Smith & Wesson Model 69 Combat .44 Magnum Review (and Score!)

    In this episode of TFBTV, James gets his hands on the newly released (May 2017) S&W Model 69 Combat Magnum 2.75″ barrel in .44 Magnum. This diminutive magnum packs 5 rounds of .44SPL/MAG into a package smaller and lighter than a standard 1911. Truly, this gun is small enough that it can be carried concealed, but what does that mean for recoil? James puts this new revolver through the paces on TFBTV today, and then rates it using the new CCW review scoring system:

    Click here for New Review Scoresheet.

    James will review the following features and assign a value of 0 (poor) to 7 (excellent) for each:

    Size Efficiency
    Fit and Finish

    There’s also a reviewer “tilt” point that can be awarded or deducted based upon the reviewer’s personal opinion. The addition of these 8 numbers is multiplied by two the get a score on a 100 point scale. The score is then saved to a spreadsheet archive which can be accessed with the above link.

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    James Reeves

    • NRA-licensed concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present
    Maxim Magazine’s MAXIMum Warrior, 2011
    • TFBTV Executive Producer
    • Former Regional Sales Rep, Interstate Arms Corp., MA
    • Champion, Key West Cinco De Mayo Taco Eating Competition
    • GLOCK® Certified Pistol Operator, 2017-2022
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