Smith & Wesson Performance Center Unveils New TALO Exclusive Model 642

The new TALO exclusive Model 642 offers an easy-to-carry personal protection package with enhanced features available only through the Performance Center.

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The following is a press release from Smith & Wesson

The Smith & Wesson Model 642 Airweight®, one of the company’s most popular self-defense revolvers, is now available in a special edition offered exclusively through the Performance Center and TALO Distributors Inc. Manufactured by the skilled hands of Smith & Wesson master gunsmiths, the new TALO exclusive J-Frame revolver offers an easy-to-carry personal protection package with enhanced features available only through the legendary Performance Center.

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Chambered for five rounds of .38 S&W Special +P, the TALO exclusive Model 642 is an ideal personal protection handgun with its lightweight aluminum alloy frame and durable stainless steel cylinder. The hammerless J-Frame model has been elevated by the Performance Center with a hand-tuned action that gives the revolver its renowned smooth double-action trigger pull. Additional Performance Center upgrades include a chrome-plated, polished trigger and high bright, polished cylinder flutes, side plate screws and thumbpiece.

The TALO exclusive Model 642 is easily concealed with its 1.875-inch barrel design that contributes to an overall length of 6.31 inches. With an unloaded weight of 15 ounces, the revolver fits comfortably in the hand and is fitted with a set of custom, synthetic grips with wood inserts. These functional yet stylish grips bring an added degree of sophistication to this classic revolver. The Model 642 is standard with an integral front sight and a fixed rear sight for added durability. The double action only revolver also features a matte silver, two-tone finish and is standard with the Smith & Wesson lifetime service policy.

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  • John Shore

    When the news appears that S&W has made the abominable and ugly ‘keyhole lock’ gadget entirely optional, and offers their entire revolver line without that mandatory and undesirable ‘feature,’ I’ll once again consider being interested in, and purchasing one of their otherwise-delightful products. S&W has always made the finest revolvers on the planet; I’m sure that they still are, except for the ‘keyhole’ widget. So long as there are old models that have no ‘keyhole,’ there will be no new S&Ws in my collection.