My husband got me this gun for Christmas and I love it!! It fits perfectly in my hand, great balance, and the basket patterned wood grip is beautiful. I shot it for the first time and the action is so smooth, the kick is less that what I expected for such a short barrel. It fits comfortably in my purse and I could not be happier, best purchase!! - LANAN DESHA
I have a Smith & Wesson model 442 and love it . My regular CCW is a Glock-19 9mm . The Smith is a better Summer carry . It fits neatly in a pocket or a belly band and is undetectable in most summer wear . Practice shooting or dry shooting it as it has a rough trigger pull . It will not go off by accident. I find it very accurate at 10-20 feet . What more is needed in self defense ? - F. F.
A really great weapon for concealed carry. Very light weight, even when loaded.
It can kick a bit because of the light weight but my wife loves this weapon, even with +P ammo and believe me if anyone would complain about something my wife would.
I would recommend it for anyone for concealed carry. - R. C.
I have two - great gun. A must for every gun owner. It shoots very well and fits in any small pocket. Never will I carry another 38 revolver it's one to hold on to. Great protection, love the feel of it. Thank you Smith & Wesson for this model. - K. C.
I was a bail bondsman for a couple of years and I fell very comfortable with this weapon. All the "boyz" talked about their 9's but when I explained the +P and crimson trace sight they backed up. Shot at the range weekly and it is a joy to shoot and very easy to carry in a holster or coat pocket. Had to pull it once on the job and that red dot on his chest from across the room did all the talking. Never failed, ammo available everywhere, great weapon! - T. F.