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Smith & Wesson Mountain Gun .44 Magnum

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For many years the 4-inch M29 has been one of the most popular and effective trail guns for those who want lots of power in a portable, durable package. The Mountain Gun, now available in blue in a limited edition, weighs over an ounce less. This earlier stainless version is very much like what you can buy today, and we liked this revolver a lot. It was bigger and heavier than the others here, and we found the Taurus was easier to shoot.

Smith & Wesson Mountain Gun .44 Magnum

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The M24 and Mountain Gun are built on the rather large S&W N frame, which would never make up into a tiny gun. The shorter M24 weighs a quarter-pound less, but the Mountain Gun was easier to shoot.

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