Gun Report

Smith & Wesson Model 10 .38 Special

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In our opinion the Smith & Wesson Model 10 should be a more expensive gun. With an actual market price of around $400, we feel it far outstrips what the casual owner is likely to ask of it.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 .38 Special

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 Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The narrow hammer lowers mass, helping to speed cycling. Rear notch offers good definition in the sights.
Serrated front sight kills glare, offering sharp delineation. The barrel is heavy but round, leaving the ejector exposed. Lockup includes spring detent at tip of ejector rod. Gold lettering is distinctive.
The leaf-style mainspring avoids stacking and offers the most options for tuning trigger-pull weight.

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