Reviewed By: Summer D on 10/27/2020
Nice pistol. It has a stainless shield to keep the hot gas from cutting into the Scandium frame. I've kept the rail installed even though I don't have an optic on it because, why not?
It didn't like the Freedom Munitions .38 Spl or .357 Mag, but seems to shoot all others fine. Be aware that holsters for this gun are few and far between, so you'll likely have to order a custom one; the only off-the-shelf one I've found is made by SpeedBeez.
Reviewed By: Carl M on 03/05/2020
Terrific weapon. Handles better than I anticipated. Delivered as promised.
Reviewed By: Michael B on 10/06/2019
Seems like a lot to pay for a gun but you won't be disappointed. The felt recoil from a 357 round is very manageable. I could shoot it all day. As for shooting 38 Specials, the felt recoil is no more than a 9mm. Trigger very smooth. You only go through this life once. Get something you will truly enjoy. I did and no regrets. Thanks Buds for a smooth transaction.
Reviewed By: Richard G on 08/26/2018
5 out of 5. Or should I say, "8 out of 8?"
Either way, this gun is the epitome of advanced revolvers. You really can't get any better of a gun when it comes to 357 Magnum revolvers. I have shot it once now and love it. Best group was one inch group of 8 rounds at 7 yards in double action pulls.
Most people will probably say this gun is too big and heavy to conceal carry everyday. I have no problem conceal carrying this gun in a shoulder holster and just throwing a shirt over the shoulder rig. Shoulder rigs is the only way I like to carry hand guns. This gun looks heavier than it is. At 35 ounces it still isn't all that light. However, in a shoulder holster for me it carries great.
Did I mention it holds 8 rounds? Superb. It has a fixed bottom rail for lights and/or lasers. Also comes with a removable optics rail.
It shot wonderfully. Double action pull is very smooth and very easy to stage. It is very long and heavy though. Single action is flawless.
Only grip, while this is only an aesthetic problem and not in any way a performance issue, the finish of the metal on the trigger and hammer looks very poor. Looks very dirty and unfinished. Like I said, it poses no performance issues as I had zero problems with the gun functioning. It just looks unfinished for how much you're paying for this gun.
Love this gun.
Would I buy another S&W revolver? Absolutely. In fact I just ordered the S&W 629 Classic Deluxe 6 1/2 inch barrel yesterday.
Reviewed By: Clark A on 04/27/2018
This is one hell of a revolver. I received it 6 days from purchasing it and couldn%u2019t be happier
I would definitely buy from Buds again
Reviewed By: Stuart M on 02/26/2018
Awesome! Sweet trigger and smooth action. If you are thinking about getting one, go ahead and pull the trigger. It's a great revolver.
Reviewed By: Timothy G on 02/23/2018
Tight groups, smooth shooter, no problems ejecting spent brass, recoil is not a problem. Beautiful weapon with a class construction. Smooth transaction with Bud's. Only issue is that sights are black on black; I may add a bit of white to the front sight.
Reviewed By: Varinder B on 01/28/2018
Awesome! Super happy with this purchase
Reviewed By: George B on 01/24/2018
Well made and not too heavy for a big gun! I haven’t discharged it yet but hopefully soon!
Reviewed By: Clarence M on 01/02/2018
LOVE IT! You hear me... It's BIG (within reason), feels like a mans gun, and the shooting action/recoil is addictive! With revolvers you don't get all that wiggle/movement action as you do with pistols from the recoil, slide action back then forth, and casings ejecting back act you.