Gun Report

Smith & Wesson 4046 .40 S&W

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This gun, though worn, needed only regular maintenance parts to be ready for action.

Smith & Wesson 4046 .40 S&W

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
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 Double
Trigger Span Double

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The 4046 DAO lacks a decocker lever, but the superb detail of the Gould and Goodrich model 810 holster shows where it would be located.
Right: Our only malfunction occurred when we inadvertently let the slide touch our sandbag support. But to make sure this gun was fully functional we'd replace the recoil spring as well as the magazine springs, and maybe even the magazine followers.

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