This is a Model 940 no dash. As far as the Centennial revolvers go, the 9mm S&W Model 940 is a kissing cousin to the .38 Special Model 640. S&W no longer makes the Model 940; apparently, the 9mm DAO revolver fan club was not large enough to sustain big sales numbers. S&W manufactured the 940 from 1991 through 1998 with the 1 7/8’’ barrel, and for a short time during 1991 and 1992 offered the 940 with an optional 3’’ barrel.
The stainless-steel rear sight finish reflected lights from behind the shooter. This 9mm is also the only revolver tested that does not offer the option of single-action firing. Unlike the Pitbull, it also required moon clips to eject the rimless 9mm Luger rounds.
I’ve always been fascinated by 9mm revolvers. I’ve never pinpointed the precise reason, but the idea of shooting rimless cartridges in a wheelgun appeals to me. I suppose it could be my inner tinkerer. From odd computer builds to unusual gun projects, I’m attracted to things others say are too difficult to accomplish.