by David Crane
DefRev published a story titled S&W 340PD/Crimson Trace Combo. Hot Set-Up for Pocket CCW–Florida Style., back in September, 2002. If you haven’t read it yet, and you have a CCW, you might want to check it out. It talked about a Smith & Wesson 340PD Airlite Scandium revolver/Crimson Trace LG-305 Lasergrip combo being an ideal pocket gun set-up for CCW. Crimson Trace Lasergrips incorporate an integral laser sight that’s actuated via pressure switches embedded in the "Combat Rubber" grips.
Interestingly, Smith and Wesson and Crimson Trace have recently teamed up to create a…
Hmmm….Well, DefRev couldn’t be happier about this new development. Actually, that’s not completely true. We would, of course, slightly prefer to see the S&W 340PD Airlite Scandium revolver/Crimson Trace LG-305 Lasergrips (laser sight) combo we described in our original story, but one can’t expect to get everything one wants–at least not right away. So, DefRev considers the Special Edition S&W 642 J-Frame revolver to be a good start.
The Smith & Wesson 642 J-frame revolver utilizes a lightweight aluminum alloy/stainless steel frame. When combined with with the Crimson LG-305 Lasergrips, total system comes to only 16 oz.
Click here to read a "Guns Magazine" article on the Smith & Wesson Special Edition Model 642 J-Frame revolver/Crimson Trace LG-305 Lasergrip combo.