View Full Version : S&W 629-5 with Powerport Edition. What's it Worth?

09-01-2012, 6:54 PM
I have a friend that wants to sell me one of these Stainless 6 1/2" 44's, it's in good condition, I'd say a 8 out of 10. Has very few rounds through it, guess is about 100 rounds or so. Has a few small blemishes, but nothing bad.

I don't know much about the Powerport edition, are they rare, sought after or worth more? Any information would be greatly appreciated.



09-01-2012, 9:17 PM
Maybe $650-700.

Probably closer to $650

09-01-2012, 9:26 PM
Thanks. Is the Power Port anything worth going after?

09-01-2012, 11:27 PM
"powerport" is just the factory name for a ported barrel.

Some folks like them, some hate them.

Personally, I'm in the "meh" catagory in that I don't care either way.

The only way I could see that version being worth extra on the used market is if it is unfired.

09-02-2012, 6:27 AM
I'de think the going rate would be higher than $650 for the fact it is a pre-lock version, in addition to the power port.

c good
09-02-2012, 6:33 AM
Power Port isn't that big of a plus in this barrel length. The 6 inch barrel doesn't really need it IMHO. It's noisy, and makes cleaning a chore. $650-$700 is a fair price. HTH c good

09-02-2012, 1:44 PM
Got if for $425 with a 2 gun carry case and a Hops silicon gun rag.

Thanks folks!


Shapes And Colors
09-02-2012, 1:57 PM
Got if for $425 with a nice gun case and an oiled gun rag.

Thanks folks!


Now that's a good deal. Enjoy!

09-02-2012, 3:30 PM

c good
09-02-2012, 5:26 PM
Got if for $425 with a nice gun case and an oiled gun rag.

Thanks folks!


Well, Shix....that's a great deal! Congrats.... Wear good eye and ear protection. The Power Port barks loud and occasionally will blast hot gas in your face. Also, be kind to your neighbor when shooting this. Make sure everyone you're shooting with is well behind your muzzle with eye and ear protection, especially if you don't have partitions between you. This info is from first hand experience because I own one. Enjoy....c good

09-02-2012, 6:37 PM
Okay, here are a couple of photos.

I have been wanting for a high powered handgun (44 Magnum or 10mm) just in case I ran into a Bear or something, you know how often that can happen in the big City, lolz. I spent about an hour cleaning and detailing it, removed the 2 blemishes and the gun look better than expected!

The back story, my friend just happened to bring this by yesterday, never said anything about it until he was here and asked if I was interested. I thought, wow this could work, and it's a lot cheaper than the alternative I was considering (Delta Elite 10mm).

Thanks for the support folks!


c good
09-02-2012, 7:15 PM
Very Nice....thanks for the pics.

09-02-2012, 9:29 PM
I sold one earlier this year for $850

09-02-2012, 9:35 PM
That's good to know, but please don't tell my Wife.


09-02-2012, 10:05 PM
i'm glad that the 4" s&w 500 has a power port. otherwise, i probably would not enjoy shooting it.

09-02-2012, 10:33 PM
I don't know anything about the 500 Magnum, just looked it up and that thing has nearly three times the power of a 44 Magnum, which is crazy, you could take down a Dinosaur with one of those!


09-03-2012, 12:37 AM
I have a J-frame 642 Pro that has the Power Port. It's chambered for .38spl and the barrel measures just over 2". I've shot a few other J-frames including the Airweight and the porting is nice on my steel framed gun. Shooting when lighting is low does create a bit of a "fireball" when shooting most ammo but self-defense ammo doesn't have this problem.

09-03-2012, 2:01 AM
I have a 3" 629 with a power port. Yeah, it's a beast.

11-27-2012, 4:03 PM
Finally got to shoot the 629 Powerport for the first time today.

Very easy to shoot, extremely accurate, at 15ft hit, 6 rounds within 1 inch pretty easily (off hand/single action). I expected the thing to kick like a bull, even less kick than a full load 357.

I was shooting 240gr SWC by Load-X, ran 50 rounds through it, had some staining afters that I couldn't remove, which tells me the gun may of had 50 or less rounds through from the previous 2 owners (the last owner stated he shot 6 rounds through it). Quite Happy.


c good
11-27-2012, 4:19 PM
Just now getting that out to the range! You have the patience of a Saint! Thanks for the update and pics. That's still a great deal no matter how you slice it! Congrats. c good

11-27-2012, 4:46 PM
Yeah funny I know. I've been to the range maybe 4 or 5 times, I was either finishing up with other guns, had to qualify (twice) or I was shooting other guns that I hadn't shot yet, like the awesome Beretta 92A1. I also stopped to do a 9mm camparo which can be found here: 9mm Shootout: BHP vs 92A1 vs SP-01 vs P-01 (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=643906)

Once I shoot a gun, I like to work out any issues, shoot it 2 or 3 times in a row so I don't have to clean as much.

The life of a busy man,


11-27-2012, 8:58 PM
I rented a power port and a non-ported and fired them side by side with 240 gr jhp. The difference in recoil was quite noticeable.