Product Review                  

Week of September 19, 2005

Smith & Wesson Guns

 

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Smith & Wesson Model 22A (style 1)

Black Stainless Slide with Polished Sides

Springfield, Mass. – One of the most popular small game hunting handguns is the Smith & Wesson Model 22A. This .22 LR semi-automatic is now available in two new styles including a black barrel and slide or a black stainless slide with polished sides of the barrel and slide.

 

The Single Action Model 22A comes standard with a 5-1/2-inch barrel and weighs 32 ounces. The pistol features a ten-round magazine with one round in the chamber. Built with an alloy frame and stainless steel materials, this firearm requires minimal cleaning along with a tool-less takedown. Soft touch rubber grips and an ambidextrous magazine release ensure easy handling. A full-length sight bridge with integral weaver style optics mount provides the shooter with pinpoint accuracy.

 

Specifications

Model: 22A

Product Code: 107437

Frame Size: Large

Caliber: .22 LR

Capacity: 10+1 Rounds

Action: Single Action

Barrel Length: 5-1/2”

Front Sight: HI-VIZ “Light Gathering” Green Dot

Rear Sight: Adjustable

Grip: Rubber Target Grip

Weight: 32.0 oz.

Material: Alloy Frame, Stainless Steel Slide/Barrel

Finish: Black with Polished Sides

 

Special Features:

Target Grip, Full Length Sight Bridge,

Integral Weaver Style Optics Mount

 

The Model 22A with black barrel and slide features a black blade front sight and an adjustable rear sight while the other features a HI-VIZ front sight.

 

For more information or the location of the nearest Smith & Wesson Authorized Dealer call or visit the Smith & Wesson web site.

 

    

 

800-331-0852                   www.smith-wesson.com

 

Smith & Wesson Model 1911

Performance Center .45 ACP Glass Bead and .45 ACP Glass Bead with Polished Sides

Springfield, Mass. –The Smith & Wesson Performance Center brings venerable 1911 to a new level of craftsmanship. The Model SW1911 is available in two models.  The first model is available in a matte glass bead and the second model is designed with polished flats on the slide and frame.

 

Both models, in .45 ACP, are Single Action pistols with 5-inch barrels. The pistols feature a Doug Koenig speed hammer, lightweight match trigger with over travel stop, black dovetail front sight and a micro-adjustable black rear target sight.

 

The pistols are manufactured with a hand lapped and fitted barrel, frame and slide. The hand polished and fitted barrel bushing and feed ramp contribute to accurate and dependable shooting as well. These SW1911s also feature a full-length guide rod for better overall performance. An ambidextrous frame safety, oversized magazine well extension and external extractor are standard.

 

Avid shooters will appreciate the crisp 3.5 to 4-pound trigger pull. The pistols feature wine laminate, fully checkered grips and 30 LPI frame front strap. These 41-ounce pistols are packaged with two 8-round magazines.

 

Specifications

Frame Size: Large

Caliber: .45 ACP

Capacity: 8+1 Rounds

Action: Single Action

Barrel Length: 5”

Hammer: Doug Koenig Speed Hammer

Trigger: Lightweight Match with Overtravel Stop

Front Sight: Black Dovetail

Rear Sight: Micro Adjustable Black

Grip: Wine Laminate Fully Checkered

Weight: 41.0 oz.

Finish: Glassbead with Polished Sides

Material: Stainless Steel

 

Special Features:

Oversized External Extractor,

Full Length Guide Rod,

Oversized Magazine

Well Extension

 

For more information or the location of the nearest Smith & Wesson Authorized Dealer call or visit the Smith & Wesson web site.

 

    

 

800-331-0852                    www.smith-wesson.com

 

Smith & Wesson Model 22A (style 2)

Black Barrel and Slide

 

Specifications

Model: 22A

Product Code: 107412

Frame Size: Large

Caliber: .22 LR

Capacity: 10+1 Rounds

Action: Single Action

Barrel Length: 5-1/2”

Front Sight: Black Blade

Rear Sight: Adjustable

Grip: Plastic with Rubber Overmold

Weight: 32.0 oz.

Finish: Black Barrel and Slide, Grey Frame

Material: Alloy Frame, Stainless Steel Slide

 

Special Features:

Adjustable Target Grip,

Full Length Sight Bridge,

Integral Weaver Style Optics Mount

 

For more information or the location of the nearest Smith & Wesson Authorized Dealer call or visit the Smith & Wesson web site.

 

    

800-331-0852                       www.smith-wesson.com

 

Smith & Wesson Model 1911

Performance Center

Doug Koenig .38 Super Professional Series

Springfield, Mass. –The  Smith & Wesson Performance Center in collaboration with Doug Koenig has added a new level of craftsmanship to the 1911. Together they have continued the tradition of the 100-year old original with the latest in firearm development.

 

The Doug Koenig model is a Single Action .38 Super with a 5-inch barrel. The stainless steel handgun features hand lapped and fitted barrel, frame and slide. The hand fit barrel and bushing contribute to accurate and dependable shooting. The pistol comes standard with a Performance Center style slide with glass bead and satin stainless two-tone finish, 30 LPI front strap checkering, oversize magazine well extension and oversize external extractor. Competitors will appreciate this pistol’s crisp 3.5 to 4-pound trigger pull and competition match trigger with over travel stop.

 

The pistol holds ten rounds in the magazine plus one in the chamber. The .38 Super pistol is designed with a Doug Koenig Speed Hammer, full length guide rod and “Doug Koenig” logo on smooth black micarta grips. A black dovetail front sight and micro

adjustable black rear sight are featured on this 41.5-ounce pistol. The pistol is a true competition ready gun.

 

Specifications

Frame Size: Large

Caliber: .38 Super

Capacity: 10+1 Rounds

Action: Single Action

Barrel Length: 5”

Hammer: Doug Koenig Speed Hammer

Trigger: Competition Match with Overtravel Stop

Front Sight: Black Dovetail

Rear Sight: Micro Adjustable Black

Grip: DK Logo Smooth Black Micarta

Weight: 41.5 oz.

Finish: Glassbead with Satin Stainless Sides

Material: Stainless Steel

 

Special Features:

Oversize External Extractor,

Full Length Guide Rod,

Competition Magazine

Well Extension,

Crisp 3.5 - 4 lbs. Trigger Pull,

30 LPI Frontstrap Checkering

 

For more information or the location of the nearest Smith & Wesson Authorized Dealer call or visit the Smith & Wesson web site.

 

           

 

800-331-0852                  www.smith-wesson.com

 

Smith & Wesson Model 945

Now Catalog Available

Springfield, Mass. – The Smith & Wesson Performance Center's Model 945, previously available only from selected distributors, is now available as a regular catalog item. A tradition of superior craftsmanship and innovation is continued with this competition accurate .45 ACP.

 

The stainless steel Model 945 has a glass bead finish with polished sides. Custom features include hand-lapped and fitted barrel, frame and slide. The hand polished and fitted spherical barrel bushing and feed ramp contribute to accurate and dependable shooting. The Single Action Model 945 has a 5-inch barrel and weighs 40.5 ounces.

 

A serrated match hammer and a competition match trigger with over travel stop are included. Shooters will appreciate this pistol’s crisp 3.5 to 4-pound trigger pull, beveled magazine well and ambidextrous thumb safety. The Model 945 features custom front and rear slide serrations, a dovetail black blade front sight and micro adjustable black rear target sight.

 

This large frame pistol has match grade magazines with 8-round capacities. Hogue black/silver checkered laminate grips have been added for enhanced appearance and no-slip handling.

 

Specifications

Frame Size: Large

Caliber: .45 ACP

Capacity: 8+1 Rounds

Action: Single Action

Barrel Length: 5”

Hammer: Serrated Match

Trigger: Competition Match with

Overtravel Stop

Front Sight: Dovetail Black Blade

Rear Sight: Micro Adjustable Black

Grip: Hogue Black/Silver

Checkered Laminate

Weight: 40.5 oz.

Finish: Glassbead, Polished Sides

Material: Stainless Steel

 

Special Features:

Double Slide Serrations,

Titanium Coated,

Hand-Fitted,

Spherical Barrel Bushing,

Ambidextrous Safety,

 

For more information or the location of the nearest Smith & Wesson Authorized Dealer call or visit the Smith & Wesson web site.

 

     

      

800-331-0852                   www.smith-wesson.com

 

Smith & Wesson Model 500 (style 1)

HI-VIZ Front Sight, Interchangeable Compensator

Springfield, Mass. –Smith & Wesson’s massive X-frame Model 500 is the most powerful production revolver available, delivering more than a ton and a quarter of muzzle energy. The 72.5 oz big bore, with an 8-3/8-inch barrel, is an exceptional big game handgun popular for its authoritative power and massive appearance.

 

The Model 500 is now available with two interchangeable compensators along with an optional HI-VIZ red dot front sight.

All the original X-Frame features found on the other Model 500s are retained including a Single/Double Action with a 5-round capacity cylinder. The Model 500 is constructed of stainless steel with a satin stainless finish.

 

The 500 S&W Magnum has an overall length of 15”. The frame is drilled and tapped for easy optics installation. For maximum strength, accuracy and performance, the Model 500 features a strong ball and detent cylinder lock up, solid ejector rod and two-piece barrel design.

 

Specifications

Frame Size: X-Large

Caliber: .500 S&W Magnum

Capacity: 5 Rounds

Action: Single/Double Action

Barrel Length: 8-3/8” including

1” Removable Compensator

Front Sight: HI-VIZ “Light Gathering” Red Dot/

Interchangeable Ramp

Rear Sight: Adjustable

Grip: Rubber

Weight: 72.5 oz.

Overall Length: 14-3/4”

Finish: Satin Stainless

Material: Stainless Steel

 

For more information or the location of the nearest Smith & Wesson Authorized Dealer call or visit the Smith & Wesson web site.

 

    

 

800-331-0852                   www.smith-wesson.com

 

Smith & Wesson Model 432PD

Crimson Trace Lasergrips

Springfield, Mass. – Smith & Wesson has reintroduced a small, Springfield lightweight concealed carry/personal protection handgun for the recoil conscious person. The Model 432PD Airweight with hammerless design is now available with the rapid target acquisition of Crimson Trace lasergrips.

 

Crimson Trace lasergrips enhance the shooter’s performance and reduce the chances of missed shots when low light and

movement are involved. Crimson Trace’s laser-aiming devices are used around the world by law enforcement agencies and military divisions. Chambered for the milder recoiling, the .32 H&R Magnum, part of the Smith & Wesson’s Airweight line, is made of aluminum alloy and carbon steel.

 

The Model 432PD weighs only 13.5 oz with a 2” barrel, and is a Double Action only, small frame, six-shot revolver with a non-reflective black matte finish. Low profile fixed sights, combined with a non-exposed hammer, reduces chances of snagging in pocket or purse.

 

Specifications

Frame Size: Small

Caliber: .32 H&R Magnum

Capacity: 6 Rounds

Action: Single/Double Action

Barrel Length: 1-7/8”

Front Sight: Fixed Black Blade

Rear Sight: Fixed

Grip: Crimson Trace

Laser Wraparound

Weight: 13.5 oz.

Finish: Black

Material: Alloy

 

For more information or the location of the nearest Smith & Wesson Authorized Dealer call or visit the Smith & Wesson web site.

 

         

 

800-331-0852                    www.smith-wesson.com

 

Smith & Wesson Model SW9GVE

NATO Green Polymer Frame

Springfield, Mass. – Smith & Wesson introduces a new Sigma, Model SW9GVE in 9mm. The Double Action Only pistol features a NATO green polymer frame and a matte stainless steel matte barrel and slide.

 

The Model SW9GVE weighs 24.7 oz and has a 10 plus 1 or a 16 plus 1 capacity, and has the following features: The pistols come standard with a 4” barrel and have an overall length of 7¼”. A fixed dot front sight and fixed 2-dot rear sight along with an equipment rail for tactical lights or lasers have been added.

 

The Model SW9GVE features a smooth trigger that releases cleanly. Web angle, angle of grasp and trigger reach were all refined to perfect Sigma’s 18 degree state-of-the-art designed polymer grip.

 

Specifications

Model: SW9GVE

120038 - 10+1 Rounds

220038 - 16+1 Rounds

Frame Size: Large

Caliber: 9mm

Capacity: 10+1 Rounds, 16+1 Rounds

Action: Double Action Only

Barrel Length: 4”

Front Sight: Fixed Dot

Rear Sight: Fixed 2-Dot

Grip: Polymer Grips

Weight: 24.7 oz.

Overall Length: 7-1/4”

Finish: NATO Green/Matte Finish

Material: Green Polymer Frame, Stainless

Steel Barrel & Slide

 

For more information or the location of the nearest Smith & Wesson Authorized Dealer call or visit the Smith & Wesson web site.

 

 

800-331-0852                  www.smith-wesson.com

 

Smith & Wesson Model SW40GVE

NATO Green Polymer Frame

Springfield, Mass. – Smith & Wesson introduces a new SW40GVE in .40 S&W. The Double Action Only pistol features a NATO green polymer frame and a matte stainless steel matte barrel and slide.

 

The SW40GVE weighs 24.4 oz and has a 10 plus 1 or 14 plus 1 capacity, and has the following features: The pistol comes standard with a 4” barrel and have an overall length of 7¼”. A fixed dot front sight and fixed 2-dot rear sight along with an equipment rail for tactical lights or lasers have been added.

 

The SW40GVE features a smooth trigger that releases cleanly. Web angle, angle of grasp and trigger reach were all refined to perfect Sigma’s 18 degree state-of-the-art designed polymer grip.

 

Specifications

Model: SW40GVE

120037 - 10+1 Rounds

220037 - 14+1 Rounds

Frame Size: Large

Caliber: .40 S&W

Capacity: 10+1 Rounds, 14+1 Rounds

Action: Double Action Only

Barrel Length: 4”

Front Sight: Fixed Dot

Rear Sight: Fixed 2-Dot

Grip: Polymer Grips

Weight: 24.4 oz.

Overall Length: 7-1/4”

Finish: NATO Green/Matte Finish

Material: Green Polymer Frame, Stainless

Steel Barrel & Slide

 

For more information or the location of the nearest Smith & Wesson Authorized Dealer call or visit the Smith & Wesson web site.

 

 

800-331-0852                    www.smith-wesson.com

 

Smith & Wesson Model 500 (style 2)

Performance Center Compensated Hunter

Springfield, Mass. – The Smith & Wesson Performance Center has reintroduced an edition to the X-frame series of handguns. The Model 500, popular for its authoritative power and massive appearance, has been designed to give the shooter more control.

 

The Model 500 is available with a barrel length of 10½” for increased velocity along with a chromed tear drop hammer and trigger for smooth action. The Model 500 retains the original X-frame features including a Single/Double Action with a five-round capacity cylinder and is constructed of stainless steel with a glassbead finish.

 

A recoil compensator and a Hogue Dual Density Monogrip have been added for increased muzzle control. The 500 S&W Magnum weighs 82 oz. and features a dovetail ramp front sight and an adjustable black rear sight to aid in target alignment. The barrel consists of an integral weaver base for easy optics installation. A Performance Center gun rug and swivel mount bolt sling have also been added.

 

Specifications

Frame Size: X-Frame

Caliber: 500 S&W Magnum

Capacity: 5 Rounds

Action: Single/Double Action

Barrel Length: 10-1/2”

Hammer: Chrome Tear Drop

Trigger: .312” Chrome

Front Sight: Dovetail Ramp

Rear Sight: Adjustable Black

Grip: Hogue Dual Density Monogrip

Weight: 82.0 oz.

Finish: Glassbead

Material: Stainless Steel

 

Special Features:

Recoil Compensator,

Swivel Mount Bolt Sling,

 Integral Weaver

Style Base PC Gun Rug,

Internal Lock

 

For more information or the location of the nearest Smith & Wesson Authorized Dealer call or visit the Smith & Wesson web site.

 

    

 

800-331-0852                      www.smith-wesson.com

 

 


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