you; and in the situations for which it would be employed, recoil would be way down the list of priorities.

I am pretty badly tempted these days by the short Model 69.


The only thing muzzle energy ever killed was time that could have been spent shooting meat and learning something about how bullets work.
Re: Smith 329 Night Guard .44 mag [Re: jwp475] #16161672 06/11/21
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 294
R
Rodney482 Online Content OP
Campfire Regular
OP Online Content
Campfire Regular
R
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 294
Originally Posted by jwp475
Originally Posted by Rodney482
I enjoy both my 329ng and Glock 20


As your picture illustrates the Glock has a lot more ammo for close to the same bulk


When im bowhunting in grizz country the 329 is my choice.

I run buffalo bore hard cast in both.


EABOD
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1b
Who's Online Now
616 registered members (222Sako, 10gaugemag, 01Foreman400, 160user, 1Akshooter, 1234, 60 invisible), 2,483 guests, and 1,107 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.28 Page Time: 0.058s Queries: 16 (0.003s) Memory: 0.8809 MB (Peak: 1.0599 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2021-06-17 23:00:54 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS