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Exceeding Expectations: Smith & Wesson's X-Frames

Since the early 2000s, Smith & Wesson has been designing and building some of the most powerful production revolvers available with its line of mighty X-Frames, chambered in .500 S&W Mag. and .460 S&W Mag. The author recently had a chance to test the guns, both on the range and in the field, and form impressions about the state of the X-Frame today

S&W Model I

This was S&W’s first side-swing cylinder revolver or, as they called it, a “Hand Ejector.”

Smith & Wesson Standouts

Since its beginnings, Smith & Wesson have made many types of revolvers. Several have stood out, with variations ending the careers of others.

Cowboy Collecting

From just before the American Civil War to just after the turn of the century, America underwent a westward expansion unparalleled in history.

Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model

John Wesley Hardin was carrying a S&W .44 Double Action First Model when he was killed.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P 340

Between a time-tested company reputation that’s over 150 years strong and the classic J-Frame design, there’s plenty going for our very first Gun of the Week: The Smith & Wesson M&P 340.

Mix Six: The S&W Governor

Smith & Wesson calls it the “Mix-Six-Shooter” because you can mix and match loads to suit your needs.

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 1917

A wartime stopgap revolver remains the basis for today’s most sophisticated wheelguns.

ARTV 2010 Ep. 2: Smith & Wesson 386 Night Guard

Smith & Wesson 386 Night Guard Review

Smith & Wesson Model 632 .327 Fed. Mag. Revolver

The S&W Model 632 is a good all-around gun that offers ammunition versatility and several features that allow for easy handling by both men and women.

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