Hollywood Helps Boost Tactical Sales

Mar 7, 2016 | 0 comments

In 1971, the Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver in .44 Magnum was a hard sell, large and expensive. The company had in fact ceased production of this model due to a lack of sales. But any astute gun shop owner and movie fan at the time would have quickly purchased every Model 29 he could lay his hands on when the film Dirty Harry was released.Clint Eastwood’s iconic portrayal of a rogue cop in San Francisco should have given a co-star credit to his 6.5-inch-barreled S&W Model 29, or as he put it in the film, “the most powerful …read more