Gun Report

S&W Model 21-4 .44 Special No. 161238

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The 21-4 may be concealable, but we think the necessary upgrade in sights will make this six shooter too expensive. Choices of .44 Special defense rounds are limited.

S&W Model 21-4 .44 Special No. 161238

Gun Details

Manufacturer
Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Recreational
Price
Caliber/Gauge
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Capacity
Weight Unloaded
Warranty
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The old-fashioned front sight was snag free and worked well enough from a bench rest. But for faster acquisition we'd change it out or thin it down.
The frame notch service sight may be safe from wear and tear, but as a tactical sight it is obsolete. A variety of high-visibility low-profile fixed and adjustable units can be blended into the top strap.

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