Ask Dave: Does Your Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum Jam?

Gentlepersons: I have a new S & W 44 magnum "AirLite" (Model 329PD). Can you believe it jams? If further interested, please get back with me.--Lonso L. Leinonen

No, I'm not a bit surprised. None of the .44 magnum S&Ws are particularly strong guns, considering the cartridge. My Model 29 needed a new hand and pawl after only a couple of hundred rounds. If you'd like a .44 Mag that doesn't screw up, get a Ruger Redhawk.--DP