Gun Report

Smith & Wesson Centennial 342PD .38 Special

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Is the PD worth $60 more than the 342Ti, or $260 more than the standard 442 Airweight Centennial? We don't think so.

Smith & Wesson Centennial 342PD .38 Special

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Home Defense
Concealed Carry
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The ejector rod on the 342PD, bottom, is much shorter than the rod on the Colt's Agent gun, top. This means the PD can experience ejection problems if it gets too dirty, or if cases expand too much. There's not as much rod to force out balky cases.

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