Dan Wesson would be a great choice except for the number of 0’s after the 1$. Prices have become abnormal.
Personally I don’t shoot that much magnum in my 29’s so the lockup issue is not anything that would concern me. I would be curious how much stronger the lock up is.
I have one of the new -5 and other S&W N frames and I would always take the older guns over the new. For one single reason, Triggers. A S&W trigger made in the 50’s and 60’s is a work of art.
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