SHOT 2014—Smith & Wesson Model 69 Combat Magnum Revolver

By CTD Suzanne published on in News

S&W Model 69 Combat Magnum

For the first time, Smith & Wesson introduces the .44 Magnum caliber in an L-Frame revolver, the Model 69 Combat Magnum. Made especially for Magnum® usage, the Model 69 will also shoot the lighter .44 Special.

Picture shows the glass-bead stainless steel finished S&W Model 69 revolver with a 4.25-inch barrel.

For the first time, Smith & Wesson introduces the .44 Magnum caliber in an L-Frame revolver, the Model 69 Combat Magnum.

Picture shows the right side of a S&W Model 69 stainless steel revolver with black rubber grip.

The Model 69 features a 4.25-inch, two-piece barrel constructed of stainless steel.

The Model 69 features a 4.25-inch, two-piece barrel constructed of stainless steel. The stainless steel cylinder holds five rounds and the revolver shoots in either single- or double-action. A black rubber synthetic grip absorbs recoil. It has red ramp front and target, white outline rear sights. The Model 69 also features a full top strap and barrel serration and ball-detent lock-up. A glass-bead finish rounds out this sleek revolver. Like S&W’s other new 2014 revolvers, the Model 69 is made in the U.S.A. and comes with a lifetime service policy.

Picture shows a close-up on the barrel of a .44 Magnum S&W Model 69 revovler.

Made especially for Magnum® usage, the Model 69 will also shoot the lighter .44 Special.

Specifications

  • Model: 69 Combat Magnum
  • Caliber: .44 Magnum/.44 Special
  • Capacity: 5 rounds
  • Barrel: 4.25”
  • Action: Single/double-action
  • Sights: Red ramp front and target white outline rear
  • Frame and cylinder: Stainless steel with glass-bead finish
  • Overall length: 9.75”
  • Weight: 37.2 ounces
  • MSRP: $849

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Comments (2)

  • Mark F

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    Having read all there is on the new Model 69 Combat Magnum, I had to own one. I picked up one at my local gun shop. I fondled the revolver for a good hour before committing to it. I currently own many 44 Magnums, including 29’s, 629″s Performance Center Hunter Plus, and lastly a 329PD. I also load my own ammo to get precisely the round I need. The 69 is a supreme example of Smith & Wesson Engineering. The SA/DA is smooth as glass, and the Fit & Finish is second to none. I made up a batch of ammo to test it to its limits. Starting with light pressure Specials, and +P Specials then following up with normal pressure Magnums and finally, +P and +P++. I have no doubt she’ll pass with flying colors…

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  • Merle

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    Now this looks interesting! I wonder how bad recoil will be with 300 + grain loads? In other words, as a bear deterrant up north.

    Merle

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