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Smith & Wesson Model 442

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Smith & Wesson Model 442 Airweight - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 442 Airweight with pink grips - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 442 Airweight - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 442 Centennial - .38 Special

The Model 442 is built upon the Smith & Wesson "J-Frame". This revolver was part of the "Centennial" line of revolvers that were introduced in 1952 to mark the 100 year anniversary of Smith & Wesson (though this particular model was not introduced until 1990). Because of its place in the Centennial line, this gun is also known as the "S&W Model 442 Centennial". Recently, Smith & Wesson dropped the centennial line (their centennial was over 50 years ago), but continues to produce this gun as simply the Model 442.

The gun was constructed entirely of stainless steel until 1995 when it was switched to aluminum and designated "airweight". For this reason, the gun is also sometimes referred to as the "S&W Model 442 Airweight".


(1993 - Present)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber: .38 Special
  • Weight: 0.94 lbs (0.425 kg)
  • Length: 6.31 in (16.0 cm)
  • Barrel length: 1.88 in (4.7 cm)
  • Capacity: 5-Round Cylinder
  • Fire Modes: DAO

The Smith & Wesson Model 442 has been used by the following actors in the following movies:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Cellular Chris Evans Ryan 2004
Miami Vice Jamie Foxx Tubbs 2006
Jack Reacher David Oyelowo Detective Emerson 2012


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Season 12 Security Guard "Tödliche Kunst" 2002
Criminal Minds - Season 3 Tia Texada Miami PD Det. Tina Lopez "In Heat" (S3E17) 2008
The Good Guys Bradley Whitford Dan Stark 2010-2011
The Walking Dead - Season 3 Nick Gomez Tomas "Sick" (S3E02) 2012
Melissa McBride Carol Peletier "Killer Within" (S3E04)
Elementary Aidan Quinn Capt. Gregson 2012-
Breaking Bad - Season 5 Bryan Cranston Walter Hartwell White / Heisenberg "Confessions" (S5E11), "Rabid Dog" (S5E12), "To'hajiilee" (S5E13) 2013
Training Day Bill Paxton Det. Frank Roarke 2017
Magnum P.I. "Winner Takes all" (S1E12) 2018

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