Smith & Wesson has maintained a solid reputation in the revolver arena for many years. However, since the release of the M&P Shield the company has made its place in the compact concealed carry market. In the same fashion, with the release of the new CSX pistol, Smith & Wesson offers a new micro carry option.
The Smith & Wesson CSX Pistol
Featuring Smith & Wesson’s classic design characteristics, the aluminum alloy frame has an optimized 18-degree grip angle. Likewise, the textured grip includes a textured front strap and removable textured polymer back strap. As a result, every shooter can customize the level of concealment and ergonomic fit, dialing in the personal experience.
Promoting enhanced manipulation in adverse conditions, the slide features both forward and rear cocking serrations. In addition, a flared design accentuates the rear serrations, so you can grip it and rip it with ease. Running along the bottom of the slide are ambidextrous slide release and manual safeties for right- and left-handed shooters. Likewise, the CSX ships with two changeable magazine release buttons, for right- and left-hand configuration.
The CSX sends rounds downrange through the 3.1-inch barrel with one-in-ten twist, via a flat-faced trigger. Moreover, the single-action-only flat-faced trigger provides a crisp, clean and consistent trigger pull.
Chambered in 9mm the CSX provides 12+1 capacity but also includes a 10-round magazine for deeper concealment options.
“Since the launch of the M&P Shield® pistol, Smith & Wesson has been invested in the compact concealed carry firearm market. Last year, we modernized and updated the legacy platform by increasing capacity and updating the trigger geometry with the release of the Shield™ Plus. With the design of the CSX, we started with a fresh canvas; providing the consumer with a completely different option for concealed carry,” said John Myles, Senior Product Manager.
The Smith & Wesson CSX Pistol is available now with an MSRP of $609.00. For more info, please visit Smith-Wesson.com.
Smith & Wesson CSX Pistol Specs
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Capacity: 10+1, 12+1
Overall Length: 6.1 inches
Front Sight: Metal White Dot
Rear Sight: Metal White 2-Dot
Action: Single Action
Grip: Interchangeable Backstraps
Barrel Material: Stainless Steel with Armornite® Finish
Slide Material: Stainless Steel with Armornite® Finish
Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
Slide Finish: Matte Black
Frame Finish: Matte Black
Barrel Length: 3.1 inches (7.9 cm)
Overall Weight: 19.5 ounces