Early SEAL teams utilized this not-so-well-known Smith & Wesson Model 39 "Hush Puppy" variant when stealth was a top priority.
The Smith & Wesson Performance Center SW1911 Pro Series, an Officer-size variant of John Browning’s venerated design, is the Performance Center’s first 9 mm Luger-chambered offering in the platform.
Swept into World War I in April 1917, the U.S. military desperately needed .45 ACP handguns. Both Colt and Smith & Wesson had existing revolver designs adopted as the Model of 1917, and they would go on to serve again during World War II.
Consumers can take part in Smith & Wesson's first-ever virtual event on March 15 at 8 p.m. EST.