Gun Report

S&W 329PD .44 Magnum

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We can't recommend full-power .44 Magnum loads in the 329PD, but loaded with .44 Specials, it is an exceptional firearm.

S&W 329PD .44 Magnum

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The barrel extends past the alloy shroud for a total length of approximately 4.1 inches. The crown is cut on an angle, unlike the 629-6 model, which uses a rolled design.
Firing .44 Magnum ammunition in the lightweight 329PD resulted in difficult case extraction. Note the striations indicating overexpansion.

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