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Old 05-12-2018, 12:22 PM
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My well worn, shooters grade 29-2 in a beaut of a snubbyfan holster and a now closed tex shoemaker cartridge holder has taken over my k frame as my favorite back country setup.

I have been a 38 guy, my favorite cartridge.... but the more I load and shoot the 44 sp and mag, the more it is growing on me. Especially since I sent her down to Nelson Ford for a tightening and action job. It was loose and shaving lead. Not it's tight, accurate, with a great trigger, and has a new lease on life. It is such a well balanced shooter. Goes well with the charter bulldog that is my EDC.

I moved from hicap polymer guns to revolvers in my mid 30's and never looked back even though I still own them. I don't need massive capacity and I just appreciate the fine lines and feel of wood and steel. All my friends think I am archaic and josh me for running wheel guns but I think I am just practical and I appreciate a fine design that appeals to me both in feel and accuracy. I don't feel like I don't have enough rounds. 12 are just fine. Sure I can carry a Glock with two to three times the capacity and less weight..... but I don't because nothing says class and fine lines like a classic smith.

I am saddened by the ding I got on the beautiful ahrends stocks the other day though. You can see it in the photo on the bottom. Hit it on the edge of my rhino getting out. I cried a little inside.

Just wanted to share on this fine Saturday





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Oh yes!! It doesn’t get much better than a 4” N frame. Thanks for the pics!
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:31 PM
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a few more pre-ding







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Awesome revolver,like the grips too.
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Nice...my favorite is the same gun but in .41 Magnum...

As to the "ding"...it just adds character...."been there and done that" look... Think of it like Sam Elliot in "Roadhouse"...just a few dings...

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A well worn gun with new perfect stocks doesn’t look right. Now it does.
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The first “ding” is always the worst. It’s ready to use now.
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Nice looking, functional setup.

When I bought my last new truck I soon after drove it down a two-track road bordered with thick willows to apply the requisite first scratches. It has nearly 200,000 miles and a few dings now. You know, those scratches never affected its ability to do its job.
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Nice looking, functional setup.

When I bought my last new truck I soon after drove it down a two-track road bordered with thick willows to apply the requisite first scratches. It has nearly 200,000 miles and a few dings now. You know, those scratches never affected its ability to do its job.
I know. The first one is always the toughest though.
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Perfect carry gun!
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Very classy indeed. I share your sentiments in a fine combination of style, wood and steel.
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I have to say I love a 4" N frame; it is quite possibly my favorite S&W revolver. There's just something about the proportions that they look 'right'. I have a recent manufacture M29 that is just a brilliant pistol.

Also, 44 mag turns out to be an incredibly flexible cartridge to handload. You can water them down to what feels like light 38 SPL, or heat them up to nuclear blast.
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