I don't own this one yet but I do own the SW22 in stainless, and it is one of the finest shooting 22 pistols that I own. it is accurate and the weight of the pistol is perfect...love it..that Is why I want this one in Kryptec -
Fabulous concealed carry pistol. This 9mm Shield quite literally does it all. It easily shoots plus P ammo. I did some rapid fire tests at 30 feet and some slow fire tests at 50 feet. There is no recoil to speak of. The gun is a great design. You can triple-tap this pistol as fast as you can a full-sized auto. It doesn't matter if you're using 124 plus P Gold Dots or Buffalo Bore 147 grain plus P. However, if you're an old bulls eye shooter you can't use a six-o-clock hold on the target or you will shoot low. You need to use a twelve-o-clock hold. The groups are not as small as they would be with a full-sized auto, but they stay within the 4 inch range at 50 feet which is good enough for me. The DeSantis pocket holster works well, and I also recommend pocketholsters.com for their model. It has a neat square flap on the outside of the gun that really hides the shape. The safety is very easy to click on and off, and I glad it has it because of the added safety in my pocket. Smith and Wesson has a winner here. Highly recommended. - JOE
The straight skinny. The 5" barrel 629 with full barrel lug is the best balanced, best pointing, best shooting handgun I own, and I own MANY. The trigger, right out of the box, breaks in single-action at less than 3 pounds. The double-action is a VERY smooth 6 pounds. Accuracy with both 44 special and 44 magnum is outstanding. If you have ever shot a Ruger Superblackhawk 44 magnum, even with a 7 1/2" barrel, you will experience quite a jolt into your hand from the recoil. This Smith has 70% of the Ruger recoil. It is not punishing at all, even with Buffalo Bore hot 270 grain plus P ammo. The full-sized 44 magnum reduced power loads are the way to go. This may be the best 44 that Smith ever produced (I know I'll get a lot of arguments on this one, but this is one man's opinion). As for accuracy, from a rest I shot one-inch groups at 25 yards, using three different types of ammo. PMC 240 grain, Federal 240 grain, and the hot Buffalo bore 270 grain. The Smith 5" 629 can be used for home defense, woods carry for protection from ANYTHING, target shooting, with shot shells it can even take small game, and excells at plinking with reduced-power loads. This gun is a keeper. - JOE
Bought this gun from Able's and it was delivered promptly to my local FFL. It's big and heavy - over five pounds when loaded. Ammo is expensive! $2.75 and up per round. However, it's not the kind of gun you are going to go out and shoot all afternoon! It's a special purpose revolver. That purpose being to save your life in the wild. It goes without saying that it's extremely powerful and you will fear no beast while carrying it. The gun is well-made, well-finished and a real conversation piece. I love showing my friends a .44 mag cartridge and then a mighty S&W 500 mag for comparison.
I was 100% satisfied with the service from Able's. Get one! You'll love it.
Steven - STEVEN