S&W J-Frame Revolvers Now Available with LaserMax CenterFire Laser Sighting System

Smith & Wesson M642, M442, M637 and M638 Offered with New Laser Sight

S&W J-Frame Revolvers Now Available with LaserMax CenterFire Laser Sighting System
S&W J-Frame Revolvers Now Available with LaserMax CenterFire Laser Sighting System
Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson

Springfield, MA -(Ammoland.com)- Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that select J-Frame Models (Model 642, Model 442, Model 637 and Model 638) are now available with a factory installed LaserMax CenterFire laser sighting system.

Adding enhanced versatility to this popular line of small frame revolvers, the new models extend the company’s line of self-defense firearms. A stable in the Smith & Wesson line since 1952, the J-Frame revolver has served as a trusted backup gun by law enforcement professionals and as a primary self-defense firearm by thousands of licensed permit holders.

In January, Smith & Wesson began offering one of its most well-liked revolvers, the Model 642, with a LaserMax CenterFire sighting system. This popular feature is now available on three additional lightweight J-Frame models. The addition of the LaserMax laser sight helps enable positive target acquisition and enhanced accuracy in low-light conditions, making it a valuable accessory for any personal protection firearm.

“The benefits of having a laser sighting system on your personal self-defense firearm are well known,” said Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P Brands. “The combination of a LaserMax system with our popular J-Frame revolver instills added confidence and provides a valuable aiming solution in low-light conditions.”

The factory installed CenterFire laser is custom designed to fit the revolver frame. Located under the bore, the new sight features LaserMax’s signature Controlled Activation, which enables the user to operate from concealment without revealing his or her position. The LaserMax laser incorporates advanced functionality including improved ambidextrous tap-on/tap-off activation, a 10-minute auto time-out feature and the ability to switch between a solid or pulsed beam.

New models available with the LaserMax system include the Model 642, Model 442, Model 637 and Model 638.

Model 642 LaserMax:

  • Caliber: 38 S&W Special +P
  • Capacity: 5 Rounds
  • Action: Double Action Only
  • Barrel Length: 1.875″
  • Overall Length: 6.31″
  • Weight: 15.5 oz.
  • Sights: Fixed Front Sight/Integral Rear Sight
  • Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel
  • MSRP: $539

Model 442 LaserMax:

  • Caliber: 38 S&W Special +P
  • Capacity: 5 Rounds
  • Action: Double Action Only
  • Barrel Length: 1.875″
  • Overall Length: 6.31″
  • Weight: 15.5 oz.
  • Sights: Fixed Front Sight/Integral Rear Sight
  • Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Cylinder Material: Carbon Steel
  • MSRP: $539

Model 637 LaserMax:

  • Caliber: 38 S&W Special +P
  • Capacity: 5 Rounds
  • Action: Single/Double Action
  • Barrel Length: 1.875″
  • Overall Length: 6.31″
  • Weight: 15.5 oz.
  • Sights: Fixed Front Sight/Integral Rear Sight
  • Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel
  • MSRP: $539

Model 638 LaserMax:

  • Caliber: 38 S&W Special +P
  • Capacity: 5 Rounds
  • Action: Single/Double Action
  • Barrel Length: 1.875″
  • Overall Length: 6.31″
  • Weight: 15.5 oz.
  • Sights: Fixed Front Sight/Integral Rear Sight
  • Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel
  • MSRP: $539

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 global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company’s firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson, M&P, and Thompson/Center Arms. As an industry leading manufacturer of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning supplies, the company’s accessories division produces innovative, top quality products under Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., including Caldwell Shooting Supplies, Wheeler Engineering, Tipton Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal Reloading Tools, Lockdown Vault Accessories, and Hooyman Premium Tree Saws. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Missouri.

For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

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will austin
will austin
5 years ago

i just bought a 442 with a lasermax and i would like to purchase a conceal holster for it..who do you recomened??

Omar P. Salazar
Omar P. Salazar
5 years ago
Reply to  will austin

What ever you do do not get a DeSantis nemesis or a sticky holster. They work but it looks as if you a ball of socks in your pocket. Concealability is key. Try Aholster. Alan Miller at aholster.com made me my kydex pocket holster will never look at any other pocket holsters. Also for your 442, take a look at apex tactical j frame duty kit. You’ll love these up grades. Inexpensive easy on the wallet. If know or hear of a good outside the waistband holster let me know please, or a decent ankle holster as well. Good luck… Read more »

Larry Jobe
Larry Jobe
6 years ago

I just bought a S&W 642 how do I purchase one of these laser sights to go on my firearm? Thanks for all you do. Larry