A number of ultra-reliable and deservedly popular S&W carry pistols are generously discounted at the moment, which is uncommon. We highly recommend all of these for personal defense and have linked to our reviews below.
The S&W 642, one of America’s favorite .38s, complete with Crimson Trace lasergrips, is on sale at Brownells for $420 (MSRP: $699). According to Ralph, who reviewed the 642 for TTAG, “there will be peace in the Middle East before this revolver has a misfire. Expect ‘five for sure’ for another sixty years or more.” Highly recommended.
Also featuring Crimson Trace-integrated lasers, the M&P Bodyguards (both .38 Spl revolver and the .380 pistol) are on sale for $320. We’re fans of both Bodyguards (read the review here). The MSRPs on those are $539 and $449 respectively.
Last but certainly not least is one of America’s favorite carry pistols, the uber-popular M&P Shield. The M&P9 Shield M2.0 No Safety and the M&P9 Shield M2.0 Crimson Trace with Safety are each on sale for $350, both great deals (the MSRP is $500 and $480 respectively). We have reviewed the original Shield and several variants and have been pleased with all of them.
P.S.: This is a small selection of what seem to be the bigger price reductions. There are five pages of discounted S&Ws at Brownells now if you have time to browse.