Introduced at the 2008 SHOT Show, the Night Guard line of revolvers is a collection of high-end self-defense revolvers.Â The Smith & Wesson Night Guard revolvers are chambered in a wide range of calibers, from .38 Special to .44 Magnum.
The Night Guard series of handguns were “specifically built for self-defense,” said Tom Taylor, the president of Smith and Wesson at the time of the introduction.
Built from scandium alloy, Smith & Wesson used K, L and N frames – all larger than the J-frames normally seen in the Airweight line.Â The larger frames, along with the additional features listed below, indicate these guns are built for combat – not just carry.Â The guns are relatively lightweight, yet heavy duty.
All of the Night Guard revolvers come with an XS Sights 24/7 night sight that has a tritium insert.Â The fixed rear sights are Extreme Duty U-notch sights from Cylinder & Slide.Â The front sights are pinned should you wish to change them for something different.
The hammers are exposed on all of the Night Guard revolvers.Â While an exposed hammer does create the potential for snagging during a draw, it does give the shooter the option for a precision, single-action shot.