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Smith & Wesson is as iconic as apple pie. This brand of handgun has been featured in dozens (if not hundreds) of Hollywood movies. In 1852, Daniel B. Wesson and Horace Smith of Springfield, Massachusetts, manufactured a lever-action pistol which earned the moniker Volcanic pistol. Thus the company was called the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company. This enterprise was short-lived and was ultimately acquired by Oliver Winchester.

Smith and Wesson put up their own company and came up with a revolver and cartridge combination which was called Smith & Wesson Model 1.  This model featured the bored through cylinder and self-contained metallic cartridge. However this innovation was already patented as an invention of Rollin White. Smith & Wesson entered an agreement with White for the assignment of the patent agreeing to pay White 25 cents for every sold pistol. For over 10 years Smith & Wesson manufactured the Model 1. When the American Civil war commenced Smith & Wesson hit it big with the Model 2.

The gun company went global in 1867. Russia ordered revolvers and ammunition from the company. The Smith & Wesson Model 3 came to be known as the Russian Model which was actually Wyatt Earp’s choice for a handgun. The Model 3 was the sidearm of the US Army and was dubbed the “Schofield”.

The company underwent acquisitions and different ownerships over the course of its existence.  In 1964, the first acquisition of Smith & Wesson took place. From 1987 to 2001, Tomkins PLC was the owner of the gun company. In 2001 up to the present, Saf-T-Hammer Corporation owns Smith & Wesson Corporation.  With the new acquisition, the agreement between the Clinton administration and Tomkins PLC pertaining to additional safety features of gun designs and limitations on the sale of guns and ammunitions became null and void.

Over the years, Smith & Wesson designed and manufactured revolvers in varied frame sizes.  I refers to the .32 small frame.  M is for the small Ladysmith frame. J is for the small .38 frame and K refers to the medium .38 frame. L is for the medium-large frame and N refers to the .44 Magnum type frame. Introduced in 2003 is the X frame for the .500 S&W Magnum.

S&W has been very prolific in its design and manufacture of handguns.  Today, the company has four divisions to better cater to civilians, law enforcers and the military.  Smith & Wesson Firearms is the maker of high quality firearms for hunters, hobbyists, gun collectors, the police and military. It has a whole range of revolvers and pistols, tactical rifles, handcuffs and other gun-related accessories and products.

Under the management of S&W is the Thompson/Center Arms which deals with hunting firearms, black powder rifles, bolt action rifles, rimfire selections and other interchangeable platforms. S&W is also the sole distributor of Walther firearms as well as S&W Security Solutions.

Under Handguns are the pistols, revolvers, champion and pro series, performance center, classic revolvers, engraved firearms and Walther America.  The SW1191 is a S&W pistol that is precise, accurate and has consistent performance rate. This is a variation of the famous 1911 of John Browning. Variants are the Bodyguard 380, SW1911 E Series, SD9, SD40, .22 LR Rimfire, M&P, Sigma Series and Performance Ctr.

Under Revolvers are the Governor, Bodyguard 38, Classics, Nightguard, M&P and the various J, K, L, N and X models.  The Governor ® is capable of 6 rounds of .45 ACP or .45 Colt or .410 2 1/2" shotshells. This model is super lightweight and is fitted with a low light tritium night sight.

M&P handguns includes the S&W M&P22, M&P45, M&P9, M&P 40, M&P 357 and M&P revolvers. Each submodel has its variants. For example, the M&P9 has about 24 variants.

The Performance Center boasts of original that stem from standard designs. These products are a fusion of modern technology and old-world craftsmanship. Example is the .45 ACP (pistols), .357 magnum, .41 magnum, .44 magnum and more.

The M&P Rifles has several tactical rifles, M&P 15-22 and other rifles compliant to local regulations. The M&P 15 Sport™ rifle is a very popular semi-automatic tactical rifle fitted with accurate 5R rifling, single stage trigger, adjustable sights and a Melonite® coated barrel. It is deemed as a good choice for a tactical rifle.

Smith & Wesson Performance Center is composed of firearms of superb quality fitted for enthusiasts with meticulous requirements, expectations and applications.  These guns were made from the ground-up. These handguns and rifles are special, thus are priced as much as triple the regular ones.

The Law Enforcement and Military divisions have their own special line-up pistols, revolvers and rifles. There are models meant for training. Under Law Enforcement is Model M&P15OR Rifle is 32”-35” long, has a 5.56mm NATO/.223 and has a 30-round detachable magazine, a semi-automatic action, chromed components.

Examples of Military Rifles are the Model M&P15OR Rifle,   Model M&P15-22 Rifle (Compliant), Model M&P15A Rifle, Model M&P15-22 - CA Compliant and more. Pistols comprise of Model SW1911 TFP, Model SW1911PD, Model SW1911PD plus other variants of the 1911. Revolvers have the Model M&P340 - No Internal Lock, Model 686 Plus, Model M&P340 CT - No Internal Lock and the Model 60.

Smith & Wesson‘s noted contribution in the world is the .38 Military and Police or the Model 10. Since its inception this revolver model has been in continuous production and has been used (at one point of time) by almost every police agency and the military all over the world. S&W is also noted for the first ever Magnum revolver, which is the .357 Magnum, introduced in 1935. The Model 39 is the first American auto-loading double action pistol introduced by S&W in 1955.

Model 29 is chambered in .44 magnum was introduced in 1956. This same handgun was immortalized by no less than Clint Eastwood in the movie Dirty Harry. S&W launched the era of stainless steel revolvers with the launch of Model 60. Smith & Wesson’s contribution to the world of firearms is notable. In spite of its ups and downs over the course of its more than 150 years of existence, S&W continues to lead the world in firearms innovations.

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  • 10 Classic

    This 10 Classic fires a 38 Special caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4' inches long with a total weight of

    38 Special
  • 1911

    This 1911 fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 5' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • 1911 E

    This 1911 E fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3\' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • 1911 E Series

    This 1911 E Series fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 5' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • 1911 E Series

    This 1911 E Series fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3\' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • 1911 Pro

    This 1911 Pro fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 5\' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • 1911 Sub Compact

    This 1911 Sub Compact fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 3' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • 22A

    This 22A fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 5.5' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • 22A Classic

    This 22A Classic fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 5.5' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • 22A Classic

    This 22A Classic fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 5.5' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • 22A Classic

    This 22A Classic fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 5.5' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • 340

    This 340 fires a 357 Magnum caliber bullet from a barrel that's 1.9' inches long with a total weight of

    357 Magnum
  • 442

    This 442 fires a 38 Special caliber bullet from a barrel that's 1.9' inches long with a total weight of

    38 Special
  • 442 Pro Series

    This 442 Pro Series fires a 38 Special caliber bullet from a barrel that's 1.9' inches long with a total weight of

    38 Special
  • 460

    This 460 fires a 460 Smith & Wesson Magnum caliber bullet from a barrel that's 14' inches long with a total weight of

    460 Smith & Wesson Magnum
  • 460XVR

    This 460XVR fires a 460 Smith & Wesson Magnum caliber bullet from a barrel that's 10.5' inches long with a total weight of

    460 Smith & Wesson Magnum
  • 500

    This 500 fires a 500 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4' inches long with a total weight of

    500 Smith & Wesson
  • 500

    This 500 fires a 500 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 8.4' inches long with a total weight of

    500 Smith & Wesson
  • 629 Hunter

    This 629 Hunter fires a 44 Remington Magnum caliber bullet from a barrel that's 7.5' inches long with a total weight of

    44 Remington Magnum
  • 629 Performance Center

    This 629 Performance Center fires a 44 Remington Magnum caliber bullet from a barrel that's 2.6' inches long with a total weight of

    44 Remington Magnum
  • 642

    This 642 fires a 38 Special caliber bullet from a barrel that's 1.9\' inches long with a total weight of

    38 Special
  • 642 Airweight

    This 642 Airweight fires a 38 Special caliber bullet from a barrel that's 1.87' inches long with a total weight of

    38 Special
  • 642 Airweight

    This 642 Airweight fires a 38 Special caliber bullet from a barrel that's 1.9' inches long with a total weight of

    38 Special
  • 649

    This 649 fires a 357 Magnum caliber bullet from a barrel that's 2.1' inches long with a total weight of

    357 Magnum
  • 686 Plus

    This 686 Plus fires a 357 Magnum caliber bullet from a barrel that's 6' inches long with a total weight of

    357 Magnum
  • Bodyguard

    This Bodyguard fires a 38 Special caliber bullet from a barrel that's 1.9' inches long with a total weight of

    38 Special
  • Bodyguard 38

    This Bodyguard 38 fires a 38 Special caliber bullet from a barrel that's 1.9' inches long with a total weight of

    38 Special
  • Bodyguard 380

    This Bodyguard 380 fires a 380 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 2.8' inches long with a total weight of

    380 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • Classic 22

    This Classic 22 fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 7' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • M&P

    This M&P fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 3.5' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P

    This M&P fires a .45 ACP caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4' inches long with a total weight of

    N/A
  • M&P

    This M&P fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P

    This M&P fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.1' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • M&P

    This M&P fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.5\' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • M&P 22

    This M&P 22 fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.1' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • M&P 340

    This M&P 340 fires a 357 Magnum caliber bullet from a barrel that's 1.9' inches long with a total weight of

    357 Magnum
  • M&P 9 Pro

    This M&P 9 Pro fires a 9mm caliber bullet from a barrel that's 5\' inches long with a total weight of

    9mm
  • M&P Carry & Range Kit

    This M&P Carry & Range Kit fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P Compact

    This M&P Compact fires a 9mm caliber bullet from a barrel that's 3.5' inches long with a total weight of

    9mm
  • M&P Compact

    This M&P Compact fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 3.5\' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P Full-Size

    This M&P Full-Size fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P Full-Size

    This M&P Full-Size fires a 9mm caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3\' inches long with a total weight of

    9mm
  • M&P Full-Size

    This M&P Full-Size fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3\' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P Mid-Size

    This M&P Mid-Size fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4\' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • M&P Pro

    This M&P Pro fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P Shield

    This M&P Shield fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 3.1' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P Shield

    This M&P Shield fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 3.1\' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P Viking Tactics

    This M&P Viking Tactics fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3\' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P40

    This M&P40 fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P40

    This M&P40 fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P40

    This M&P40 fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3\' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P40

    This M&P40 fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 5\' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P40 Carry & Range Kit

    This M&P40 Carry & Range Kit fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3\' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P40 Pro Optics

    This M&P40 Pro Optics fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 5\' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • M&P45

    This M&P45 fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • M&P45

    This M&P45 fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.5' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • M&P45

    This M&P45 fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.5\' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • M&P45

    This M&P45 fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.5\' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • M&P45

    This M&P45 fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4\' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • M&P9

    This M&P9 fires a 9mm caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3' inches long with a total weight of

    9mm
  • M&P9

    This M&P9 fires a 9mm caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3' inches long with a total weight of

    9mm
  • M&P9

    This M&P9 fires a 9mm caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3\' inches long with a total weight of

    9mm
  • M&P9 Compact w/ Lasergrips

    This M&P9 Compact w/ Lasergrips fires a 9mm caliber bullet from a barrel that's 3.5\' inches long with a total weight of

    9mm
  • M&P9 Shield

    This M&P9 Shield fires a 9mm caliber bullet from a barrel that's 3.1' inches long with a total weight of

    9mm
  • M&P9 Standard

    This M&P9 Standard fires a 9mm caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4.3\' inches long with a total weight of

    9mm
  • M&P9c

    This M&P9c fires a 9mm caliber bullet from a barrel that's 3.5\' inches long with a total weight of

    9mm
  • M27

    This M27 fires a 357 Magnum caliber bullet from a barrel that's 6.5' inches long with a total weight of

    357 Magnum
  • M48

    This M48 fires a 22 Winchester Magnum caliber bullet from a barrel that's 6' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Winchester Magnum
  • Mod 43 Classic

    This Mod 43 Classic fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 1.9\' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • SD40

    This SD40 fires a 40 Smith & Wesson caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4' inches long with a total weight of

    40 Smith & Wesson
  • SD9

    This SD9 fires a 9mm caliber bullet from a barrel that's 4\' inches long with a total weight of

    9mm
  • SW1911

    This SW1911 fires a 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) caliber bullet from a barrel that's 5' inches long with a total weight of

    45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)

  • M&P

    This M&P fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • M&P 15 PSX

    This M&P 15 PSX fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P 15 Sport AR-15

    This M&P 15 Sport AR-15 fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P 15-22 MOE

    This M&P 15-22 MOE fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16\' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • M&P15

    This M&P15 fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P15

    This M&P15 fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P15

    This M&P15 fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • M&P15

    This M&P15 fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16.1' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P15

    This M&P15 fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16\' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P15 MOE

    This M&P15 MOE fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P15 MOE

    This M&P15 MOE fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16\' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P15 Optic Ready Compliant

    This M&P15 Optic Ready Compliant fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16\' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P15 Optics

    This M&P15 Optics fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P15 Performance Center

    This M&P15 Performance Center fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 20' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P15 Performance Center

    This M&P15 Performance Center fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 20' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P15 Tact AR-15

    This M&P15 Tact AR-15 fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P15 Tactical

    This M&P15 Tactical fires a 223 Remington/5.56 NATO caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16' inches long with a total weight of

    223 Remington/5.56 NATO
  • M&P15-22

    This M&P15-22 fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 18' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • M&P15-22

    This M&P15-22 fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • M&P15-22

    This M&P15-22 fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16\' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • M&P15-22 A1

    This M&P15-22 A1 fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16\' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • M&P15-22 Performance Center

    This M&P15-22 Performance Center fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 18' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • M&P15-22 Performance Center

    This M&P15-22 Performance Center fires a 22 Long Rifle caliber bullet from a barrel that's 18' inches long with a total weight of

    22 Long Rifle
  • M&P15-22 Standard

    This M&P15-22 Standard fires a Not Available caliber bullet from a barrel that's 16' inches long with a total weight of

    N/A