Born of a partnership that was established in 1852 between Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson, Smith & Wesson leads the industry with innovative ideas and designs. The pair wanted to manufacture a handgun capable of firing a fully self-contained cartridge, and for over 100 years, the company has significantly contributed to the history of firearms. Its founders believed in reliable firearms built with high-quality materials and outstanding production practices, and those commitments remain steadfast for Smith & Wesson today.

Currently headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, Smith & Wesson manufactures dozens of revolvers and semi-automatic handguns. Most are available in various sizes and calibers, with a plethora of options and features. Many models are designed specifically for military and law enforcement use but remain popular with civilians as well.

Some of Smith & Wesson’s best-selling revolvers include the Model 19, Model 29, Model 642, Model 686, and the Model 10, while the most popular semi-auto pistols include the Model 41, M&P9 M2.0, M&P9 Shield, and the SD Series.

The Model 19 is a K-frame revolver that is durable, accurate, and versatile. It was previously popular with the U.S. Border Patrol, and sometimes referred to as the “peace officer’s dream.” It is chambered in 357 Mag and available in blued carbon steel or nickel-plated steel with grips made from wood or textured rubber.

Dirty Harry’s weapon of choice, the Smith & Wesson Model 29 is an N-frame revolver chambered in 44 Magnum that, thanks to the fictional character, gained greater fame some 20 years after it was originally introduced. It offers a 6-round capacity and several barrel lengths from which to choose, as well as a blued or polished nickel finish.

The Model 642 is a small J-frame revolver chambered in 38 Special with a 5-round capacity and rated for use with +P ammunition. It offers an alloy frame, while the barrel and cylinder are crafted from stainless steel. Suitable for concealed carry, the Model 642 is lightweight and dependable.

Known for being durable and reliable, the Smith & Wesson Model 686 is a medium-sized revolver chambered in 357 Mag with a 6- or 7-round capacity. The Model 686 is a trusted choice for many law enforcement personnel. Made to withstand heavy use, the frame, cylinder, and barrel of this revolver are crafted from stainless steel. Other features include wood or rubber grips, a choice of barrel lengths, and red ramp front and adjustable white outline rear sights. 

Originally known as the .38 Hand Ejector Model of 1899, the Smith & Wesson Model 10 is a 6-shot, medium-sized revolver that has been in production for more than 100 years. It was the company’s first revolver that had a cylinder release on the left side of the frame. Boasting worldwide popularity, the Model 10 comes in numerous calibers and offers a plethora of variations.

The Smith & Wesson Model 41 is a semi-automatic handgun with a switch-barrel design. It is chambered in 22 LR and built on a blued carbon steel frame. Features of this target pistol include a user-adjustable trigger, adjustable sights, and ergonomically-designed checkered walnut grips.

Chambered in 9mm with a 17+1 capacity, the Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 is an updated version of the original M&P9. It is a full-size, semi-automatic pistol built with a polymer frame and stainless steel chassis and features a stainless steel barrel and slide, as well as interchangeable grip panels. Suitable for home defense and personal protection, the M&P M2.0 is also available in a compact model, as well as variants chambered in 40 S&W and 45 ACP.

The Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield is a semi-auto pistol that packs the favored features of the M&P9 into an ultra-compact design. Small and lightweight, this handgun is well-suited for concealed carry. It is built on a polymer frame with reinforced stainless steel chassis, barrel, and slide, and offers a textured grip and 3-dot sights. The M&P Shield is also available in variants chambered in 40 S&W and 45 ACP. 

Available in 9mm and 40 S&W, the Smith & Wesson SD series is designed for personal protection. It is crafted with a stainless steel slide and barrel, aggressively textured polymer grips, and an integrated picatinny rail. The SD series also features a Self Defense Trigger — or SDT — for a smooth, consistent pull. 

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Smith & Wesson handguns vary in price from just a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, with the price tag depending on numerous factors.

The Model 19 lists for about $700 to $1,000, while the Model 29 sells for slightly more, around $1,200. The Model 642 sells for about $400 to $600, depending on the specific variant and features, and the Model 686 and the Model 10 both cost about $700 to $800.

In the world of Smith & Wesson semi-auto pistols, the Model 41 sells for well under $1,000, while their M&P series is very affordable, selling for around $300 to $500, depending on the particular model and features. The SD series also sells for about $300 to $400 new, with nice quality used options available for under $300.