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 anyone would be proud carry the three-inch, PowerPorted Performance Center model, which wouldn’t make a bad barbecue gun, come to think of it.
Here’s their press release . . .
Model 19 Revolver Reintroduced to Classics, Performance Center® Lines
Model 19 Revolver Features Classic Lines, Upgraded Features
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (May 4, 2018) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that it has reintroduced two configurations of it’s Model 19 revolver, chambered in .38 S&W Special +P and .357 Magnum. For the first time in 20 years, the Model 19 will be available as a catalog item, in both a Classics and Performance Center version.
Tony Miele, General Manager of the Performance Center, said, “The Model 19 revolver was a popular choice for both law enforcement and civilian customers for nearly 40 years, and after many requests, we’ve decided to reintroduce it to the product line in both Classic and Performance Center models. The Model 19 Classic is designed to replicate the original, while the new Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp features modern revolver innovation and design for today’s shooters.”
The Smith & Wesson Classics series of revolvers have been enhanced with modern internal components, but mimic the look and feel of classic models. The Model 19 Classic revolver features a handsome set of walnut grips, a 4.25″ barrel, a black adjustable rear sight, and red ramp front sight. The revolver dons a highly polished, blued finish and traditional thumb piece for a classic look.
The Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp is designed for concealed carry and includes a tritium front night sight, custom wood and synthetic boot grips, and a 3″ PowerPort™ vented barrel for recoil management. The revolver features a trigger overtravel stop and Performance Center tuned action for a smooth double-action and light single action trigger pull.
Both the Model 19 Classic and the Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp are both chambered in .38 S&W Special +P and .357 Magnum with a 6 round cylinder. The Model 19 Classic is available with an MSRP of $826, the Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp with an MSRP of $1,092, and both come with the Smith & Wesson limited warranty and lifetime service policy.
To learn more about the new Model 19 revolvers and the complete line of Classics and Performance Center firearms, including spec sheets and images, please click here.