The Smith & Wesson Model 457 is a compact semi-automatic pistol from Smith & Wesson's "third generation" series of alloy and steel-framed handguns in company's Value Line of budget-priced auto pistols. The 457 is a compact pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. The design utilizes a traditional double-action trigger mechanism, meaning that the first shot is fired with long double-action pull, with following shots fired in single-action. There is a slide-mounted safety lever that drops the hammer from its cocked position when moved to the 'safe' position. The 457 is available in all black as the Model 457, in stainless steel as the Model 457S, or in two tone with aluminum frame with a matte blue carbon steel slide as the Model 457 TDA. The compact design of the pistol makes it ideal for concealed carry, and the model developed a reputation for reliability, durability, and accuracy. There is no spur on the hammer, thereby reducing the risk of being caught on clothing during unholstering.
|Action:||DA or DA/SA|
|Slide finish:||Matte blued|
|Frame finish:||Matte stainless|
|Sights:||White Dot, drift-adjustable for windage|
|Two-Dot , drift adjustable for windage|
|Grip:||Checkered wrap around polymer grips|