Gun Report

Smith & Wesson Model 69 Combat Magnum 10064 44 Special/44 Magnum

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The Model 69 Combat Magnum is the shortest and most concealable revolver tested. Recoil was pleasant with the 44 Special. When it came to the 44 Magnum, we started cutting skin and having to bear down with a gorilla grip. This revolver has much merit for personal defense when loaded with 44 Specials. When loaded with 44 Magnum, itís a lightweight last-ditch defense against big bears.

Smith & Wesson Model 69 Combat Magnum 10064 44 Special/44 Magnum

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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Rather than the crane-mounted detent of the other revolvers, the Smith detent rides on the frame.
The skinny ejector rod bugged one rater but never gave a problem.
The Smith doesnít have a solid barrel, but instead has a shroud over the barrel. Here, it looks like lead is trapped between the barrel and the shroud. Not a big deal, but it is different from earlier Smith & Wesson barrels.

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