31 Comments

  1. Keith Viglucci on January 25, 2023 at 1:40 am

    I went with the ruger redhawk for brown bear defense because the Smith’s cannot safely fire the heaviest loads 340gr hard cast +P+

  2. quique323 on January 25, 2023 at 1:42 am

    David Drake, I have the same 629-6 and altamontco.com has a bunch of grips for round butt newer smiths. Check out the round conversion grips and add the medallions.

  3. heavy duty reviews on January 25, 2023 at 1:42 am

    David after watching your great video I bit the bullet and bought a Smith & Wesson 629-6 of the same year as yours. Great video as usual, I could get that scratch out of the side of yours for you. Go from 500 grit wet sanding to 1000 grit wet, to 1200 grit, 1500 grit to 2000 wet sanding and poof it’s gone! My model 66 no dash had some pretty bad scratches and dings on the sideplate and now it’s perfect. of course once you do this to one spot you should do it to the whole revolver to give it a consistent look. It will have a near mirror shine by then and if you want you can use some Mother’s aluminum and mag polish and give it a mirror finish, or just leave it alone because like you I’m going to carry mine in the woods and other places, if it has a scratch who cares it still functions beautifully (better than a Ruger!)

  4. Anthony Barkasy Sr on January 25, 2023 at 1:43 am

    I was lucky enough to find a 629-1 8 3/8 barrel . It came with pacmyer grips . My gun shop had a set of goncalo alves target stocks for a Franklin. Made a big difference in shooting. Can’t wait to take it deer hunting. Peace, my neighbor to the north. Stay safe.

  5. Austrianer on January 25, 2023 at 1:44 am

    Great Video. I have the 629 no Dash with 8 3/8 inch Barrel. Greetings from Austria

  6. White Space Marines on January 25, 2023 at 1:53 am

    What do you consider a fair price for one of these used?

  7. jonathyn blythe on January 25, 2023 at 1:54 am

    David Rasche: "Trust me. David Drake knows what he’s doing."

  8. shockwave 64 on January 25, 2023 at 1:55 am

    Man,that 44 magnum 629 is an absolutely beautiful piece! Dang. 😍👌

  9. Craig Bunce on January 25, 2023 at 1:56 am

    Question – I just bought the highly rated S&W 629 with 6" barrel yesterday, SKU 163606. Is this a square butt or round butt? I need to know because I want to add the rubber overmolded Crimson Trace grips. The CTC model for round butt models is LG-314 and the one for the square butt is LG-313. I would appreciate it if someone could answer, Thank you

  10. Adam Drouin on January 25, 2023 at 1:57 am

    Why are the hammers and triggers on S & W revolvers always discolored?

  11. Curonian Viking on January 25, 2023 at 1:59 am

    They were designed for commercial loads, so yeah they’ll run like they are suppose to!

  12. P. Diddy on January 25, 2023 at 2:00 am

    I hate sayin Hillary hole 😅😅.. I’d grind my teeth too😭

  13. Heraldo Medeiros on January 25, 2023 at 2:02 am

    Duas peças lindas. Mas calibre .44 ainda é restrito para civil no Brasil. Mas estamos evoluindo, este ano o Presidente Bolsonaro liberou até o calibre .357 Magnum que também era restrito.

  14. M E on January 25, 2023 at 2:02 am

    629-6 used at lgs today.
    Divorce sale the counterman said.
    Ouch.
    Well.. I am the proud new owner and ain’t married, so it will have to pass from my hands a different way.
    Bought for bear country as i live in Wyoming and fish in Griz country.
    Nice video and i realize how old it is.
    The lock mechanism does not bother me.
    Took my 640 smith apart and after looking at it, that lock cannot fail and set itself in any way, shape, or form.
    S&W built a solid revolver; lock or not.

  15. Андрей Циников on January 25, 2023 at 2:04 am

    David Drake wants to be reincarnation of famous 18. sentury sea korsar Captain Drake but it is impossible. But his video is good, like.

  16. Alex L on January 25, 2023 at 2:07 am

    I bought this same S&W Model 629 in 4" barrel for myself for Christmas a few years ago.

  17. C S on January 25, 2023 at 2:18 am

    Beautiful classic weapons that hit hard and accurately. Well done.

  18. Four4 Bman on January 25, 2023 at 2:21 am

    Good review. I have a 6-1/2" bbl 629 that I really enjoy shooting. I pack in it a Strong 934 OWB holster which is a discontinued item. Strong makes holster for mostly LE . http://www.strongbadgecase.com/. I would keep the Hogue grips on it. I had a Mod 586/6 inch back in the 1980s with the classic Goncalo Alves grips. I like them for looks, but when I put a set of Hogues similar to what this 629 has, recoil was far more manageable for me, at least. I reload for it as well.

  19. Ricky Ramírez on January 25, 2023 at 2:23 am

    👍🏻🌴🇵🇷

  20. VegabondKing on January 25, 2023 at 2:23 am

    I bought the 629. I handled it at a buddys house. It was that or a redhawk. The trigger sold me on the 629. So smooth and perfect.

  21. Mike on January 25, 2023 at 2:25 am

    Anyone have any recommendations as to a few factory 44 magnum loads that are somewhat on the moderate side as to recoil ? On the opposite end what factory ammo do you guys find hot and hard recoiling ? Something a bit stronger then .44 Specials but not something extreme either. Thanks

  22. Lee Brando on January 25, 2023 at 2:27 am

    Hillary hole, nice

  23. ปัญญาวุธ เหลือจันทร์ on January 25, 2023 at 2:28 am

    ให้ผมบอกถิ

  24. Southern Advent Christian Association on January 25, 2023 at 2:29 am

    Picked up the 629-6 myself. She’s a beauty, but that Model 29 though… *drool*

  25. Mike & Ruth Antisdel on January 25, 2023 at 2:29 am

    I had a Ruger Redhawk until I got my S&W model 29 Classic with the 8&3/8” barrel. Then traded the Redhawk for a Colt 45 ACP. Never looked back.

  26. Big Sexy on January 25, 2023 at 2:30 am

    I just picked up mine today brand new and you can see a lot of fine scratches on the frame. I kind of can see it here on yours. Is that normal?

  27. WyoHorseman994 on January 25, 2023 at 2:31 am

    What’s the hottest loads i can put in my pistol exactly the same as yours but I’m only finding 300 grain ammo and before i buy a bunch im curious if it will handle it

  28. russ elder on January 25, 2023 at 2:34 am

    David——nice pick up…..lol I am getting jealous….since I retired I miss that good old O/T that I could hide …..I really enjoy learning from your videos……..stay safe buddy

  29. Charles Bradley on January 25, 2023 at 2:34 am

    Thank you for a great rundown on the Model 629-6. Helped me for my next purchase of a 629.

  30. TBull Cajunbreadmaker on January 25, 2023 at 2:36 am

    Hey David, I have a S&W .44 Mag that has a 8 1/4" barrel and another with a 4" barrel. I can tell you from experience that with either gun you can use to hunt with. That being said, when you use the longer barrel the performance at any distance is far and away better. I love my 4" and it is a really a great six shooter that is outstanding in every way, but when you draw a bead on a white tail that is 80 yards from you I guarantee that if you have an opportunity to hit it where you want to hit, that deer is going into the freezer. One shot was all it took to harvest that deer. The confidence that 8 1/4" barrel gives me is real and anyone who shoots a handgun for any length of time will get that confidence also.

  31. M. Loughlin on January 25, 2023 at 2:36 am

    My next purchase will be a 4" 629.
    I like what you said regarding durability and super hot reloads.
    Most people don’t understand that 99% of published velocities are BS.
    My handloads are NEVER maximum. EVER.
    I strive for same hole accuracy, rather than trying to achieve some delusional ultra sonic velocity.

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