Model 19 vs Model 66: Can You Save Cash On A K-Frame?

Some folks might have noticed that Smith & Wesson has revived the Model 19, the storied revolver that gunwriter, peace officer and Marine Corps veteran Bill Jordan personally talked S&W into making. The idea, of course, was that it would be a better gun for police officers as the Model 27 (which began life as […]

Smith & Wesson Reintroduces the Model 19

What’s your favorite classic S&W wheel gun? Mine is the four-inch Model 19 my uncle willed to me. Now Smith’s announced that they’re bringing the K-frame revolver back as a catalog product. The Model 19 Classic, with its walnut grips, is the spitting image of my gun (aside from that unsightly safety). And just about […]

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 19-3

The Smith & Wesson Model 19 “Combat Magnum” was one of the most beloved handguns ever made. Produced continuously from 1957 to 1999, tens of thousands of police officers carried a Model 19 on their hip, including US Immigration and Naturalization Service and the US Border Patrol agents. While larger departments could afford to issue Model 19s as duty […]