We saw a number of new revolvers unveiled by Smith & Wesson at SHOT Show, including three new hunting handguns in their Performance Series line. All three new revolvers come factory equipped with Picatinny rails, and the 460XVR and Model 647 Varminter both include bipods. The Model 629 .44 Magnum and 460XVR are also both equipped with recoil-reducing compensators while red/green dot optical sights are also included with the Model 629 and the Model 647.
From the Smith & Wesson press release: “As the popularity of handgun hunting reaches new heights, the master gunsmiths of the legendary Smith & Wesson Performance Center continue to provide hunters with an unmatched advantage in the field. For 2011, three distinct models, covering small to large game, offer recreational and professional hunters superior accuracy and reliability.
From the swift .17HMR to the venerable .44 Magnum and mighty 460 S&W Magnum, these custom revolvers are a hunter’s dream and the game’s worst nightmare.””
|Model 629||Model 647||Model 460XVR|
|Caliber:||.44 S&W Magnum||.17 HMR||.460 S&W Magnum|
|Capacity||6 rounds||6 rounds||5 rounds|