Re: Best model of S&W model 29?
Mine are all older models (3", 4", and 6"), 1983 being the newest, and are made very well. I have done a LOT of action jobs on S&Ws of all vintages, and from a gunsmithing standpoint, the newer MIM-parts models slick up nicer than even my beautiful, hand-fitted older models worked over by the S&W custom shop in the '70s. I can accept the MIM parts, but despise the lock on the side and only own one S&W with it, myself. If you find a good price on an N-frame, chances are it is well made regardless of model/vintage. Good luck.