Smith & Wesson Adds Lasergrip Performance Center Model 442

Smith & Wesson Adds Lasergrip Performance Center Model 442

Outfitted with Crimson Trace LG-105 Lasergrips, the Performance Center Model 442 is ready for low-light duty.

How the Model 442 is set up for concealed carry:

  • 1.875-inch barrel
  • Lightweight aluminum alloy frame
  • Crimson Trace LG-105 Lasergrips
  • .38 Special +P rating 

Smith & Wesson Model 442

Smith & Wesson has expanded its dog faithful J-Frame revolver line, introducing the Performance Center Model 442 with Crimson Trace LG-105 Lasergrips. The five-round .38 Special’s laser sight is as intuitive as can be, activating with normal grip pressure and providing fast target acquisition in low-light situations. This is the second 442 to make its appearance in the Performance Center and comes with everything you’d expect out of a pro-level revolver, including lightweight aluminum alloy frame, 1.875-inch stainless steel barrel, carbon steel cylinder, enclosed hammer and +P rating. It’s also a bit of a looker, given its two-tone finish. The MSRP of the Performance Center Model 442 with Crimson Trace LG-105 Lasergrips is $742.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (January 10, 2019) – Performance Center announced today that it has added a new, lightweight J-frame revolver to its growing line of unique concealed carry revolvers. The new Performance Center Model 442 revolver features the popular internal hammer design that is ideal for every day carry, providing a snag-free draw and quick holstering. This new revolver includes a number of hallmark Performance Center enhancements, including a sleek two-tone finish, high-polished features, Crimson Trace LG-105 Lasergrips, and a Performance Center Tuned Action.

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 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.

The Performance Center Model 442 revolver has an MSRP of $742.

Model 442 Specs:
Caliber: 38 S&W SPECIAL +P
Capacity: 5
Barrel Length: 1.875″ / 4.8 cm
Overall Length: 6.3″
Action: Double Action Only
Grip: Crimson Trace LG-105 Lasergrips
Weight: 15.0 oz / 425.2g
Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel
Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy

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