Smith & Wesson J-Frame Revolvers Now Available With LaserMax CenterFire Laser Sighting System

By Woody published on in News

Smith & Wesson will make three more lightweight J-Frame revolvers available with factory-installed LaserMax CenterFire laser sighting systems—the Models 442, 637 and 638. They join the popular Model 642, which was equipped with a factory-installed LaserMax CenterFire laser in January 2015.

The factory-installed CenterFire laser is designed to fit the revolver frame. Located under the bore, the new sight features LaserMax’s Controlled Activation feature, which enables the user to operate from concealment without revealing his or her position.

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The LaserMax laser also incorporates improved ambidextrous tap-on/tap-off activation, a 10-minute auto time-out feature, and the ability to switch between a solid or pulsed beam.

“The benefits of having a laser sighting system on your personal self-defense firearm are well known,” said Jan Mladek, general manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P brands. He said the addition of the LaserMax laser sight helps enable positive target acquisition and enhanced accuracy in low-light conditions.

A staple in the Smith & Wesson line since 1952, the J-Frame revolver has served as a trusted backup gun by law-enforcement professionals and as a primary self-defense firearm by thousands of licensed permit holders.

 
S&W Model 642 LaserMax
Action Double-action only (fully enclosed hammer)
Barrel Length 1.875 inches
Caliber .38 Special +P
Overall Length 6.31 inches
Weight Unloaded 15.5 ounces
Sights Fixed front, integral rear
Grip Black synthetic
Capacity 5 rounds
Frame Aluminum alloy
Cylinder Stainless steel
MSRP $539

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S&W Model 442 LaserMax
Action Double-action only (fully enclosed hammer)
Barrel Length 1.875 inches
Caliber .38 Special +P
Overall Length 6.31 inches
Weight Unloaded 15.5 ounces
Sights Fixed front, integral rear
Grip Black synthetic
Capacity 5 rounds
Frame Aluminum alloy, matte black finish
Cylinder Carbon steel, matte black finish
MSRP $539

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S&W Model 637 LaserMax
Action Single/double-action (exposed hammer)
Barrel Length 1.875 inches
Caliber .38 Special +P
Overall Length 6.31 inches
Weight Unloaded 15.5 ounces
Sights Fixed front, integral rear
Grip Black synthetic
Capacity 5 rounds
Frame Aluminum alloy
Cylinder Stainless steel
MSRP $539

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S&W Model 638 LaserMax
Action Single/double-action (fully enclosed hammer)
Barrel Length 1.875 inches
Caliber .38 Special +P
Overall Length 6.31 inches
Weight Unloaded 15.5 ounces
Sights Fixed front, integral rear
Grip Black synthetic
Capacity 5 rounds
Frame Aluminum alloy
Cylinder Stainless steel
MSRP $539

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Which model Smith & Wesson revolver do you prefer? Tell us which one and why in the comment section.

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Comments (2)

  • Kashimer

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    I like the idea of lasher designatots on hand guns..until people start to rely on them to much..you should still use your iron sites by force of habit alone..what about installing a small flashlight insread of the laser. I know smepeople say that you are just providing a target for bad people to shot at but if you provide a pressure selector for your light you need only relax your grip to turn it off.. I just think it’s bad to pull the trigger on something of which you are not sure of your target!

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  • Henry F

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    Sorry no more revolvers for me, I don’t care who makes it. I stand by my Semi automatic Glock’s My magazine hold more band for the buck. I keep my Glocks cleaner than my own car.Fourteen rounds vs six of 45 semi auto. easy to reload not like a revolver even with speed loaders.

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