Gun Report

Smith & Wesson M69 162069 44 Magnum, $849 (Grade: A 2015)

Read Gun Tests Rating and Recommendation

The new Model 69 from Smith & Wesson is an excellent downsized 44 Magnum with a good, smooth trigger pull in DA and crisp in SA. The sights were well designed and user friendly.

Smith & Wesson M69 162069 44 Magnum, $849 (Grade: A 2015)

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
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
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

Take the safety off the rest of now, free!

Get complete access to this firearms comparison, and weekly members-only newsletters.

That's just the beginning of your free exclusive benefits.

You're only one click away.

Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

That is the ball detent that locks up the front of the cylinder; it snaps into a V-shaped groove in the frame.
With the cylinder closed in the frame, note the ball detent is locked into the frame at the bottom edge of the shroud.
The Model 69 had the longest ejector rod and better dispensed empty brass.
Here you can see the barrel shroud and barrel; the muzzle was nicely crowned.
The front blade is pinned in place and can be changed depending on the user’s needs.

Read Gun Tests Rating and Recommendation