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The Smith & Wesson Model 629 Performance Center also known as the Competitor, is a Smith & Wesson Model 629 that features a number of special customizations aimed at competitive shooting sports including (but not limited to) a weighted barrel to reduce recoil, match-grade trigger, and accessory rails for mounting optics.

History[]

Better Call Saul[]

Season 2[]

Mike Ehrmantraut uses the gun to ambush and rob Ximenez Lecerda. ("Nailed")

After his car horn going off non-stop prevents Mike from assassinating Hector Salamanca, Mike approaches his car with the gun drawn, only to find a note simply reading "don't." ("Klick")

Season 3[]

Mike collects the revolver before going after the men who have been tailing him. ("Mabel")

Season 4[]

After agreeing to kill Werner Ziegler, Mike uses his Performance Center to commit the murder. ("Lantern")

Season 5[]

Mike carries the revolver with him when he rescues Jimmy McGill from the Colombian Gang. After finding one of the gang members wounded but still alive, Mike uses the Performance Center to finish him off. ("Bagman")

Season 6[]

Following the death of Lalo Salamanca, Mike packs his Performance Center away in a case. ("Fun and Games")

Trivia[]

  • The Smith & Wesson Model 629 Performance Center is one of Mike Ehrmantraut's most frequently appearing weapons in Better Call Saul. Season 1 is the only season that it doesn't appear in as Mike originally uses a SIG Sauer P225.
    • It appears to act as his preferred sidearm, replacing the P225 that he had used in Season 1 and early Season 2.
  • Much like Mike's sniper rifle, the Performance Center doesn't appear in Breaking Bad despite its frequent appearance in Better Call Saul.
    • Mike uses both weapons in "Bagman".
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