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Smith & Wesson (SWHC) Secures Supply Contracts with Ohio Police and Dallas Airport Police
StreetInsider.com ^ | 9/6/06 | n/a

Posted on 09/07/2006 12:02:01 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SWHC) has secured contracts to supply the Columbus, Ohio Police Department and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Police (DFW) with the company's advanced-design polymer pistol, the M&P40.

The agreements call for 1,875 M&P40 pistols to be shipped to the Columbus Police Department and 305 M&P40 pistols to be shipped for use by DFW Airport police officers.

Tom Taylor, Smith & Wesson's Vice President of Marketing, said, "Since the M&P Pistol Series was first introduced in November 2005, it has quickly changed performance expectations in the duty firearm test and evaluation process. We are proud to support the men and women of the Columbus Police Department and the Dallas Fort Worth Airport Police, and are pleased to add them to the growing number of law enforcement agencies that have selected M&P pistols."



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; gunporn

1 posted on 09/07/2006 12:02:04 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim
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To: kiriath_jearim
Another pic:
2 posted on 09/07/2006 12:02:55 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim
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To: kiriath_jearim

S&W semi auto and a Breitling watch to boot.

My kind of guy.

Take no prisoners - with style!


3 posted on 09/07/2006 12:04:23 PM PDT by roaddog727 (Bullsh## doesn't get bridges built.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

SWHC...Check out their stock chart. Wait til they win the Army contract. Note: No more than 3% of your money in one stock!


4 posted on 09/07/2006 12:05:10 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: kiriath_jearim

This is an MP-40

5 posted on 09/07/2006 12:19:04 PM PDT by fso301
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To: kiriath_jearim

Akin to a CZ-75 or more akin to Glock? Haven't seen one myself.


6 posted on 09/07/2006 12:27:14 PM PDT by ASOC (The phrase "What if" or "If only" are for children.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

I want one, and I am a die hard Glock fan.

Some people whove shot them swear they point better and are more accurate than Glocks also.

John Farnam, Chuck Taylor and Massad Ayoob have also spoken highly of this model. Its the first smith and wesson gun, aside from the scandium 357 magnum J frame snubby, that Ive had a desire for in..well...years.


7 posted on 09/07/2006 12:29:51 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Paranoid? I'm carrying a Glock 17, an extra magazine and a knife, why would I be paranoid?)
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To: roaddog727

Nice watch.


8 posted on 09/07/2006 12:30:22 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

--much better than that silly new Browning with the rimless .22 Hornet lite--


9 posted on 09/07/2006 12:33:18 PM PDT by rellimpank (Don't believe anything about firearms or explosives stated by the mass media---NRABenefactor)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

"Nice watch."

Looks to be a SuperOcean.


10 posted on 09/07/2006 12:35:52 PM PDT by roaddog727 (Bullsh## doesn't get bridges built.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

I purchased a new M&P 9mm right after they came out. The slide stop spring was so weak that the slide locked back every round. Wondering how this pistol ever left the factory I wrote S&W a nice letter inquiring about quality control and received a terse reply requesting the pistol be shipped back. Not wanting to pay shipping I called to see if they could send me a new spring, they asked if I was comfortable changing the slide stop, (as they come as a swagged assembly) I was so the nice fellow I talked to dropped it in the mail to me. Dropped it in and haven't had another malfunction. It really is a nice pistol and the interchangeable grip straps make it easy to fit the gun to your hand. Hopefully the problem I encountered was isolated to early run pistols. Anyone else had this problem?


11 posted on 09/07/2006 1:07:16 PM PDT by VRing (Happiness is a perfect sling bruise.)
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To: Armedanddangerous

The buzz is that S&W is making a 45 acp versionof this pistol to enter in the Army's test for a new sidearm. That is the one I want.


12 posted on 09/07/2006 1:09:57 PM PDT by Hydroshock ( (Proverbs 22:7). The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.)
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To: roaddog727

I prefer the GMT Master. Had it since 82. Opened for the first time last year for cleaning and new crystal.


13 posted on 09/07/2006 1:43:30 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: roaddog727
Take no prisoners - with style!

Not quite. His tie is hideous. :)

14 posted on 09/07/2006 1:44:49 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: kiriath_jearim

It is good to know that S&W is selling guns to someone.. Because after their 2000 agreement with the Clinton aministration's gun control agenda, they will never, ever sell another one to me no matter how good they are. Of the 22 firearms in my safe only one says Smith & Wesson on it and it is a model 15 .38 spcl. manufactured in the '50's. They can keep their "Clinton approved" firearms and I will gladly spend my money on things like Sigs, Berettas, Glocks, Colts, Rugers, etc...


15 posted on 09/07/2006 2:18:22 PM PDT by Mtner77
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

"I prefer the GMT Master. Had it since 82. Opened for the first time last year for cleaning and new crystal."

GMT Master is nice. Black dial, Black and Red, or the Pepsi model?

I switch off between my bluface Superocean and Seadweller.


16 posted on 09/07/2006 2:41:44 PM PDT by roaddog727 (Bullsh## doesn't get bridges built.)
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To: 1rudeboy

"Not quite. His tie is hideous. :)"

Good catch. I wouldn't wear that tie if I were dead in a casket.


17 posted on 09/07/2006 2:43:07 PM PDT by roaddog727 (Bullsh## doesn't get bridges built.)
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To: roaddog727
Blue & red bezel with black face and white dots. The Rolex shop in Springfield, MO chapped my butt about waiting for 25 years to have it cleaned. I said there was absolutely no reason to do this since it had gained the same 8 seconds/day since I bought it new.
Now cleaned and with an unscratched glass and tightened links, it looks very good. My boss has an Ebel and still is envious.
18 posted on 09/07/2006 4:17:14 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Mtner77

Fifteen posts to get to someone who didn't get the word.

Smith and Wesson is no longer the company who made the deal with clintoons. They are gone. They fled back to England.

Smith and Wesson is now an American owned and operated company. They have nothing and I repeat, nothing to do with the clintoon agreement.

There is no longer a reason to put an American gun company out of business. They're on your side.


19 posted on 09/07/2006 4:23:20 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: Hydroshock

I agree Hydro, I personally pack a 1911 and "never leave home without it". Wonder if this new S&W is a double/double, or double/single, or a good old fashion single like my 1911? I hope it's not a double/double cause if it is I will take a pass on it.


20 posted on 09/07/2006 4:30:00 PM PDT by snoringbear
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To: Shooter 2.5

...."Fifteen posts to get to someone who didn't get the word.

Smith and Wesson is no longer the company who made the deal with clintoons. They are gone. They fled back to England.

Smith and Wesson is now an American owned and operated company. They have nothing and I repeat, nothing to do with the clintoon agreement"....

Hogwash!!

S&W may be under new ownership. But when you purchase a business you assume the assests AND THE LIABILITIES of said business! One of the liabilities that the new owners assumed was the 2000 Clinton gun control agreement. And one of the things that the company will forever have to live down is their betrayal of the American shooting public and the 2A, no matter who now happens to own the company. The company is still named Smith & Wesson right?? If the new owners don't like this they should have perhaps been a little more discriminating about the business that they chose to purchase. To put it another way, do you think you could purchase Enron and have a sparkling clear reputation because "there is new ownership"?

You are free to deal with any company you like. I, like most shooters I know, choose NOT to deal with S&W. S&W doesn't like it? Tough! I didn't like their company (the SAME S&W) attempting to sell out my second amendment rights!


21 posted on 09/07/2006 5:41:55 PM PDT by Mtner77
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To: snoringbear

For my money, the 1911 .45 design has never been equalled or exceeded in elegance, utility or performance. IMO, it's the best, bar none. Newfangled stuff - bah!


22 posted on 09/07/2006 6:34:42 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Mtner77

So why do you own a Ruger?
Why did you mention Colt?
I wonder how many Chinese SKS's you own.


23 posted on 09/07/2006 6:54:50 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: snoringbear

Its basically the same trigger as the Glock..the "safe action."

A consistent five or six lb crisp pull that has no creep and is always the same, every time you pull the trigger.


24 posted on 09/07/2006 7:23:59 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Paranoid? I'm carrying a Glock 17, an extra magazine and a knife, why would I be paranoid?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Elegant, yet understated.

Enjoy.
25 posted on 09/08/2006 3:18:54 AM PDT by roaddog727 (Bullsh## doesn't get bridges built.)
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To: Mtner77

S&W could do wonders for its credibility by renouncing the Clinton era agreement. While the ownership has changed and they've said the company's past actions were a mistake, they've never "renounced" the agreement with the Clintons. They should do that.


26 posted on 09/08/2006 6:27:11 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

It's a nice handgun, I know a few fellows who are competing in IDPA with them.

Not my particular cup of tea because of the magazine disconnect. It's a pain in the ass to clear the weapon, and, in a combat situation, if I have a round in the chamber and accidentally drop the mag, I'd like to be able to still fire the weapon.


27 posted on 09/08/2006 6:56:20 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

...."S&W could do wonders for its credibility by renouncing the Clinton era agreement. While the ownership has changed and they've said the company's past actions were a mistake, they've never "renounced" the agreement with the Clintons. They should do that."....

Exactly. I think that it might go a long way toward softening some of the bitter feelings that still remain.

Shooter 2.5

As I said above, you are free to deal with whatever company you choose. But I am also free to do the same.


28 posted on 09/08/2006 11:15:51 AM PDT by Mtner77
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

There's no one to renounce it to. That administartion was voted out of office.

Smith and Wesson is ignoring the agreement and the Bush administration is doing the same.
I guess you want to boycott the Republicans who ignored the Assault Weapons Ban too?


29 posted on 09/09/2006 1:02:53 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: Mtner77

Yes you are. Foreign manufactures and a couple American ones who also caved to the political realities back then.

Putting another American gun company out of business doesn't help us. I wonder if you ever bought a Winchester?


30 posted on 09/09/2006 1:05:53 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: Shooter 2.5
I like old S&W's revolvers. I own several and wouldn't mind owning a few more. I didn't like S&W's British parents' deal with the Clintons.
If the new owners of S&W want to renounce the former's Clinton connection, that would be a good thing. What's your problem with that ?
31 posted on 09/09/2006 10:18:34 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: samadams2000

MY GOD HAS THIS STOCK BLOWN UP!

And I thought 10.93 was high

WOW


32 posted on 09/13/2006 11:05:55 AM PDT by roofgoat
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To: roofgoat

It will hit $15 as momemtum investor see whats happening.


33 posted on 09/13/2006 11:39:01 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: samadams2000

I've been reading some Investment Boards since I bought some of this and the posters agree with you. Cross Fingers.


34 posted on 09/13/2006 11:46:36 AM PDT by roofgoat
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To: kiriath_jearim

That is a great pic, but S&W is against the USA.


We want Colt .45


35 posted on 09/16/2006 12:15:09 AM PDT by Nitro (Mil)
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