Top 3 Deer Hunting Handguns (Yes, Handguns) [PICS]

1. Smith & Wesson Model 629

When it comes to handguns, there are one-handed guns and two-handed guns. This hulking double-action revolver fits into the latter category.

In fact, if you look at the nearby photo, you will note that the shooter has his scoped Model 629 resting on some sand bags, a good idea if you plan to shoot any large distance with this 3+ lbs (without a scope) weapon.

Chambered in .44 Magnum, this weapon has more than enough knockdown power to dispatch a deer. Generally, the biggest challenge with large hunting handguns is accuracy. This is why scopes are very common on hunting handguns, to ensure that the weapon is dialed in for what is a relatively long pistol shot.

Several of Smith & Wesson’s revolvers built on their Large and X-Large frames come standard with picatinny rails or other scope mounting hardware.

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