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Smith & Wesson
Model: CS45 (Chief's Special)
Gun Dimensions Width:1.39-in
Length:6.66-in Height:5.2-in
Barrel:3.25-in Weight:23.9-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor188012
  • Recoil Factor10.02 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealibilityGood
  • Defense Factor81%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:1999 - 2006
Caliber:.45 Automatic
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:slide mounted safety/decock lever
Magazine:6-round
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:Hogue wrap around rubber
Sights:Novak Lo Mount front, fixed 2 dot rear
Notes:stainless steel barrel
Manufacturer
Smith & Wesson
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Gun Value
MSRP:$826.00Used Est:$485.00
Last Update:11/19/2017
About the Gun

Compact design with traditional double action, hammerless, 3-1/4 in. barrel, 6 shot magazine, alloy frame and stainless slide, Hogue wraparound rubber grips and 3-dot Novak low mount sights.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .45 Automatic
Alias: .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
MV: From 830 to 1140 ft/sec
ME: From 333 to 573 ft-lb
WT: From 165 to 230 grains
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.

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