Chambered for the most popular handgun cartridge currently made, the Smith & Wesson 929 is an 8-shot 9mm revolver from the Performance Center.
Introduced in December of 2013, Smith & Wesson posted a teaser video for the new model 929 revolver on YouTube. In it, the company described the revolver, many of its features and how it was tuned by the Performance Center. Additionally, the video explained why the new S&W 929, a full-size revolver, was chambered for the 9mm cartridge.
The new 929 revolver is a product of the Smith & Wesson Performance Center, and it appears to be built for competition. The gun holds eight rounds in the titanium cylinder and will likely use full moon clips like most of the other rimless cartridge revolvers the company has made.
Barrel length is 6.5″ long and is ported. A glass bead finish is standard.
The gun ships with a 10-pound double-action (DA) trigger pull, and a 3.5-4 pound single-action (SA) trigger pull. Hogue synthetic grips are standard.
The 929 is not the first 9mm revolver made by Smith & Wesson. I doubt it will be the last either. Prior models include the model 940, a Centennial model that held five rounds and could be had with a 1.5″, 2″ or 3″ barrel. An Airweight version of the gun, the 942, was prototyped, but never produced. (More on the 942 can be found in the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson.)
I believe this is the first Smith & Wesson revolver to use the 929 model number. Some of the revolver model numbers have been recycled over the years, but I did not find any prior reference to it in my reference literature. If you know of another 929 model, please let me know in the comments section below.
Smith & Wesson official announced the 929, providing some additional information. The following is a better photo of the model 929 and the specifications given. Also, the company announced the addition of a second 9mm revolver: the model 986 Pro Series.
- removable compensator
- cylinder cut for moon clips
- chrome trigger and hammer
- hand-tuned action
Smith & Wesson 929 Specifications
|Sights||Patridge front, adjustable rear|
|Frame Material||stainless steel|
|MSRP (as of 6/26/2022)||$1,269|
Last Update: June 26, 2022