Sunday, April 30, 2006

Boomsticks: Gratuitous Gun Pr0n No. 28


3" S&W Model 629-1, circa 1987, with a CRKT Ryan Seven folder.

The Mag-Na-Porting on this flamethrowing snubnosed .44 Magnum definitely helps make it easier to shoot. I wish it was a little newer, as this is a pre-"Endurance Package" gun, so hot loads with bullets heavier than 240 grains can cause the cylinder to rotate backwards under recoil. Not that I'd make a hobby out of firing such Elmer Keith Memorial Rhino-Rollers, mind you. Loaded with hot .44 Special, such as Buffalo Bore's 255gr Keith SWC @ 1000fps, it's almost downright pleasant.

9 comments:

Marko said...

In related news, I'm planning to show up at Coal Creek Armory today and hold my breath until I get a complete AR lower for the fair-to-me price of $20 out the door.

I predict an equal rate of success for my strategy.

Tam said...

Psst! Wrong post. ;)

Homer said...

Really nice 3-inch 629. Now, if that was available in 45 Colt.....

Tam said...

See Gratuitous Gun Pr0n No. 10. :)

B&N said...

Nice prOn! Excellent composition in the pic, BTW.

phlegmfatale said...

ooooh, pretty!

Anonymous said...

Whattaya mean, hot loads with heavier than 240 grain bullets? I finally gave up on the 29/629 after the fourth one failed to even go 1000 rounds of Elmer's load (Lyman 429421, 22.0 2400, standard primers) without timing problems and that's not even a very hot load! I think it's pressure related, not recoil; because a 4" .45 Colt N-fame gave me no problems with equal-performance (1200-1300 fps 250 grain) loads. Damn, I wish I'd kept that one!

Tracy

Tam said...

"Nice prOn! Excellent composition in the pic, BTW."

"ooooh, pretty!"

Photo Instructions for Non-Artsy Types Like Tamara:

Step 1: Put all the stuff where it looks purty.

Step 2: Push button.

If outcome looks sucky, go back to step 1. ;)

B&N said...

Tam,

I disagree. Putting the knife, hat and holster in the pic really framed the handgun nicely. That, and the lighting really set off the stainless finish.

You claim to be a "Non-Artsy Type" but I can't buy it. It takes a good eye for getting things to "look purty" through a camera lense. I'm sure your friend Oleg agrees.

Anyway, keep up the excellent PrOn!