Sadly, it is not a suppressor. NRA Museums posted this on Facebook.

The hollow club extension on this double-action revolver allowed rounds in the cylinder to be fired and then an immediate shift to use of the club if necessary. Intended for law enforcement, the awkward combination of the club extension fitted to the Smith & Wesson Corp. revolver’s barrel did not see extensive use by any agency.

Im not sure how sturdy it would be to use the billy club for hitting people, while attached to the revolver.


  • John Yossarian

    Difficult to muscle into a shooting position, unleveraged for clubbing, impossible to holster, confusing as to intent… What’s not to hate!

  • Kelly Jackson

    I’m not sure that would be very useful for beating an offending negro. I prefer the Mag Lite.

    • Andrew

      Wow. Are you sure you’re on the correct website?

    • Josh carter

      Wow, I wasn’t aware it was 1996.

      • Cm

        1919. not 1996. unless you a cracking an inside joke.

        • Andrew

          ‘Kelly Jackson’ did an edit. His original post used ‘negro’ where it now says criminal. Hence the adverse reactions.

  • Don Ward

    And now we are stuck with plastic Glocks which are completely inadequate for pistol whipping. We have forgotten so much valuable knowledge learned the hard way by our grandparents. What was perfect for giving Commies, longhairs and hippies a wood shampoo would work just as well today for white, protesting LARPers in Guy Fawkes masks.

    • noob

      maybe contact laserlyte. they could put a baton on to the accessory rail of your glock. they already did it for a bayonet with serrations on it so it would be completely useless after it gets stuck.

  • Captain Obvious

    It is obvious that a revolver is the prefect holder for one’s club. I mean what does one do it with one’s club during a lull in a civil disturbance? The answer of course is hang it on the end of one’s revolver. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. It’s like two weapons in one..BRILLIANT!

  • SP mclaughlin

    2 in 1 CCW in Texas? (It isn’t legal to open carry a billy club, I think)

  • Fruitbat44

    ” . . . did not see extensive use by any agency.”

    Colour me surprised . . .

  • The Believer

    It just seems to be doing things the wrong way round. Seems like you’d be better off with the club attached to the butt somehow (maybe in the same fashion as early autopistols)- it could thus be used as a stock/brace, and it seems like such a thing would holster… less badly.

  • Azril @ Alex Vostox

    Are we sure this thing is useful in this modern times? If the trained BART officer shooting an innocent man because he got confused between his service pistol and the taser, I guess this thing some kind of oxymoron.

  • Lance

    The gun liberals must hate the most a Police gun with club all the liberals must be foaming at the mouth.

  • jamezb

    I suspect part of the idea may have been, that an officer at night, patrolling a bad area, could have his gun in his hand at his side, yet the casual observer would see the officer with his billy club hanging from his hand by it’s wrist strap. This illusion would work particularly well if the officer was wearing a raincoat, pea-coat, or trench coat, all of which used to be used by the foot patrol officers in various locations.

  • Bill

    Old, and I mean old, coppers were always complaining about the pencil barrel Model 10 barrel and ejector rod bending under the wrong conditions.

    • Tassiebush

      I was thinking the same thing! It’s quite a bit of leverage against the barrel!

  • Rodford Smith

    Read the headline, saw the photo, thought this was the explanation for the term “baton round.” Nope. 🙂

    • I thought that as well. I figured the design was intended to capture the .38 projectile and then fire the baton downrange like a rifle grenade.

  • Sulaco

    Saw some of the Pistol Bayonets for sale in my shop. Yaknow the ones that attach to the gen three Glock rails. Silly, but good steel and sharp!!