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Smith & Wesson Equalizer 9mm Micro-Compact: First Look

The new S&W Equalizer aims to be the next evolution in concealed carry handguns from Smith & Wesson.

Smith & Wesson Equalizer 9mm Micro-Compact: First Look

(Photo courtesy of Smith & Wesson)

Smith & Wesson has introduced the Equalizer, a new micro-compact 9mm handgun that S&W believes represents the next evolution in their concealed carry handguns. Smith & Wesson cited ease-of-use, low recoil and comfortable everyday carry as the main development focuses behind the Equalizer.

The Equalizer has 10, 13 and 15-round magazines available on launch, with the 13 and 15-round options extending the grip. The slide features a new optic cut pattern that allows for the mounting of most micro red dots available. Additionally, the slide features S&W’s easy-to-rack system, lightening the effort needed to chamber a round. A 3.675-inch barrel provides a longer sight radius compared to other micro-compact handguns, meaning iron sights are still a viable option. A picatinny-style rail facilitates the mounting of lights or lasers as well. A new grip texture, developed for the Equalizer, is designed to further heighten control without being abrasive while carrying.

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(Photo courtesy Smith & Wesson)

The S&W Equalizer is now available with an MSRP of $599. For more information or to see a complete list of Smith & Wesson dealers, visit smith-wesson.com.

S&W Equalizer Specifications

  • Action: Internal Hammer Fired
  • Capacity: 10+1, 13+1, 15+1 Rounds
  • Barrel Length: 3.675 in (9.3 cm)
  • Rifling Twist: 1:10 in
  • Front Sight: White Dot
  • Rear Sight: White 2-Dot
  • Grip Frame: Polymer
  • Frame Width: 1.04 in(2.64 cm)
  • Overall Height: 4.5 in (11.4 cm) w/10-Rnd, 5.25 in (13.3 cm) w/15-Rnd Magazine
  • Overall Length: 6.75 in (17.1 cm)
  • Barrel Material: Stainless Steel Armornite Finish
  • Barrel Finish: Stainless Steel Armornite Finish
  • Weight: 22.9 oz. w/13-Rnd Magazine
  • Frame Finish: Matte Black



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