Product Review     

Week of May 19, 2014

S&W Guns, Holsters & Lasers

Smith & Wesson Governor Revolver

Smith & Wesson K-Frame .357 Magnum

Smith & Wesson First L-Frame .44 Magnum

Smith & Wesson M&P BODYGUARD 380

Smith & Wesson Performance Center 460XVR Revolver

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 629 .44 Magnum

Galco Paddle Lite Holster for S&W BODYGUARD 380

Crimson Trace Laser for Governor

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Smith & Wesson Governor Revolver

Now in Popular Matte Silver Finish

SKU: 160410

Smith & Wesson announced the release of a new Governor revolver available in a matte silver finish. Offering six rounds of customizable response, the Governor reflects the company’s rich history of revolver manufacturing and dedication to the personal protection market.

 

Refinished by popular demand, the new Smith & Wesson matte silver Governor is a multi-caliber revolver that will shoot three different rounds and serves as a perfect self-defense gun. Named the Governor for its authoritative appearance and specialized features, this new revolver provides consumers with an essential tool for self-defense needs. The Governor is designed to shoot either .410 2-½" shotshell, .45 ACP or .45 Colt.

 

The new Governor features a patented, heat-treated scandium alloy frame with stainless steel cylinder. The six-shot revolver also features a snag-free front sight, a shock-absorbing grip, plus 2-shot and 6-shot moon clips for the .45ACP. The single/double action revolver has a 2.75" barrel and an unloaded weight of 29.6 oz. Accurate, rugged and reliable, the Governor is further enhanced by Smith & Wesson’s renowned smooth double-action and crisp single-action trigger pull.

 

As with all Smith & Wesson revolvers, the matte silver Governor comes standard with Smith & Wesson’s lifetime service policy.

 

Features Include:

Snag-Free Black Ramp Front Sight

Patented, Heat Treated Scandium Alloy Frame

Shock Absorbing Grip

6-Round Capacity

 

Specifications;

(3) 2-Shot Moon Clips and (2) Full Moon Clips

Included for .45 ACP

Caliber: .410 Shotshell, .45 ACP & .45 Colt

Capacity: 6 Rounds

Single/Double Action

Barrel Length: 2.75” (6.9 cm)

Front Sight: Black Ramp

Rear Sight: Fixed

Synthetic Grips

Weight: 29.6 oz. (839.2 g)

Overall Length: 8.5” (21.6 cm)

Frame: Scandium Alloy

Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel

Finish: Matte Silver

 

800-331-0852    qa@smith-wesson.com  

 

www.smith-wesson.com

 

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 629 .44 Magnum Revolver

Provides new hunting option

SKU: 170334

Smith & Wesson Corp. announced the release of the new Model 629 .44 Magnum revolver. Designed as the ultimate hunting package for those who want the performance of a .44 Magnum cartridge and the hand-tuned precision from the famed Smith & Wesson Performance Center, the new Model 629 revolver delivers on all accounts.

 

For dedicated handgun hunters and .44 Magnum enthusiasts, the Performance Center Model 629 delivers a 6-shot stainless steel revolver with an 8-3/8" fluted barrel. The revolver is standard with an unfluted cylinder as well as two Picatinny-style equipment rails placed on the top of the frame and in front of the cylinder extractor rod. The Performance Center 629 also has a glass bead finish, chrome teardrop hammer, chrome trigger with stop, custom wood grips, adjustable rear sights with an Orange Glow Blade front sight and a Performance Center hand-tuned action.

 

The M629 is designed to handle the heavier .44 Magnum loads as well as the lightest .44 Special loads. The revolver has an overall length of 14 inches and an unloaded weight of 59 ounces, making it a perfect companion in any hunting situation.

 

Averaging over 23 years of service in the historic Performance Center, the master gunsmiths at Smith & Wesson continue to develop hand-cut, hand-fitted and hand-tuned revolvers with an unmatched level of precision. Known throughout the industry for their uncompromising dedication, experience and meticulous production techniques, the Performance Center continues to bring about new revolver innovations appreciated by the most serious shooters, hunters and collectors.

 

Features Include:

Fluted Barrel

Chrome Teardrop Hammer

Chrome Trigger with Stop

Picatinny-Style Equipment Rail

Picatinny-Style Sight Rail

PC Tuned Action

 

Specifications;

Caliber: .44 Magnum/.44 Special

Capacity: 6 Rounds

Single/Double Action

Barrel Length: 8.375” (21.3 cm)

Front Sight: Orange Glow Blade

Rear Sight: Adjustable

Grip: Custom Wood

Weight: 59.0 oz. (1,672.7 g)

Overall Length: 14.0” (35.6 cm)

Frame Material: Stainless Steel

Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel

Finish: Glass Bead

 

800-331-0852    qa@smith-wesson.com  

 

www.smith-wesson.com

 

Smith & Wesson K-Frame .357 Magnum

First introduced in 1970, now back

SKU: 162662

Smith & Wesson Corp. has re-introduced of the Model 66 Combat Magnum. Originally produced from 1970 to 2005 the Model 66 has a reputation for being easy to handle, accurate, reliable and time tested.

 

The K-Frame revolver, chambered in .357 Magnum, features a stainless steel frame and cylinder and a glass bead finish. The Model 66 has a 4.25” barrel, and an overall length of 9.6". The revolver has an unloaded weight of 36 .6 oz and comes equipped with a red ramp front sight and an adjustable white outline rear sight. The Model 66 also features synthetic grips, ball-detent lock up, full top strap barrel serrations and a 2-piece barrel.

 

The Model 66 has a 6-shot capacity cylinder and will handle both .357 Magnum rounds and the lighter .38 Special rounds. The revolver comes standard with Smith & Wesson’s lifetime service policy.

 

Features Include:

Caliber: .357 Magnum

.38 S&W Special +P

 

Specifications;

Capacity: 6 Rounds

Single/Double Action

Barrel Length: 4.25” (10.8 cm)

Front Sight: Red Ramp

Rear Sight: White Outline, Adjustable

Grip: Synthetic

Weight: 36.6 oz. (1,037.6 g)

Overall Length: 9.6875” (24.6 cm)

Frame Material: Stainless Steel

Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel

Finish: Glass Bead

 

800-331-0852    qa@smith-wesson.com  

 

www.smith-wesson.com

 

Galco Paddle Lite Holster for S&W BODYGUARD 380

The new Paddle Lite holster fuses some of the best features of the tremendously successful Carry Lite series of holsters with Galco’s paddle design.

Galco has once again created a concealment holster that is reasonably priced yet extremely comfortable and efficient. Featuring Galco’s patented belt-lock copolymer injection molded paddle, the Paddle Lite is very secure, yet easy to remove and replace without removing the belt.

Riding high and close to the body with a butt-forward cant, it offers both good concealment and a fast, easy draw. The thumb break retention strap combines security with a simple and quick release.

 

Features Include;

Premium Center Cut Steerhide

Color Black

Fits Belts to 1¾"

Butt forward cant

 

The Paddle Lite is just one of four Galco holsters available for the S&W BODYGUARD 380

 

For product search by gun model: Galco gun model list

With the rise of “shall issue” concealed carry laws throughout the country, hundreds of thousands of lawfully armed citizens have chosen Galco to carry their defensive handguns. With holsters for every practical carry position and holster handbags for female gun carriers, Galco has become the choice of law-abiding Americans who prefer to go armed.

 

About $37.95

 

800) USGALCO (874-2526

 

www.usgalco.com 

 

Check out the company web site, for easy search by gun model, type or with Laser grips; it’s a great site, easy to use and full of options and variations to cover just about all brands and/or types of hand guns.

 

800) USGALCO (874-2526

www.usgalco.com 

Smith & Wesson M&P BODYGUARD 380

Subcompact Self-Defense Pistol

SKU: 109381

Smith & Wesson Corp. has introduced the new M&P BODYGUARD 380. Combining popular M&P characteristics with existing BODYGUARD features, the new M&P BG380 offers consumers a uniquely engineered, lightweight self-defense pistol.

 

Compact, sleek and ergonomic, the M&P BG380 pistol benefits from new fish scale serrations on the rear of the slide for ease of use and like other M&P center-fire pistols, ships complete with two magazines (finger groove and flat butt plate). Chambered for .380 ACP, the lightweight sub-compact pistol features a high-strength polymer frame with a black, Maximum Corrosion Resistant (MCR) coated stainless steel slide and barrel. The new M&P BG380 is standard with a 2 ¾" barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 5 ¼" and an unloaded weight of only 11.85 oz. The new M&P BG380 is furnished without a laser sight and is instead standard with stainless steel drift adjustable sights.

 

Additional standard features include a rapid second-strike capability, ergonomic grip, external takedown lever and slide stop, and a manual thumb safety. The new M&P BODYGUARD 380 has a 6+1 capacity and comes standard with Smith & Wesson’s lifetime service policy.

 

Features Include:

Stainless Steel Drift Adjustable Sights

Two Magazines Included (Finger Groove and Flat Butt Plate)

Ergonomic Grip

High-Strength Polymer Frame

External Takedown Lever & Slide Stop

Manual Thumb Safety

Double Action Fire Control (2nd Strike Capability)

Stainless Steel Barrel & Slide

 

Specifications;

Sub Compact Frame

Caliber: .380 Auto

Double Action Only (Hammer Fired)

Capacity: 6+1 Rounds

Barrel Length: 2.75” (7.0 cm)

Front Sight: Stainless Steel Drift Adjustable

Rear Sight: Stainless Steel Drift Adjustable

Overall Length: 5.25” (13.3 cm)

Grip: Polymer

Weight: 12.0 oz. (340.2 g)

Barrel Material: Stainless Steel

Slide Material: Stainless Steel

Frame Material: Polymer

Finish: Matte Black

 

800-331-0852    qa@smith-wesson.com  

 

www.smith-wesson.com

 

Smith & Wesson Performance Center 460XVR Revolver

SKU: 170350

Smith & Wesson Corp. has announced the release of a new 460XVR built by the legendary Performance Center master gunsmiths on the durable Smith & Wesson X-Frame. A true multi-caliber and multi-purpose revolver, the new 460XVR provides hunters and shooters alike with a versatile revolver full of custom features.

 

The new Performance Center 460XVR is a 5-shot revolver chambered in the powerful .460 S&W Magnum. The revolver features a 3 ½" barrel, an unfluted stainless steel cylinder, HI-VIZ fiber optic green front sight, and an adjustable rear sight. The revolver has a stainless steel frame, glass bead finish, a chrome trigger with stop, a chrome teardrop hammer and a Performance Center hand-tuned action. With an overall length of 10" and an unloaded weight of 59.5 oz, this compact .460 S&W Magnum is a welcome companion while in the pursuit of dangerous game.

 

Averaging over 23 years of service in the historic Performance Center, the master gunsmiths at Smith & Wesson continue to develop hand-cut, hand-fitted and hand-tuned revolvers with an unmatched level of precision. Known throughout the industry for their uncompromising dedication, experience and meticulous production techniques, the Performance Center continues to bring about new revolver innovations appreciated by the most serious shooters, hunters and collectors.

 

The new Performance Center Model 460XVR is backed by Smith & Wesson’s lifetime service policy.

 

Features Include:

Unfluted Cylinder

Chrome Teardrop Hammer

Chrome Trigger with Stop

PC Tuned Action

 

Specifications;

Caliber: .460 S&W Magnum

Capacity: 5 Rounds

Single/Double Action

Barrel Length: 3.5” (8.9 cm)

Front Sight: HI-VIZ® Fiber Optic Green

Rear Sight: Adjustable

Grip: Synthetic

Weight: 59.5 oz. (1,686.8 g)

Overall Length: 10” (25.4 cm)

Frame Material: Stainless Steel

Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel

Finish: Glass Bead

 

800-331-0852   qa@smith-wesson.com  

 

www.smith-wesson.com

 

 

Smith & Wesson First L-Frame .44 Magnum

SKU: 162069

Smith & Wesson Corp. has introduced Model 69 Combat Magnum, the first L-Frame .44 Magnum revolver produced by the company in their 160 plus year history. Once known as the most powerful handgun in the world the .44 Magnum is world renown for its versatility and accuracy and has been a staple in the Smith & Wesson lineup since 1956.

 

The 5-shot, L-Frame .44 magnum revolver will also handle .44 Special loads with ease and features a stainless steel frame and cylinder with a glass bead finish. The Model 69 has a 4.25" barrel, and an overall length of 9.75". The revolver has an unloaded weight of 37.2 oz and comes equipped with a red ramp front sight and an adjustable white outline rear sights. The Model 69 also features synthetic grips, ball-detent lock up, full top strap barrel serrations and a 2-piece barrel.

 

The .44 Magnum revolver is furnished with Smith & Wesson’s lifetime warranty, offering consumers a truly one-of-a-kind firearm they will be enjoyed for generations.

 

Features Include:

Full Top Strap and Barrel Serration

Ball-Detent Lock-Up

2-Piece Barrel

 

Specifications;

Caliber: .44 Magnum/ .44 Special

Capacity: 5 Rounds

Single/Double Action

Barrel Length: 4.25” (10.8 cm)

Front Sight: Red Ramp

Rear Sight: White Outline, Adjustable

Grip: Synthetic

Weight: 37.2 oz. (1,054.6 g)

Overall Length: 9.75” (24.8 cm)

Frame Material: Stainless Steel

Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel

Finish: Glass Bead

 

800-331-0852   qa@smith-wesson.com  

 

www.smith-wesson.com

 

Crimson Trace Laser for Governor

LG-306 laser sights for Smith & Wesson Governors and K & L-Frame revolvers with round butts feature a comfortable rubber overmold on the Lasergrips that is slimmed down for concealed carry ease. The laser activation switch is located in the front of the revolver, making activation "instinctive" when you assume a normal firing grip on the revolver.

 

Laser grips are easy to install, and comfortable to shoot with; help nail the target.  To find a laser for your handgun, go to www.crimsontrace.com/

 

Features Include:

Color - Black

Factory sighted at 50'

Battery type: 2 #3032

Battery Life over 4 hours

Dot size: 0.50 at 50'

3 year warranty

Adjustable windage & elevation

Master On/Off Switch

Batteries for life

 

About $239.00

 

customer@crimsontrace.com   800-442-2406

 

www.crimsontrace.com/    

 

 

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