Smith & Wesson 340 PD 357 Mag 1.87: Barrel, Scandium Frame, Hiviz Sight

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Smith & Wesson 340
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Smith & Wesson J-Frame revolvers have had your back since 1950. These small revolvers were designed to fire a full power round and are as simple and easy to use as they are reliable. Available in various calibers and with three diverse hammer designs, it is no surprise that the Smith & Wesson J-Frame has become the most popular, small-frame, defense revolver on the market. The Model 340 PD is a variation of the Model 40 Centennial AirLite® that integrates the time-tested features of the original with modern advancements including HI-VIZ Fiber Optic Green front sights. This revolver is a favored back-up and concealed carry firearm due to its lightweight, enclosed hammer, and reliability.
  • Type : Revolver
  • Action : DAO
  • Caliber : 357 Mag
  • Barrel Length : 1.88"
  • Capacity : 5rd
  • Hammer Style : Concealed
  • Grips : Black Polymer
  • Sights : HiViz Green Dot Front, Fixed Notch Rear
  • Weight : 11.80 oz
  • Frame Description : Matte Black Scandium Alloy
  • 5
    So light my friends thought it was a toy

    Posted by Vinny on Mar 25th 2014

    I have many snub nose guns from S&W and Ruger plus even more semi autos carry guns. The gun that gets the lion's share of carry time is my S&W 340 PD. Even fully loaded, it feels too light to be a real gun. The first time my friends asked to see it, they thought it was a toy gun and I was just pulling their leg due to the weight. Despite the stories on the internet about this gun taking off you fingers after one shot and big men crying from pain after a few rounds, it is not bad at all and I am a senior citizen. If you use mid power .357 magnums like Golden Sabers, it is manageable for a cylinder or two before you start noticing its recoil. For best results, use 38 +P. Even at my age I can shoot a box of 50 with nothing more than a little red spot on my hand which is gone by the time I get home. Despite everything people say about this great reliable little gun, if you are extremely recoil sensitive, use the new Hornady 95 .38 spl lite ammo. Feels like a .380. For some reason a lot of people think that if it says .357 on it, you MUST shot .357 magnums in it. Nope, you have a choice of several different powered ammo to choose from to suit every need. No matter what you load it with, it is a gun that you will always carry with you because it carries very well in pocket or on a belt. You just forget it is there after a while. Shoots straight if you take the time to learn how to shoot a snub nose gun. The fiber optic front sight makes aiming under various conditions, real easy. Put a pair of Crimson Trace laser grips on it, like I did and you have a fantastic carry gun. I grew up with revolvers and in my two encounters of the close kind, never had just having 5 rounds to be a problem. Of course, if you are into spraying and praying, this is not the gun for you. If doing a high five hurts your hand, this is not the gun for you. If you are not used to more contact with your hand greater than a hand shake, this is not the gun for you. It is a gun that is for someone who will practice with it and is not recoil sensitive. If this old man with arthritic hands, can handle this gun, so can you.

  • 5
    Best carry gun made

    Posted by War Pig on Feb 12th 2014

    11 OZ. weight I have carried this gun 24/7 for 5 years. shoots great very good dbbl action trigger much better than 442 well worth the money. Holster or pocket very comfortable finish will were after a few years. Functions every time Way better than an Auto and you keep your empty cases in the gun.

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