Performance Center by Smith & Wesson Unveils New Optics Ready M41 Pistol

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 41 Target Pistol
Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 41 Target Pistol
Smith and Wesson
Smith and Wesson

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--( Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that after 50 years of production, the legendary Performance Center has introduced its own rendition of the popular Model 41 target pistol.

With multiple competitive records to its credit, the Model 41 remains one of the most classic .22 LR pistols ever produced.

Now, the coveted handgun is available in an optics ready platform available only from Smith & Wesson.

Delivering pinpoint accuracy and unmatched reliability, the Performance Center Model 41 is ready to take on any course of fire right out of the box. The full-size pistol, chambered in .22 LR, features a carbon steel frame and slide along with a 5.5-inch barrel. Measuring 10.5 inches in overall length, the semi-automatic pistol has an unloaded weight of 41 ounces. Across the top of the slide, the Performance Center pistol has been fitted with an integral picatinny-style equipment rail for easy installation of optics. Other standard features include an external thumb safety on the left side of the frame, custom wood target grips and a blue finish.

To help aid in precise shot placement when an optic is not in use, the Model 41 features a removable front sight and an adjustable rear sight. The Model 41 has been further enhanced with a Performance Center tuned action that delivers a velvet-smooth trigger pull. Comfortable in the hand, well balanced and expertly crafted by the hands of master gunsmiths, the Model 41 remains one of the most accurate pistols ever produced by Smith & Wesson.

The Performance Center Model 41 is standard with a 10+1 magazine capacity along with Smith & Wesson’s lifetime service policy.

For more information on this one-of-a-kind Model 41 and other new models from the Performance Center, please visit

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the consumer, law enforcement, and military markets. The company’s brands include Smith & Wesson, M&P and Thompson/Center Arms. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to

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Al H

40 grain standard velocity. The 41 is built ammo specific. Some may handle 36 bulk but others may not.
Check the length of the ammo. Any ammo too long will not chamber correctly.
This excellent handgun was designed 50 years ago. Use the ammo it was designed for and no further problems.


I bought a brand new S&W Model 41 PC and had to send it back for repairs. It would only fire one shot and then jam.

Performance center? Maybe it was made on a a Monday.

Wayne Baker

They are for sale on the used gun networks is USA. Also hear in Australia, I let a couple of used 41’s go as I wanted the new warranty and the new shape. Get some practice in and kick some ass on the range. Yeah!! So don’t be slow Bob, go man go. Get a 41 and raise the standard at the range. See you in Oz. If you think you could handle the pace here.

Robert Baker

I’ve really been trying hard to get my hands on a S&W Model 41 PC pistol to no avail. Why is it gun manufactures and dealers brag on the gun but can’t deliver. It’s like dangling a carrot under a rabbits nose but not letting him have it. Why don’t dealers contact the S&W performance center and get the true picture on gun availability the put that in their ads as to when or even if they are going to get some. As a consumer I’m sick and tired of reading on how terrific the gun is only to find… Read more »