Gear: S&W Model 19


S&W Model 19

Smith & Wesson
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $500-$700
Average Rating:
(18 Votes)

Made from the 60's through the early 90's. Excellent quality. Well balanced, very reliable and accurate.

Member Reviews

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    nmguy, Sun, 22 Jun 2008 00:58:48 UTC.
    1st review

    The S&W model 19 is an old workhorse. They have become somewhat of a collectors item. I carred one for a short time back in the early 80's, and found it to have a very smooth action, was very reliable, and I was able to shoot Master consistently with it at the range. I carried a 6 inch, but the 4 inch was very popular back then If they still made the model 19 6 inch, I'd buy one in a heartbeat.. Excellent revolver

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    Bubba223, Sun, 29 Jun 2008 10:33:00 UTC.

    Simply beautiful. Got mine in 1977, the very first piece I ever bought. Very smooth and a pleasure to shoot.

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    aaa111, Sun, 29 Jun 2008 12:01:16 UTC.

    i've owned several with no problems. a pleasure to shoot.

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    ViolationReport, Thu, 21 Aug 2008 20:18:02 UTC.

    Beautiful weapon and very functional. Never had a single problem with mine and it is extremely accurate.

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    ShadowPI, Fri, 29 Aug 2008 00:05:40 UTC.

    Carried one in the early 70's very good weapon lighter weight than the old Model 28 & 29 S & W,
    although it was common knowledge of the time that they would not hold up under a steady diet of 357 rounds, that was why other than qualification shoots we used 38 rounds. At the time there were also some department that would not let you use 357 rounds only 38. Of course in time the wheel gun took its place in history and we all switched to semi-automatics.

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    servingproud, Fri, 29 Aug 2008 03:00:35 UTC.

    Great 38. Was stand issue for a long time, 6" barrell.
    Still have my first one.

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    Ralph8119, Fri, 05 Sep 2008 19:38:13 UTC.

    A very fine hand gun I used this baby years ago, From a wheel man!

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    Posse44, Sat, 06 Sep 2008 00:37:38 UTC.

    Good gun

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    jcturner3, Fri, 26 Sep 2008 21:47:37 UTC.

    My first personal handgun. Love it!!! It turns heads when I drop the hammer at the range. Mine is nickel with a 4" bbl and the stock walnut goncalves grips. I occassionally carry it concealed.

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    donut965, Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:05:46 UTC.

    Carried one for my first 7 years in LE. Could not be beat. Stainless steel and sweet it was.

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    vlouie, Wed, 20 May 2009 03:53:09 UTC.

    My first duty weapon, a very good weapon.

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    Gombino, Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:35:26 UTC.

    I bought one in 1975 and carried it on duty until we swithced to semis. Very accurate and dependable. Still have it.

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    cencom1, Wed, 18 Nov 2009 20:29:58 UTC.

    What a gun! Have one and love it.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 04 Dec 2009 16:32:28 UTC.

    I have owned, shot, and carried several 19's and 66's (same gun in stainless) and currentlt have two a four inch 19 and a 3 inch 66. It's my first service weapon and has a special place in my heart. Glock is a good gun and maybe a better service weapon but will never equal the grace of a Combat Magnum.

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    Uncon214, Sun, 27 Dec 2009 20:38:20 UTC.

    FBI carried them with 158 Grain .38 +P SWCHP's in them. Worked pretty well from reports out there too.

    I like them a lot. Old school craftsmanship and major power and accuracy.

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    whitetm, Sat, 06 Aug 2011 16:25:58 UTC.

    This is one of my favorites. It maybe because it was the first handgun I ever held. My dad bought it when I was very small, and I've been hooked since. It is heavier than others but I just keep coming back to this.

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    LawBehindTheLaw, Thu, 15 Mar 2012 03:29:22 UTC.

    I carried a model 19 in the '60's as a service weapon when the police department was issuing Model 10 revolvers. The model 19 was one of the most reliable weapons I owned (in a revolver that is).

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    Anonymous, Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:10:59 UTC.

    My first on duty weapon.Used one for twenty years.

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