SHOT Show 2019 – The Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 442 double-action revolver is perfectly tuned for concealed carry and comes factory-issued with Crimson Trace's LG-105 Lasergrips
The new Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 442 is a lightweight J-Frame revolver added this year to the Smith & Wesson Performance Center's growing line of unique concealed carry revolvers.
The Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 442 revolver retains the popular internal hammer design that is ideal for every day carry, providing a snag-free draw and quick holstering; also included are a number of hallmark Performance Center enhancements, including a sleek two-tone finish, high-polished features, and Crimson Trace lasergrips.
Tony Miele, General Manager of the Performance Center, said, «For over 50 years, the J-frame revolver has provided firearm owners with an excellent personal protection firearm, designed to be lightweight and well suited for concealed carry. The new Performance Center Model 442 builds upon that heritage while delivering Performance Center enhancements designed to enrich the shooting experience. Shipping from the factory with Crimson Trace Lasergrips, the Performance Center Model 442 is a fantastic choice for concealed carry.»
Designed for concealed carry, the Smith & Wesson 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 Special and fully capable to handle long-term use of +P loads, the Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 442 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.
Built around a lightweight alloy frame, the Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 422 revolver weighs in at only 15 ounces (425,2 grams); merely 6.3"/16cm long overall, features such as 1.875" (4,8 cm) stainless steel barrel and a snag-free enclosed hammer make it perfect for deep concealment or pocket carry.
The internal lock – a key operated safety feature found on many other Smith & Wesson revolvers, allowing users to render their firearms inoperable for safe storage – is not featured on this model.