For the first time in 20 years, Smith & Wesson’s Model 19 will be available as a catalog item, in both a Classics and Performance Center version. The reintroduction of the amazing Model 19 provides two configurations, chambered in .38 S&W Special +P and .357 Magnum.
Tony Miele, General Manager of the Performance Center, said, “The Model 19 revolver was a popular choice for both law enforcement and civilian customers for nearly 40 years, and after many requests, we’ve decided to reintroduce it to the product line in both Classic and Performance Center models. The Model 19 Classic is designed to replicate the original, while the new Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp features modern revolver innovation and design for today’s shooters.”
The Smith & Wesson Classics series of revolvers have been enhanced with modern internal components, but mimic the look and feel of classic models. The Model 19 Classic revolver features a handsome set of walnut grips, a 4.25″ barrel, a black adjustable rear sight, and red ramp front sight. The revolver dons a highly polished, blued finish and traditional thumb piece for a classic look.
The Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp is designed for concealed carry and includes a tritium front night sight, custom wood and synthetic boot grips, and a 3″ PowerPort™ vented barrel for recoil management. The revolver features a trigger overtravel stop and Performance Center tuned action for a smooth double-action and light single action trigger pull.
Both the Model 19 Classic and the Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp are both chambered in .38 S&W Special +P and .357 Magnum with a 6 round cylinder. The Model 19 Classic is available with an MSRP of $826, the Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp with an MSRP of $1,092, and both come with the Smith & Wesson limited warranty and lifetime service policy.
To learn more about the new Model 19 revolvers and the complete line of Classics and Performance Center firearms, including spec sheets and images, please click here.
About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands. Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.
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