NRA Gun of the Week: Smith & Wesson Model 329PD

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posted on December 7, 2019
Since the 1908 introduction of its .44 Hand Ejector First Model, Smith & Wesson has perfected the craft of designing and building large-frame revolversspecifically N-frame revolvers. These large-frame revolvers have quite a claim to fame, such as the Model 29 carried by Clint Eastwood in the Hollywood blockbuster “Dirty Harry,” or Jerry Miculek’s Model 625, used to set a world speed-shooting record. Advance 100 years or more from the "First Model," and you''ll find the company manufactures an N-frame built of space-age Scandium alloy that weighs in at 25 ozs.—the Model 329PD. This Airweight wheelgun contains a titanium six-round cylinder chambered for .44 Mag., provides for adjustable sights, spare rubber stocks and is of the company’s classic double-action design. To learn more about the Smith & Wesson Model 329PD, watch this NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by American Rifleman’s Brian Sheetz.

Specifications:
Manufacturer
: Smith & Wesson
Model: 329PD
Action Type: double-action center-fire revolver
Chambering: .44 Mag.
Frame: Scandium Alloy
Barrel: 4.125”
Cylinder: six-round
Sights: adjustable V-notch rear, fiber-optic front
Trigger: double-action 11-lb., 14-oz. pull; single-action 5-lb., 4-oz. pull
Stocks: wood and synthetic
Finish: brushed
Weight: 25 ozs.
MSRP: $1,159

Additional Reading:
Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model
A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson 22/32 Kit Gun
Tested: Smith & Wesson Model 19 Classic Revolver
A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 41
Packing the Smith & Wesson Model 69 Combat Magnum













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Video—ARTV Review: Smith & Wesson M&P 45 Shield


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