I’m not going to lie; when I saw the press release from Smith & Wesson about its new CSX pistol, I was skeptical. At a time when the polymer-frame, striker-fired, micro-9 mm double-stack pistol was conquering the landscape, Smith & Wesson launched the CSX, a metal-frame, single-action-only handgun.
In today's episode of "I Carry," we have a Smith & Wesson CSX 9 mm pistol carried in a Safariland Model 27 holster along with a CRKT Snap Lock pocketknife.
Moviegoers of 1950 enjoyed a motion picture with a unique plot twist. Rather than a tale of the trials and tribulations of a hero, we were treated to the travels and transfers of a gun. A big-budget Western starring Jimmy Stewart leading a large cast of well-known actors, “Winchester ’73” treated the gun as though it were a character. Its behavior (accuracy) established in the opening scene, succeeding scenes showed the gun used and misused, bought and sold, as it moved from owner to owner. An interesting story and well told, the film was fictional—the gun was not.
This limited-edition set includes a pistol, knife and challenge coin.
The CEO of Smith & Wesson issued a strong statement recently in the face of attacks on the 2nd Amendment.