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Smith & Wesson Performance Center Introduces New TALO Exclusive Model 642

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — 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.

Chambered for five rounds of .38 S&W Special +P, the 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.
2222288The 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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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 manufacturer 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