Smith & Wessons New Rifle, Pistol and Revolver Models: Company Introduces Expansions to i-Bolt, Pro Series and Walther Lines
Smith & Wesson Corp., has announced a variety of new product offerings.
Smith & Wesson has expanded the i-Bolt rifle line with two additions featuring the patented Weather Shield finish from Thompson/Center Arms. This corrosion protection system reduces rust when applied to the barrel and other critical metal parts.
The new i-Bolt Weather Shield is available with a synthetic black or Realtree AP camouflage stock along with a carbon steel barrel. Chambered in 25-06, 270 and 30-06, the i-Bolt comes standard with a 23-inch free-floated Thompson/Center match grade barrel, Tru-Set externally adjustable trigger, the E-Z Turn bolt release, and a synthetic stock.
Bridging the line between production products and the Smith & Wesson Performance Center, the Pro Series is billed as a competition-ready line of firearms. New models include the Model 60, SW1911, Model 637 PowerPort and Model 642 PowerPort.
The stainless steel Pro Series Model 60 is chambered for five rounds of .38 Special/.357 Magnum and features a 3-inch barrel. The revolver has chamfered charge holes, pinned ramp night sight, and an adjustable rear sight. This small frame revolver is also standard with an high-handhold oversized wood laminate grip.
Smith & Wesson has also introduced the Pro Series SW1911 pistol. Chambered in .45 ACP, the pistol features a hand polished barrel feed ramp, full-length guide rod, ambidextrous frame safety, and 30 LPI frame frontstrap checkering. Manufactured with a stainless steel frame and slide, the SW1911 featured a 5-inch barrel with precision crowned muzzle. The SW1911 is standard with a 4 to 4.5-pound trigger pull plus an oversized external extractor . A Novak fiberoptic front sight and an adjustable fiberoptic rear sight complete the package.
In addition, Smith & Wesson has added two new J-frame revolvers to the Pro Series the Model 637 PowerPort and the Model 642 PowerPort. Both revolvers are chambered for five rounds of .38 Special + P and feature a 2-1/8-inch black stainless barrel. The Model 637 and 642 are standard with an anodized aluminum frame, blue penetrate trigger along with a stainless steel cylinder and matte black finish. The sighting configurations for each revolver consists of a drift adjustable, dovetail ramp white dot front sight and a square notch rear sight. The Model 637 is a single/double action, while the 642 is double action only.
J-Frame Revolvers with Pink Grips
For 2008, Smith & Wesson has introduced two new J-frame revolvers available with pink Hogue bantam boot grips. Consumers can now select either the Model 442 or 637 Airweight revolvers with pink grips. The Model 442 features an aluminum alloy frame and a carbon steel cylinder with matte black finish while the Model 637 is standard with an aluminum alloy fame, a stainless steel cylinder and matte silver finish. Both revolvers are standard with a 1-7/8-inch barrel and are chambered for five rounds of .38 Special + P. The Model 442 is manufactured with the Centennial frame with enclosed hammer, while the 637 features the Chiefs Special frame with exposed hammer. Each revolver is also shipped with traditional black grips included.
Walther P22 in Pink Finishes
As the official distributor of Walther branded firearms and accessories in the United States, Smith & Wesson has partnered with Walther to offer consumers several new Walther P22 pistols with pink finishes.
The Walther P22 Pink is available with either a nickel or black slide. Also available is a P22 pistol with a pink carbon fiber-finished frame, along with a P22 pistol featuring a pink digital-camouflage-finished frame. All pink P22 pistols are currently available as select Distributor specials. Contact Hicks, Lipseys or Davidsons for more information.
Constructed using a modular manufacturing concept, the P22 offers several different equipment configurations including interchangeable barrels, backstraps and optional sighting accessories. P22 Pink pistols feature a 3.4-inch barrel, traditional double action operation and ambidextrous controls. The P22 is standard with a windage adjustable rear sight and elevation adjustment along with an interchangeable front sight.