Smith & Wesson's 329PD .44 Magnum Lightweight Revolver

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 08 Apr 2007 12:32:28 GMT  <== Guns ==> 

Jeff Quinn at Gunblast - a review of S&W's lightweight .44 magnum revolver with titanium cylinder and scandium frame. [gunblast]

The .44 Special loads were all very comfortable to shoot in the 329PD for extended range sessions, but most of the .44 Magnum loads were brutal after a few shots. The exception is the Reduced Recoil loads from Buffalo Bore. These seem to be the perfect compromise of power and controllability in the 329PD, and Buffalo Bore sells a lot of these to 329 owners. That 255 grain Keith at almost 1300 fps will do just about anything that a handgun needs to do. For social work, either the Buffalo Bore Heavy .44 Special 185 grain JHP or the Cor-Bon 165 grain JHP .44 Special load would be a good choice. Another very good load for the 329PD is the 210 grain Speer Gold Dot. The recoil is manageable, and the Gold Dot bullet expends quickly.

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