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…]
This S&W Bodyguard 380 was sent to a home-based FFL. Manufactured last month, it was sent from the factory with no slide serrations! Members of the Smith&Wesson Forum suggested that this is no problem as long as he sells it to a customer with a pair of pliers!