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Posted: May 04 2018 at 1:47pm | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner



Smith & Wesson Corp. has announced that it has reintroduced two configurations of its Model 19 revolver, chambered in .38 S&W Special +P and .357 Mag. For the first time in 20 years, the Model 19 will be available as a catalog item, in both a Classics and Performance Center version.

Tony Miele, general manager of the Performance Center, said, “The Model 19 revolver was a popular choice for both law enforcement and civilian customers for nearly 40 years, and after many requests, we’ve decided to reintroduce it to the product line in both Classic and Performance Center models. The Model 19 Classic is designed to replicate the original, while the new Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp features modern revolver innovation and design for today’s shooters.”

The Smith & Wesson Classics series of revolvers have been enhanced with modern internal components, but mimic the look and feel of classic models. The Model 19 Classic revolver features a set of walnut grips, a 4.25″ barrel, a black adjustable rear sight, and red ramp front sight. The revolver dons a highly polished, blued finish and traditional thumbpiece for a classic look.

The Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp is designed for concealed carry and includes a tritium front night sight, custom wood and synthetic boot grips, and a 3″ PowerPort vented barrel for recoil management. The revolver features a trigger overtravel stop and Performance Center tuned action for a smooth double-action and light single-action trigger pull.

Both models are chambered in .38 S&W Spl. +P and .357 Mag. with a 6-round cylinder. The Model 19 Classic is available with an MSRP of $826, the Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp with an MSRP of $1,092, and both come with the Smith & Wesson limited warranty and lifetime service policy.

For more information visit smith-wesson.com

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I always wanted a model 19 but that sure is a lot of money.
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I had one that I traded for, and the last owner wanted it back, so I sold it to him. I made enough to buy the CZ 75 SP01 that I wanted...

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I had a 2 1/2" I carried. Don't know why I sold it.
Replaced it with a M 66 2 1/2 a few years ago.
Don't like the new one with the lock...

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Posted: May 04 2018 at 8:21pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Wow! Very cool that Bill Jordan's favorite is back!

I surely do like mine:



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Posted: May 04 2018 at 9:30pm | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

Mine had a better finish then yours Guy.
CC in N.J. and in NYC when carrying gold & silver in the late 70's......

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Posted: May 05 2018 at 5:11am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Had three over the years. Couple 4" blue and a 2 1/2"
nickel with ivory grips when a detective. Gave one 4" to
my father. Sold the nickel snub after I retired. I think
the other 4" I traded for a guitar. In the 80's and 90's
m19's were a dime a dozen. Now ya hardly see em. Oh well.
Never really got that excited over a 19. Always preferred
a m28.

These new ones have the now famous stupid lock built in
em like the rest of the new S&W stuff?

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I've never been overly fond of the model 19's either, in spite of being a die hard S&W fan and carried one for many years.

As for the new model 19's, I wouldn't buy one at any price...I still have two originals and anything they make new is garbage in comparison. Using the original thumbpiece is a good move though, their "new" version was awful. S&W's "improvements" had nothing to do with making their guns better than the originals, it was to make them more profitable.
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"In the 80's and 90's m19's were a dime a dozen."

Right after I got back from Desert Storm, I wanted a .357 magnum real bad and wanted a 6". A pawn shop in El Paso had a Ruger Security six and two Model 19s that met the bill. I opted for the Ruger and still have it. The Smiths were priced a little higher, but only a little, and I had liked the Security six revolvers we'd had around as I was growing up.

I wish I could step back in time, I'd figure out how to scrape together the cash and bring all three home.

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My Model 19 was bought as just a handy gun just to
have up on our property and 357 seemed to be the best
minimum choice for any thing we faced. The fact it
was a S&W was plus ...model did not matter at the
time....
It severed long and hard..... I had 66 that was
ok.... I also have the worlds ugliest but extremely
functional Ruger Security Six.....

Then I met a Model 28-2 and the ho-hum for the 357
disappeared and I am in love......
I just bought A Ruger M-77 as a companion piece

This isn't to bad mouth the Model 19 or Security Six
but this N frame was made for me......

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I have had a number of 19s over the years, most were duty issue guns. Always good shooters, but a little lite for the "then" full powered loads and the new high intensity 125 gr,. .357 loadings.

The draw back being primarily in the the relieving cut at the back of the barrel for the cylinder, the thin section was prone to cracking with the high speed jacketed HP loads.

Apparently the new generation of 19s have been redesigned to eliminate that problem.

My last 19 is a commemorative   Alaska State Trooper gun that I got when I retired. A real collectors item, but only if I had of left it in the box and did not shoot it..what the heck good is a gun you cannot shoot.?

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John Van Gelder wrote:
what's the heck good is a gun
you cannot shoot.?


Gotta ask Joe. He's got that unfired Kimber.

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Unfired not a problem here the problem is not "firing" enough..

Oh well it is only money, I can either leave it to my kids and grand kids or I can spend it on reloading components, I do believe I will go out and buy more powder and primers.. !!
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Posted: May 12 2018 at 2:49pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Gotta ask Joe. He's got that unfired Kimber.

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No My wife does and I been being real nice to her.....
just hoping

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