Here comes the boom! The Smith & Wesson Model 350 brings large-frame revolver performance, via the popular .350 Legend cartridge. This wheelgun puts a new X-Frame revolver in play for hunting in straight-wall cartridge states and areas.
Smith & Wesson Model 350
The .350 Legend debuted a couple of years ago, helping to drive the market of new straight-wall case cartridges specifically for hunting. Now Smith & Wesson doubles down on the trend, brining a new X-Frame revolver aimed squarely at deer hunters in straight-wall states. The Model 350 becomes S&W’s first revolver chambered in the cartridge.
The Model 350TM comprises a double-action/single-action revolver, built from stainless steel. It comes with a 7.5-inch, ported barrel, wearing a red ramp front sight and adjustable rear sight. A Hogue rubber overmolded grip helps provide solid purchase. The cylinder holds seven rounds, while moon clips help facilitate loading and unloading.
“The 350 Legend is one of the flattest shooting straight-walled cartridges on the market today,” said John Myles, Senior Manager of New Products, Smith & Wesson. “It is great for medium-sized game and especially whitetail hunting. If you’re looking for a hunting revolver, the Model 350 is it.”
The Model 350 retails for $1,599. For even more info, please visit smith-wesson.com.
Smith & Wesson Model 350 Features
- Model: 350
- Chambered in 350 Legend.
- Double Action/Single Action revolver.
- 7-Round Capacity.
- Stainless Steel Frame, Fluted Cylinder and 7.5″ Ported Barrel.
- Red Ramp Front Sight and Adjustable Rear Sight System.
- Overall Length of 13.5″ and Weight of 71.5 oz.
For those that don’t know, the straight-walled cartridge movement is here to stay. In certain states and hunting area, centerfire hunting season defines only the use of straight-walled cartridges or shotgun slugs. So it restricts the use of many traditional bolt-action rifles chambering cartridges such as .30-06 or .308 Win. But the Winchester developed the .350 Legend and other ammo companies followed. And this bad boy drastically improves performance and downrange energy delivered via a cartridge that fits these restrictive rules.
Smith & Wesson gives handgun hunters a really cool opportunity here. Pair one cartridge with your long gun, or simply get another good thumper for your handgun hunting pursuits. Built on the legendary S&W X-Frame, this should make for the kind of hunting gun to be passed down for generations.