The following is a press release from Smith & Wesson

A staple in the Smith & Wesson revolver line for the last two decades, the Model 442 Airweight® is one of the leading self-defense revolvers available on the market. Consumers can now own a limited-edition model of this popular J-Frame revolver with today’s release of the Chattanooga Shooting Supplies Performance Center Model 442 Exclusive. Manufactured to the exact specifications of Chattanooga Shooting Supplies, this exclusive revolver has been hand-crafted by highly-skilled Smith & Wesson master gunsmiths and custom built with select features that can only be delivered by the Smith & Wesson Performance Center.

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The Chattanooga Shooting Supplies Model 442 Exclusive is chambered for five rounds of .38 S&W Special +P and is constructed on a lightweight, highly durable aluminum alloy frame with a stainless steel cylinder. Ideal for personal protection use, the J-Frame revolver has been enhanced with multiple Performance Center additions including a hand-tuned action, glass bead finish and a high-polished thumb release latch, cylinder flutes and side plate screws.

Easily concealed with its 1.875-inch barrel and internal hammer design, the Model 442 measures 6.31 inches in overall length with an unloaded weight of only 15 ounces. The Performance Center revolver fits naturally in the shooter’s hand and has been fitted with a synthetic clip grip for convenient carry when a traditional holster is not in use. The Model 442 is standard with an integral front sight and a fixed rear sight for added durability. The double action only revolver carries the Smith & Wesson lifetime service policy.

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About Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company’s firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™. As an industry leading provider of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning supplies, the company’s accessories division produces innovative, top quality products under Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., including Caldwell® Shooting Supplies, Wheeler® Engineering, Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools, Lockdown® Vault Accessories, and Hooyman™ Premium Tree Saws. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Missouri. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to

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