Osage COunty guns is at it again. They continue to spill the beans on full line releases and pricing for major OEMs. Now up is Smith & Wessons news handguns for 2015 including their Carbon Fiber “finished” line of M&P handguns. Looking at the photos, [Read More…]
The Handi-Racker is a tool to help people rack the slide of their pistols. It is a block of plastic that fits over the muzzle end of the slide. It is channeled to press against the front of the slide and allow the barrel to protrude forward. By placing the Handi-Racker [Read More…]
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…]
It is no longer a surprise when Jerry Miculek raises the performance bar in every new video he presents. This time he hits a steel plate at 1,000 yards with his S&W 929.
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…]
Crimson Trace is now partnering with S&W to supply the lasers for the Bodyguard line of pistols. Both the Bodyguard pistol and revolver will be getting the new lasers. No word yet on if the pricing will increase with the price of either pistol. Hopefully this [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…]
Don’t hold your gun like in the picture above. I just illustrated that to draw attention to it as does Jerry in this video. He has plenty of information that you may find helpful. Some of the tips he make contradicts some of the information I had picked up but I [Read More…]
TK Custom, an Illinois firm specializing in the manufacturer or Moon Clips and Moon Clip revolver conversions, are now able to convert S&W Model 460 X-Series revolvers to chamber the new .45 RAPTOR cartridge. You may ask, because the 45 RAPTOR has the same [Read More…]
The NRA has teamed up with Natalie Foster and created a tv series focused toward females and shooting. This episode discusses and explains aspects that seem to be concerns for first time female shooters. I think it is a great resource. Any helpful information that can [Read More…]
Live Free Arms has come out with steel machined mag release buttons. They are coated with melonite and retail for $26.96. It comes in two flavors, standard or extended. To check out the mag release, go to their website. Here is a pic of the extended version. [Read More…]
Jerry Miculek is still fast. Like that is a surprise to anyone. But watch the super slo-mo on the reload. Watching Jerry’s steps broken down in slow motion is just awe inspiring. Seeing him let go of the rounds before they even enter the cylinder so he can get his [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!
Law enforcement and military outfitter Quantico Tactical recently debuted a limited edition commemorative S&W Model 10 Revolver to celebrate 100 years of the Fraternal Order of Police. Chambered in .38 Special +P, the S&W Model 10 features custom engravings on [Read More…]
Smith & Wesson have identified a problem with the trigger mechanism of the M&P Shield. If your M&P Shield was manufactured before August 19, 2013 you should inspect it to see if it needs to be sent to S&W for repair. Inspection instructions can be found [Read More…]
Now that a bit of the dust is settling from the great gun and ammo buying spree of 2013 we’re finally able to see just how well the publicly traded firearms companies did this year. Now don’t get me wrong, in many parts of the country it’s still a mess [Read More…]
Little Cakes on the Prairie, Negley, Ohio made this AR-15/NRA themed graduation cake. I don’t know who Alan is, but he sure is a lucky guy. It looks like the cake was modeled on a S&W M&P15-22 Many thanks to Andre for the tip.
In 2010 the BATFE arrested 21 people, including Smith & Wesson executives for beaching the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a law which prohibits US corporations, citizens and residents from bribing foreign officials. Those arrested were charged with conspiring to [Read More…]
Smith & Wesson’s new M&P Pro CORE pistols feature a cut out slide which accepts optic mounting brackets. The pistol supports optics from Trijicon, C-More, Leupold, Docter, Insight and JPoint. This range of pistols is also the first to feature the new [Read More…]
The .22 Model 41 target pistol is over 50 years old but is still going strong. The S&W Performance Center has developed a new optics ready version of the M41. The MSRP is $1,579. It is not cheap but this is a high-end target pistol, not a backyard plinker.
Lew Horton is distributing a beautiful limited edition S&W Model 29 in .44 Magnum. This Model 29 is finished in polished blue, with gold accents on the ejector rod, trigger, hammer and thumb latch. The gun has a 4″ barrel, a non fluted cylinder, [Read More…]
Next year Smith & Wesson will cease being the importer and distributor of Walther firearms in the USA. The owners of Carl Walther GmbH, the PW Group, have formed a new corporation called Walther Arms Inc which will taken over importing and distributing. Carl Walther [Read More…]
In video gaming the word nerf means a changes to a game which reduces the effectiveness of a particular element of a game. Often game designers “nerf” guns which are more powerful in the hands of players than they had intended. S&W has just nerfed the [Read More…]
S&W is brining back the .357 Magnum Model 586 Classic Distinguished Combat Magnum Revolver. The MSRP for both models is $809.
Rob Curtis @ GearScout was kind enough to send me this photo of Smith & Wesson M&P4, thier entry into the Army’s next-generation carbine competition. The rifle features a tougher finish, improved bolt & carrier and new muzzle design. It also looks [Read More…]
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