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Old 02-07-2020, 08:55 PM
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I'm in process of negotiating the purchase of a S&W Performance Center 629 2.625"bbl .44 Magnum. I plan to use Underwood 44 Special 200 Grain Bonded Jacketed Hollow Points in it to start with.

I am also considering changing the sights to XS Sights Big Dot to speed up my sight acquisition.

What I would really like input on is which Pachmayr grip would be best for the gun. The DIAMOND PRO GRIP for round butts or the DECELERATOR GRIPS for round butt N frame S&Ws?

I will be shooting full house .44 Magnum loads in practice with this gun and I have shot such loads out of a Ruger Super Redhawk.


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I used a set of diamond pro pachs. Item # 02480. On a 625 with just 45's. On the top strap, it's really narrow there, and acted like someone hitting the webbing in my hand with a hammer and a 1" block of wood.
It was on the gun a whole 3 cylinders (?). And now they're in the box it came in.
I would recommend hogue X frame 500 grips. They're on my 329. I'll never take em off.
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I've been happy with the Diamond Pros on everything I've put them on. Plenty cushie for me.

All my X-frames have the Hogue Tamers.

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I picked up one of the PC snubs last week. Installed a set of S&W flatside combats.

On the maiden range trip I used one of my hand loads that consisted of a Starline case, Hornady 200 gr XTP and 8.5 grains of Power Pistol. Hornady lists this as a max load for the .44 Spl. cartridge. It is a stout load but not punishing. I've been shooting the same load from my Ruger GP100. The GP has the Lett Compac rubber grip.

I noticed no increase in discomfort between the GP, with the rubber grip, and the 629, with the wood grip. The 629 does weigh in a couple of ounces heavier than the GP.

Intentions for the PC snub is a diet of mainly stout specials or low end magnums. The combats work fine for that. If I were planning on shooting a bunch of full house magnums I'd probably be looking for rubber.

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I posted a thread on the PC....it's still on the first page here.
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:13 AM
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Great gun, I think you'll really like it. However to my knowledge XS doesn't make a replacement sight for Smith's with the dovetail front sight.
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Great gun, I think you'll really like it. However to my knowledge XS doesn't make a replacement sight for Smith's with the dovetail front sight.
XS makes a set for the S&W 629 Mountain Gun but I don't know if it will fit the 629 Performance Center as XS has not answered my email. I will be calling them Monday to discuss it. Perhaps they can be modified to work. I really like XS sights, so I hope they can.



Have you tried Underwood's 44 Special 200 Grain Bonded Jacketed Hollow Points? I understand they use the Speer Gold dot HP bullets loaded at 975fps out of a 4" barrel. I think I will test some to see how they perform.



I have been shooting .44 Magnum Winchester 210gr. Silvertips in my Ruger Super Redhawk .44 Magnum which I really like. So I will also try some of them as they are not as hot as some .44 Mag. ammo.

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The Mountain guns have pinned front sights, like the majority of S&W wheel guns, the PC snubs have a dovetail front sight that is almost impossible to find a replacement for unfortunately. Its generally the main item I hear people complain of regarding the PC 627 and 629 if the factory sight doesn't work for them.
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I did not change the grips on mine and left the front sight the original but I did change the rear sight.

Changing out the rear sight

And shooting with the original grips on timer
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The Mountain guns have pinned front sights, like the majority of S&W wheel guns, the PC snubs have a dovetail front sight that is almost impossible to find a replacement for unfortunately. Its generally the main item I hear people complain of regarding the PC 627 and 629 if the factory sight doesn't work for them.
S&W should get together with XS sights and offer them as an option. After all the 629 Performance Center .44 Mag. is an ideal close range "combat/personal defense" carry gun. I know not everyone likes the sights however there are thousands of us that do.
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I used a set of diamond pro pachs. Item # 02480. On a 625 with just 45's. On the top strap, it's really narrow there, and acted like someone hitting the webbing in my hand with a hammer and a 1" block of wood.
It was on the gun a whole 3 cylinders (?). And now they're in the box it came in.
I would recommend hogue X frame 500 grips. They're on my 329. I'll never take em off.
I have a set on Hogue Tammer grips on my Ruger Super Redhawk .44 Mag 7.5 inch. I thought they were Pachmayr but when I took out the original Ruger box when I had the grips changed I found out I was wrong!

So, I had to correct my error!

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I found this for night sights for the Performance Center 629 2.625"bbl .44 Magnum; if you are having the same trouble I was having.


http://tooltechgunsight.com/
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