Smith & Wesson will be selling two new 9mm revolvers in 2014, one from the company’s ultra-high-end Performance Center and another in the Pro Series line.
One of Smith & Wesson’s most eye-catching pieces at SHOT this year is the “Jerry Miculek” Performance Center Model 929 eight-shot 9mm. The 929 has a stainless steel frame with a titanium cylinder cut for moonclips, and weighs only 44.2 ounces. The 6.5-inch barrel is topped with a removable compensator. Its overall length is 12.25 inches. Jerry Miculek’s signature sits above the super-light Performance Center trigger. Though I only had the opportunity to dry-fire the 929, has one of the most impressive handgun triggers I’ve ever pulled. It will retail for $1,189.
The Pro Series Model 986 is another new Smith & Wesson 9mm revolver, one which I was luckily able to shoot at Media Day. The 986 has a five-inch barrel, and just like 929 features a stainless steel frame mated with a titanium alloy moonclip-cut cylinder. In contrast with the 929, the 986 has a seven-round capacity. Though the 986’s trigger pull in double- and single-action was not as crisp as the 929’s, it still felt great. It’s priced at $1,149.