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Smith & Wesson
Model: 386 Night Guard
Smith & Wesson Revolver 386 Night Guard .357 Mag Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:7.6-in Height:No Data
Barrel:2.5-in Weight:24.5-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor187153
  • Recoil Factor13.91 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor74%
Gun Specifications
Type:Revolver
Produced:2008 - 2012
Caliber:.357 Mag
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:hammer block
Cylinder:7-round
Frame:matte black scandium alloy
Grip:black synthetic
Sights:tritium front, fixed notch rear
Notes:L-frame, stainless cylinder
Manufacturer
Smith & Wesson
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Gun Value
MSRP:$979.00Used Est:$595.00
Last Update:8/5/2018
About the Gun

The Night Guard series are short-barrel, compact, double-action revolvers built especially for personal defense and concealed carry. They employ advanced construction and design features, and they share a common configuration across three different frame sizes and six different chamberings. Features include an all matte black finish, front tritium night sight and Pachmyer synthetic rubber grips.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .357 Magnum
Alias: .357 Smith & Wesson Magnum
MV: From 1145 to 1542 ft/sec
ME: From 397 to 834 ft-lb
WT: From 110 to 180 grains
About the Cartridge

Smith & Wesson introduced this cartridge for its heavy-frame revolver. Ammunition was developed by Winchester in cooperation with Smith & Wesson. Using a lengthened and strengthened version of the .38 Special case, the .357 Magnum was rapidly accepted by hunters and law enforcement. At the time of its introduction, it was claimed to easily pierce the body panels of automobiles and crack engine blocks. While it has less power than the .44 Magnum, it compares favorably to the 10mm Norma and .45 ACP, but with better armor penetration. Today factories offer over fifty different loadings in this caliber.

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