S&W Airweights UNSAFE to Shoot?!?
I noticed on a local gun dealer's website that all of his brand spankin' new Smith & Wesson Airweight revolvers were tagged with the warning "NOT TO BE FIRED, UNSAFE TO SHOOT!".
When I e-mailed the owner to ask why all of his brand new Airweights were unsafe to shoot, he replied with the following:
"These guns were made with alloy cylinders and the unsafe to fire warning comes from Smith & Wesson itself."
You've got to be kidding me. Does Smith & Wesson really manufacture and sell guns they consider unsafe (or choose to lable unsafe)?!?
These Airwieghts are unsafe to shoot
I'm not at the house so I cannot double check my facts. S&W did indeed make revolvers with alloy cylinders that are now considered unsafe to shoot. All of the current Airwieghts have steel cylinders. If I remember correctly they were limited run firearms or experimental or something. These revolvers are considered highly collectable as many have not survived. As the websight is a collector site I believe this is what they are. Do a little research on S&W alloy cylinders on Google and see what pops up.