In the second half of June, we reported that the Army had released a new second draft of the request for proposal (RFP) for the new MHS handgun, now called “XM17″, slated to replace the M9 handgun made by Beretta that has been in use since the 1980s. The [Read More…]
A few months ago I was fortunate enough to purchase an M&P Pro from a friend who attended the S&W armorer course for M&Ps. This pistol was the one he built in that class. Knowing how particular he is about his guns I had no qualms about buying this Pro [Read More…]
I was watching Marvel’s Avengers on TV and I noticed something for the first time. Nick Fury and Shield go hand in hand, but that is a given. What I noticed was the gun he was carrying. Of all the pistols he could have, he pulls out a S&W M&P Shield. [Read More…]
TFB Editor Phil White was given a Smith & Wesson Model 10 M&P, and I asked him to take photos for the blog. The pistol dates back to around the time of WWI (judging from the serial). He wrote … My good friend and FFL closed his shop a week ago to [Read More…]
Zach wrote … My M&P with the Apex Tactical Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Kit (Which I HIGHLY Recommend) and my new IWB holster from M3 Tactical Kydex. Thanks Zach.
Eric sent us his every day carry, a S&W Shield pistol, Kershaw blade and a 5.11 atac aaa light. He also carries a spare magazine in a Desantis Magpacker and a Ted Corini custom kydex holster.
Andrew sent us this nifty photo of the 9mm Smith & Wesson Shield pistol that is his off duty carry. He told us his ammunition of choice is 147 grain Ranger-T, Winchester’s 3rd generation penetrating hollow point (1st. gen was the infamous Black Talon).
Smith & Wesson has just announced the purchase of Battenfeld Technologies for $130.5 million in cash. You may have not heard of Battenfeld Technologies, but there is a good chance you own products they make. Their brands include Caldwell Shooting Supplies [Read More…]
Apex Tactical has released a forward-set flat-faced trigger to improve the performance of your M&P handgun. Depending on the chosen springs, the trigger can be set from 2-5 pounds. The trigger includes a passive carrot-style safety. APEX claims that the flat face [Read More…]
This beautiful photo was taken by HKG of his S&W Model 27-2 manufactured in 1977. The Model 27 has been a popular gun with consumers and law enforcement ever since its introduction almost 80 years ago in 1935. The ’27 was originally named the [Read More…]
S&W 2015 first quarter results have published. Long gun sales are down 67.2% from the same quarter last year. Decreased demand for “Modern Sporing Rifles” were identified as a cause of the decline in long gun sales. I expect hunting rifle demand stayed [Read More…]
Most people recognize the name “Victory” revolver, but the history is just a smidge complicated. Let’s go over just how this .38 six shooter made it into WWII. Early in WWII the UK contracted with S&W, and paid a large advance, to develop a light [Read More…]
CNN reports that Smith & Wesson has settled with the US Government for charges of bribing foreign officials. The settlement is reportedly $2 million for violations from 2007 and 2010. Smith & Wesson agreed to the settlement without admitting or deny the [Read More…]
Viridian claims this is the “first taclight for the S&W shield”. Their latest taclight is a useful offering as it easily fits within the confines of the frame, not sticking out in front of the muzzle. Secondly, it comes readily compatible [Read More…]