Smith & Wesson Break Ground For New Tennessee Factory

    Smith & Wesson Inc. broke ground for its new headquarters on November 5th in Maryville, Tennessee (Smith & Wesson)

    In September Smith & Wesson announced they would be moving their headquarters to Tennessee. Last week they broke ground on their new site in Maryville, Tennessee. Smith & Wesson are expecting to invest $120 million in the project and from photographs shared on their social media, the occasion was marked by a significant event.

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    Smith & Wesson Break Ground For New Tennessee Factory

    An architect’s render of Smith & Wesson’s new HQ in Tennessee. (Smith & Wesson)

    Smith & Wesson’s Springfield facility will keep some of its manufacturing operations, including all forging, machining, metal finishing, and assembly of revolvers, while the company’s distribution operations in Columbia, Missouri will be moved to the new facility in Tennessee. At the same time Smith & Wesson’s plastic injection molding facility in Deep River, Connecticut, will be sold.

    Maryville is in a so-called Second Amendment Sanctuary county which seeks to protect Second Amendment rights at the local government level.

    Smith & Wesson celebrated the breaking of ground at the Maryville site with the release of a limited edition commemorative engraved M&P15T II, details follow below:

    M&P15T II Engraved Limited-Edition (Smith & Wesson)

    Smith & Wesson Inc. broke ground for its new headquarters on November 5th in Maryville, Tennessee, and to celebrate this historic move from 2100 Roosevelt Ave, Smith & Wesson has released 2,100 limited edition M&P15T II engraved rifles. Engraved on the magazine well is an eagle, American flag, and the text “Since 1852 Protecting the 2nd”, representing the company’s commitment to the 2nd Amendment and its customers.

    The M&P 15T II Engraved rifle features a free-float 16” barrel that features 5R rifling with a twist rate of 1:8 and is equipped with a mid-length gas system delivering reduced recoil and efficient cycling. A forged, oversized trigger guard provides maximum clearance when wearing gloves, and it’s equipped with a new flat face trigger for a crisp and consistent trigger pull. The M&P15T II comes standard with a Radian™ Raptor-LT™ charging handle, providing ambidextrous manipulation. Also included is a Magpul CTR carbine-length stock, and a 15” aluminum M-Lok handguard topped with Magpul MBUS® sights.

    The MSRP on the new M&P15T II Engraved Limited-Edition rifle is $1,372.

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