Smith & Wesson today announced that it has begun shipping the new short-barrel versions of its Model 66 and Model 69 Combat Magnum revolvers. The new Model 66 and 69 revolvers feature a 2.75-inch barrel and are chambered in .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum, respectively.
The company said the Combat Magnum revolvers are suited for those seeking a magnum caliber in a medium-size frame.
Jan Mladek, general manager for Smith & Wesson and M&P Brands, said, “The two new shorter-barrel-length Combat Magnum revolvers, the Model 66 .357 Magnum K-frame and the Model 69 .44 Magnum L-frame, offer the consumer a powerful personal protection option. The new 2.75-inch-barrel length versions allow for easy carry and concealment of the Combat Magnum series in these two popular calibers.”
The new Model 66 and 69 revolvers feature a stainless-steel frame and cylinder, glass bead finish, and a redesigned ball-detent feature to strengthen the yoke-to-frame lockup to support heavy magnum loads.
Other features include a full-length extractor, a red-ramp front sight, an adjustable white-outline rear sight, synthetic grips, full top-strap barrel serrations, and a two-piece barrel. The Model 66 revolver is equipped with a 6-round cylinder to handle both .357 Magnum and .38 S&W Special +P, and the Model 69 features a 5-round cylinder capable of handling .44 Magnum as well as .44 Special.
Kahr Arms Introduces New Models with Kryptek Finish
Greeley, Pennsylvania-based Kahr Firearms Group is applying its Kryptek finish on four concealed-carry Kahr pistols in 9mm pistols and .380 ACP. The new Kryptek Camo pattern utilizes a water-transfer method that has been successfully tested for durability, the company claims.
The smallest, most popular conceal carry pistol in this new Kryptek Camo pattern is the CW3833KRT. This .380 ACP features a 2.58-inch barrel, overall length of 5 inches, and a height of 3.9 inches. It has a smaller slide width as well, at just 0.75 inch. Like its bigger brothers, it has a white 3-dot sight, 7+1 capacity, 7-pound trigger pull, and ships with one magazine. The MSRP on this pistol is $439.
All three 9mm models offer a trigger-cocking DAO action, lock-breech “Browning-type” recoil lug, and a passive striker block with no magazine disconnect. The pistol sights offer a drift-adjustable white 2-dot rear and a white-dot pinned-in polymer front sight. Capacity is 7+1.
The CW9093KRT model in 9mm features a 3.5-inch barrel with conventional rifling, an overall length of 5.9 inches, and a height of 4.5 inches. The slide, trigger and slide stop lever are all finished in the Cerakote Armor Black coating. MSRP is $495.
Next in the line-up is the CM9093KRT, which features all the features of the CW9093KRT except that it has a 3-inch barrel, an overall length of 5.4 inches, and a height of 4 inches. The MSRP on this model is $499.
The new Kryptek finish with Armor Black slide is also found in the CT9093KRT. Like the other pistols listed above, it has all the same features, except that it has a 4-inch barrel, overall length of 6.5 inches, and a height of 5.08 inches. The MSRP on this model is $477.
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