Summary: Walt Rauch’s review, photos and rating of the Smith & Wesson M&P340 revolver, plus user ratings, user comments, specs and a range report.
Between a time-tested company reputation that’s over 150 years strong and the classic J-Frame design, there’s plenty going for our very first Gun of the Week: The Smith & Wesson M&P 340.
Commonly referred to as duty pistols, the M&P line was clearly intended for service use, but civilians concerned with personal protection still benefit. Smith & Wesson has successfully applied the M&P concept to a growing family of rifles and handguns, including backup revolvers. One of these, the M&P340, remains true to the line's more than 110 years, but combines modern, ergonomic features to make it one good "go-to" backup gun when the chips are down. (More photos here.)