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SMITH AND WESSON MODEL 457 PISTOL

 

The Smith and Wesson Model 457 pistol is another in the company's line of no-nonsense defense guns. It's a compact pistol with the full firepower of eight rounds of .45 ACP (seven in the magazine and one in the chamber). The aluminum alloy frame and carbon steel slide and barrel result in a weight of 29 ounces unloaded, making it an excellent choice for carry.

The sights on the 457 are fixed white dot. The rear sight has rounded edges to eliminate snagging on clothing. The pistol is finished in a durable matte black for eliminating glare. The magazine has a rubber extension that serves as a finger rest as well as an aid in slamming the magazine home.

Specifications

Caliber: .45 ACP
Capacity: 7 Rounds +1
Barrel Length: 3-3/4"
Front Sight: White Dot
Rear Sight: Fixed 2-Dot
Firing System: N/A
Grip: Straight Backstrap
Trigger: .305" Combat
Hammer: .260" Bobbed
External Safety: Single Side
Frame: Compact
Finish: Black
Overall length: 7-1/4"
Material: Aluminum Alloy / Carbon Steel
Weight Empty: 29 ounces

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Smith and Wesson 457 Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By fhedrickjr, Newark, DE
August 13, 2014

Purpose: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I purchased my 457 at a gun show in Florida in 1998. I traded a used Ruger GP100 4" revolver and $212.00 cash for this little gem. I haven't seen anyone talking about the version I have, so, I am wondering how "rare" it is. It is the black slide, but, instead of the black alloy frame, it is the matte finished alloy frame. I replaced the factory grips with a Hogue set, making the pistol fit a little better in the hand. With 160gr HydraShocks, it is very accurate, although, the nice pink flame would surely have an effect on your night vision. I carried it for a while in a fanny pack, but, due to persperation, it started to corrode a little bit on the rear of the slide. I cleaned her up, oiled her and put her away in 2009, and started carrying an alloy framed/stainless slide 11 + 1 DAO S&W in .40S&W. I wish they had a link so I could post a picture of the 457. The two tone look is pretty cool!"

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By Howard Blair, Margate, FL
June 26 2013

Purpose: Defense/Law Enforcement

"From all the reading about this pistol. I am happy that I made a good trade for my Chinese SKS. This gun is heavy, but has a good feel for a compact pistol. My real only complaint, is the feel of the grip. I will be searching for a different grip if they are made."

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By Sam, Hahira, GA
May 14, 2013

Purpose: Defense/Law Enforcement

"Very smooth accurate firearm. I love it. It is very easy to clean and not to big for concealment. It works very well for me."

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By batman, Dallas, Georgia
February 26, 2013

Purpose: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I own several glocks in assorted calibers, but the Smith and Wesson 457 is my favorite. It is reliable, lightweight and compact. It is my #1 carry weapon."

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