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Smith & Wesson® J-Frame Revolvers Now Available With LaserMax CenterFire™ Laser Sighting System

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 12, 2015) — Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that select J-Frame Models (Model 642, Model 442, Model 637 and Model 638) are now available with a factory installed LaserMax CenterFire laser sighting system. Adding enhanced versatility to this popular line of small frame revolvers, the new models extend the company’s line of self-defense firearms.

A stable in the Smith & Wesson line since 1952, the J-Frame revolver has served as a trusted backup gun by law enforcement professionals and as a primary self-defense firearm by thousands of licensed permit holders. In January, Smith & Wesson began offering one of its most well-liked revolvers, the Model 642, with a LaserMax CenterFire sighting system. This popular feature is now available on three additional lightweight J-Frame models. The addition of the LaserMax laser sight helps enable positive target acquisition and enhanced accuracy in low-light conditions, making it a valuable accessory for any personal protection firearm.

model-642-lm“The benefits of having a laser sighting system on your personal self-defense firearm are well known,” said Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P Brands. “The combination of a LaserMax system with our popular J-Frame revolver instills added confidence and provides a valuable aiming solution in low-light conditions.”

The factory installed CenterFire laser is custom designed to fit the revolver frame. Located under the bore, the new sight features LaserMax’s signature Controlled Activation™, which enables the user to operate from concealment without revealing his or her position. The LaserMax laser incorporates advanced functionality including improved ambidextrous tap-on/tap-off activation, a 10-minute auto time-out feature and the ability to switch between a solid or pulsed beam.

LaserMaxNew models available with the LaserMax system include the Model 642, Model 442, Model 637 and Model 638.

Model 642 LaserMax
Caliber: 38 S&W Special +P
Capacity: 5 Rounds
Action: Double Action Only
Barrel Length: 1.875″
Overall Length: 6.31″
Weight: 15.5 oz.
Sights: Fixed Front Sight/Integral Rear Sight
Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel
MSRP: $539

Model 442 LaserMax
Caliber: 38 S&W Special +P
Capacity: 5 Rounds
Action: Double Action Only
Barrel Length: 1.875″
Overall Length: 6.31″
Weight: 15.5 oz.
Sights: Fixed Front Sight/Integral Rear Sight
Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
Cylinder Material: Carbon Steel
MSRP: $539

Model 637 LaserMax
Caliber: 38 S&W Special +P
Capacity: 5 Rounds
Action: Single/Double Action
Barrel Length: 1.875″
Overall Length: 6.31″
Weight: 15.5 oz.
Sights: Fixed Front Sight/Integral Rear Sight
Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel
MSRP: $539

Model 638 LaserMax
Caliber: 38 S&W Special +P
Capacity: 5 Rounds
Action: Single/Double Action
Barrel Length: 1.875″
Overall Length: 6.31″
Weight: 15.5 oz.
Sights: Fixed Front Sight/Integral Rear Sight
Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel
MSRP: $539

Contact: Matt Rice
Blue Heron Communications
(800) 654-3766
matt@blueheroncomm.com

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company’s firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™. As an industry leading manufacturer of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning supplies, the company’s accessories division produces innovative, top quality products under Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., including Caldwell® Shooting Supplies, Wheeler® Engineering, Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools, Lockdown® Vault Accessories, and Hooyman™ Premium Tree Saws. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Missouri. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

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