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Smith & Wesson 642 Performance Center .38Spl+P
Smith & Wesson Performance Center Airweight: Model 642 .38 Special+P 170348
Smith & Wesson 642 Performance Center .38 Special+P (170348)

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Lightweight Personal Defense. The Smith & Wesson 642 Airweight is a is a hammerless Performance Center revolver that reduces weight by way of an aluminum alloy frame. It is hand-cut, hand fit, and fine tuned for absolute precision.

Chambered for the .38 Special cartridge, it has a five shot cylinder and barrel liner that are constructed out of stainless steel. It is rated for +P ammunition, which makes it a handful when shooting more than a cylinder or two. But there’s no reason to shoot lots of hot, duty-type ammo through this small revolver.

The gun's purpose is simple- it was designed to save your life in an emergency. It is specifically geared toward the concealed carry market, an area where it has served with distinction for several decades.

The 642 is lightweight, compact, easy to carry, easy to draw, easy to use and enjoys an excellent power-to-weight ratio. The Smith & Wesson Airweight is celebrated for its reliability, while remaining one of the best carry revolvers ever made.

For those that question the practicality of a revolver, keep in mind they don't jam- up, stovepipe, fail to feed or extract. Compared to semi-autos, revolvers are not only more reliable mechanically, but they are also more forgiving with operator error, and are much simpler to operate under stress.

With revolvers, there’s no chance of limp-wristing or creating a stoppage. There's no magazine to accidentally release and no slide movement to impair the action (if blocked, if ejected shells bounce back into the ejection port, etc.).

Loading and unloading are much easier, and accomplished by using gravity to drop rounds directly into the cylinder, versus the wrestling match new shooter's often experience attempting to push rounds into a magazine under spring tension. In addition, revolvers aren't picky about the types of ammo they fire.

When encountering misfires, rather than highly skilled clearance drills required to get a semi- auto back on line, revolvers only require that an operator squeeze the trigger again.

More importantly, revolvers are capable of firing while remaining completely concealed. Auto's require sufficient distance from objects like clothing to cycle properly. Yes, basic gun handling skills prevent some of the operator-induced mistakes that can cripple a semi-auto. However, these type of errors are practically non- existent on revolvers.

The Smith & Wesson 642 Airweight is outfitted with a 1.875" barrel and weighs in at just under 1- pound. Notwithstanding its snub- nose barrel, this revolver shoots remarkably straight.

It has a slip resistant rubber grip that help maintain control when firing. Moreover, the 642 is a snag- free hammerless double action only design.

Without a hammer spur, the sleeker profile provides a smooth draw from concealment and while re- holstering. It will also not collect lint or debris between the hammer and firing pin like traditional double action revolvers.

Although the Airweight sports a heavy double action trigger, it remains safe in all concealed carry conditions. Overall, the Smith & Wesson 642 Performance Center is a precision instrument that features an enhanced action from one of the world's most acclaimed custom shops. It has been hand cut, fit and fine tuned to provide the ultimate in a reliable self- defense package.
Performance Center Tuned Action
Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Frame
Stainless Steel Barrel & Cylinder
Snag- Free Hammerless Design
Rated for +P Ammunition (high velocity)
Caliber: .38 Special+P
Capacity: 5- Round
Finish: Silver Anodized
Barrel Length: 1.875"
Action: Double Only
Sights: Fixed Notch Rear, Integral Front Sight
Weight: 15 ozs.
Grips: Custom Wood Grip
Warranty: Lifetime

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