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Smith & Wesson 642 Airweight Centennial .38 Special 1.9" Barrel 5 RDs Stainless Steel

Smith & Wesson 642 Airweight Centennial .38 Special 1.9" Barrel 5 RDs Stainless Steel

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Quick Overview
Smith & Wesson® products are popular for their reliability, high-quality production, and innovative design, so it’s no surprise the J-frame revolver has been a favorite among gun enthusiasts since it premiered in 1950. The 642 Airweight® Centennial is made from a lightweight, alloy frame and rated for continuous and +P use.

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Why did you choose this?
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Light weight gun for my wife. Easier for her to reload than a gun with a clip.
Walter K on Aug 19, 2019
wanted a small wheel gun - maybe a backup in an ankle holster or front pocket
Steve Y on Jul 30, 2019
Light weight gun for my wife. Easier for her to reload than a gun with a clip.
Walter K on Aug 19, 2019
Purchased for reliability, weight, caliber, and dimensions.
Gerald W on Aug 10, 2019
wanted a small wheel gun - maybe a backup in an ankle holster or front pocket
Steve Y on Jul 30, 2019
KEVIN H on Jul 30, 2019
Love the Price!
William S on Jul 29, 2019
I used to own both S&W 686 and 629 in stainless. Realistically, in an emergency, the 642 just makes so much more sense than having to drag out the magnum cannons.
Linas P on Jul 28, 2019
Ideal gun for my wife to have for self defense.
Wayne D on Jul 27, 2019
Very good reviews very good price and excellent gun for my wife easy to used thank you grabagun for special price like always
Juan correa on Jul 27, 2019
Possible carry use for future job. Also GREAT price !
Eric W on Jul 27, 2019
Sale price
Lawrence L on Jul 26, 2019
I chose this weapon as a concealed carry tool I chose the model 642 because of the Smith & Wesson name, lightweight dependable and of course the price. I currently carry a glock 19 or a Glock 43, but on occasion, I feel due to clothing restrictions that this will better serve my purpose, time will tell. <br /><br />We are all aware of the pros and cons of pistol vs. Revolver. I'm sure you all have more than one knife, as well as different opinions. So now you have mine.
Greg Y on Jul 26, 2019
I like the weapon
Stephen F on Jul 26, 2019
This will be my third S&W handgun.
Hector V on Jul 25, 2019
Light weight and 38+p
Paul R on Jul 23, 2019
great price
Jim S on Jul 23, 2019
Steve W on Jul 20, 2019
Been looking for a second small gun to carry and liked the reviews on this one
tanya p on Jul 20, 2019
light weight and compact, recommended from friend
Ray S on Jul 19, 2019
Good price
MARK F on Jul 19, 2019
In my personal firearms battery I was only lacking a .38 spl reveolver. And since I like small handy weapons for casual carry this fit the bill perfectly. Can’t go wrong ( usually ) with a S&W revolver. I have the dies and brass to reload for it. The price was right so a no brainer.
Jeff B on Jul 18, 2019
Nice gun, nice price!
Jeffrey A on Jul 15, 2019
small, light weight, great for concealed carry
Mike W on Jul 15, 2019
Best price you'll find
james m on Jul 14, 2019
Great gun for concealed carry
Daniel on Jul 14, 2019
good price
erlan p on Jul 10, 2019
Nice conceal carry weapon.
William W on Jul 10, 2019
Quality weapon, hammerless revolver, stainless with the looks to go with it, and of course S&W revolver quality. Airweight is great for carry as well. All that for the sale price at GrabaGun and it's something you can't pass up.
matt h on Jul 9, 2019
Small, Compact, simple...
George O on Jul 9, 2019
Love it
Darrin F on Jul 8, 2019
Good quality gun at a great price.
Fatpony on Jul 6, 2019
Light and nice
Chris D on Jul 3, 2019
name brand of smith an wesson. size price .a country boy can never have too many guns if needed.
Jerry G on Jul 2, 2019
Small but deadly
Ronald F on Jul 2, 2019
getting older and hands aren't what they used to be. Need something easy to load and handle. My wife has one and she loves it...
David B on Jul 1, 2019
Easy to shoot and lightweight.
Harry B on Jul 1, 2019
It is for my wife for home defence
Kyle W on Jun 30, 2019
Compact and light weight. Can’t wait to shoot it
Jason T on Jun 29, 2019
Good value!
Gary J on Jun 24, 2019
Great for concealed carry.
Roy M on Jun 23, 2019
home protection
William N on Jun 23, 2019
i been checking around for a good weapon for carry.and when i seen this weapon at this good price i had to act.quickly for it was on weekly deals. love me some GRABAGUN. thank see you soon
scott a on Jun 22, 2019
I have one already, this is a truck spare.. little jframes have never let me down
max1138v2 on Jun 22, 2019
Great price. Great gun. Can't go wrong with Smith and Wesson.
Dave L on Jun 22, 2019
BO H on Jun 21, 2019
Highly rated for everyday carry/personal protection weapon.
Michael M on Jun 17, 2019
Price, and size
Marvin S on Jun 15, 2019
Wheel guns are a good ccw choice since all you need to do is pull the trigger and they are very unlikely to jam, these guns have a nice trigger pull so this will be an alternative to my sp101 357.
Don't buy it on Jun 14, 2019
reputation, reliability and price.
Dave S on Jun 14, 2019
light weight , reliable revolver CCW
james m on Jun 14, 2019
Light weight, and easy concealed
Tony R on Jun 13, 2019
Purchased for reliability, weight, caliber, and dimensions.
Gerald W on Aug 10, 2019
KEVIN H on Jul 30, 2019
is there a lock on this firearm?
james on Sep 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There is a key lock for deactivating the firearm (around kids for example). Only safety when unlocked is your finger.
smith and Wesson 642 airweight centennial stainless .38 SPL/P 1.85 -inch 5 RD. Is this high pressure barrel ?
Jefrey on Mar 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Smith & Wesson rates this revolver as able to handle continuous loads of .38 + P ammo (over standard pressure loads but below maximum test loads). Therefore one would assume it (the barrel) would withstand higher pressure loads than a non + P rated recolver’s barrel would. For more details contact S&W Customer Service.
How much does it weigh ? Thanks
keith on Aug 27, 2019
4.9 / 5.0
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Typical Smith & Wesson, well made, good fit and finish and accurate. It fulfills my needs and meets all my expectations.
September 13, 2019
1 month ago
Great firearm, an easy point and shoot. Buyers should be aware of long and hard trigger pull and a snappy recoil. The 642 is a must by firearm and should be valued by all.
August 24, 2019
1 month ago
Great transaction. Fast shipping. Firearm is just as expected from S & W.
August 16, 2019
1 month ago
A sweet, easy to shoot .38 snubby.
Some reviews of this revolver fault a "heavy" double action trigger pull.
After many dry fires and a box of shells I have no complaint. This piece shoots where you aim it and has a smooth consistent action.
August 16, 2019
1 month ago
Great lightweight pistol able to handle the +P ammunition and as always S&W quality
“Grab a gun has done it again” terrific price on a great gun. Super lightweight and S&W quality 👍
August 15, 2019
1 month ago
SW Airweight, great revolver
Great, proven wheel gun. Received gun super fast to my FFL. Best price on line.
Airweight with Altamont custom grips. Vintage backup gun.
Airweight with Altamont custom grips. Vintage backup gun.
August 12, 2019
1 month ago
Good gun. 2nd one and I like
August 6, 2019
2 months ago
I have not fired the gun yet but so far I like the value that I got from grabagun.com. I love the gun itself it's compact lightweight and will do great for a concealed carry handgun that is lightweight and effective.
August 6, 2019
2 months ago
Lightweight, not a lot of kick. Trigger pull a little tight but for a conceal carry, self defense weapon that isn't an issue. Bought it for my wife... she loves it. Will fit nicely in her purse!!
August 6, 2019
2 months ago
Great for casual wear concealed carry
Nice compact gun for concealed carry under summer type casual wear or in an ankle rig.
August 3, 2019
2 months ago


This .38 Special from Smith & Wesson® is the epitome of a timeless classic. Revered for its craftsmanship and style, the 642 Airweight® Centennial revolver has a stainless steel barrel and cylinder, as well as enclosed hammer to resist snagging. In addition to a snub-nosed design, this compact piece is made from lightweight alloy for easy storage and carry.

Additional features include:

  • Caliber: .38 Special
  • Capacity: 5 rounds
  • Finish: Stainless steel
  • Safety: None
  • Barrel: 1.9 inches
  • Includes integral front sight and fixed rear sight
  • Double action only
  • Overall length of firearm is 6.3 inches
  • Rated for continuous and +P use
Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Smith and Wesson
Condition New in Box
Action Type No
Caliber .38 SPL
UPC 022188638103
Model 642 Airweight Centennial
Type No
Manufacturer Part Number 163810
Accessories No
Barrel Length 1.9
Finish Per Color Stainless
Capacity 5
Firing Casing Fired Case
Frame Per Material Alloy
Hand Right Hand
Sights No