s&w model 442
Smith & Wesson Model 442 Revolver -The Smith & Wesson J-Frame has become the most popular small frame personal defense revolver on the market. Also, with decades of reliable performance to its credit, the J-frame line offers models capable of firing .22 LR, .22 Magnum, .38 S&W Special and the more powerful. However, 357 Magnum loads. Furthermore, smith & Wesson offers these revolvers from our production, M&P, Pro Series, and Classics lines in three diverse hammer designs; internal, exposed and shrouded.
- Purpose: Personal Protection and Professional/Duty
- Alluminum Alloy Frame
- Carbon Steel Cylinder
- Small Internal Hammer Frame
- Made in the USA
S&W Centennial is a family of revolvers made by Smith & Wesson on the “J-Frame”. Depending upon caliber, the cylinder holds either 5 (9mm, .38 spl, .357 magnum), 6 (.32 magnum), 7 (.22 magnum), or 8 (.22 LR), cartridges. Centennials feature a fully enclosed (internal) hammer, which makes them Double Action Only (DAO) firearms. However, like all other “J-frame” Smith & Wesson revolvers, they have a swing-out cylinder. Moreover, centennial models have been made in different versions like PD “Personal Defense”, LS “Lady Smith”, and M&P “Military & Police”
Furthermore, the Smith & Wesson Model 40 originally debuted as the Centennial in 1952 and was renamed the Model 40 in 1957. Also, the Model 40 is chambered in .38 special and has a five-round capacity. However, it is a snub-nose revolver with a 1 7/8-inch barrel. Morover, it is built on Smith & Wesson’s J-frame and weighs 21 oz. empty. Furthermore, the revolver was made with a grip safety as some shooters could not get used to the idea of firing a revolver without cocking the hammer.
Smith & Wesson reintroduced this model in 2007 as a collector’s piece with some models featuring a case hardened finish by Doug Turnbull.
Designed for concealed carry, the Performance Center Model 442 includes a Crimson Trace LG-105 laser grip with red laser for quick target acquisition in less-than-ideal lighting conditions. Chambered in .38 S&W Special +P, this new revolver is double action only with a five round capacity. Additional features include a stainless steel cylinder with high-polished cylinder flutes; a high-polished thumbpiece, plate screws, and trigger; and a Performance Center tuned action for a smoother, lighter trigger pull.
s&w model 442
• Performance CenterTuned Action
• Crimson Trace®LG-105 Lasergrips®with Red Laser