The Smith & Wesson Model 910 is a full-sized, 9x19mm Parabellum (9mm Luger), Short recoil operated, Semi-automatic pistol that was introduced by the Smith & Wesson company in 1995. The Model 910 pistol features a double action/single action trigger and has a 4-inch barrel, an Aluminium alloy frame, and a slide-mounted de-cocking safety (similar to the one on the MIL-SPEC M9 Beretta pistol). The sighting system of the Model 910 consists of high visibility three-dot iron open sights. Both the 910 and its predecessor, the very similar S & W 915, are essentially budget-priced versions of Smith and Wesson's highly successful 59 series, full-sized double-action 9mm's with staggered-stack magazines.
The 910 was originally subject to the Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994, which limited the magazine capacities of all newly manufactured handguns to 10 rounds or fewer, hence the model number (9 for 9mm, and 10 for 10-round capacity), though it was designed to accommodate 15-round magazines. Law enforcement agencies purchasing the pistol could obtain full-capacity magazines instead of ten-round ones. The gun would also accept existing high-capacity Smith and Wesson magazines as well, which were legal for civilians to own as long as they were manufactured before the Assault Weapons Ban went into effect. Ever since the Assault Weapons Ban sunsetted in 2004 the Model 910 has been available for purchase with 15 round capacity magazines.
A variant is the Smith & Wesson Model 908, which is similar to the Model 910, with the exception of a three inch barrel and a single stack magazine.