In a bit of a recent gun-industry surprise, Smith & Wesson has just introduced the new CSX micro-compact pistol. The new metal-framed single-action pistol will initially come chambered in 9mm and will feature a unique aluminum alloy frame complete with ambidextrous controls and of course interchangeable backstraps as are popular with the M&P series of pistols. So what’s up with the new Smith & Wesson CSX?
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The New Metal-Framed Micro-Compact Smith & Wesson CSX
- Caliber: 9mm Luger
- Action: Single Action Only
- Capacity: 12+1 or 10+1
- Barrel Length: 3.1-inches
- Sights: White Dot
- Weight (with a 12-round magazine): 19.5oz
- Barrel and Slide Material: Stainless Stel with Armornite Finish
- Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
- MSRP: $609
The Smith & Wesson CSX is a unique offering in the Smith & Wesson lineup and is one of the first 9mm micro-compact pistols to feature an alloy frame combined with a single-action only hammer-fired design. The alloy frame is paired with Smith & Wesson’s famous polymer grip inserts that allow you to change the grip size quickly without tools to fit it more perfectly to your hand.
The new pistol fits into a unique place within the industry as much of the semi-automatic 9mm offerings have been leaning increasingly more towards higher capacity polymer-framed designs. As someone who much prefers single-action triggers for their shooting characteristics, I like that Smith & Wesson has dared to do something different than the rest of the firearms industry. Only time will tell if the new CSX can hang with the rest of the modern 9mm micro-compact gang.
The CSX was leaked early by several online outlets and is currently on sale from several online firearms retailers for between $550 and $600. So far I think the CSX ticks a lot of boxes for people who aren’t squarely in the polymer wonder 9 corners. What are your thoughts on this new 9mm micro-compact single action only pistol? Let us know down in the comments.
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