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  • S&W .380 Shield EZ - Pistol for Everyone

    05/02/2018 6:03:21 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 49 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/2/2018 | J Hines
    Are you looking for an everyday carry gun? Maybe you know someone or yourself who’s not an avid shooter but is looking to shoot more. Or, for someone who may have arthritis in their hands, look no further Smith and Wesson has the pistol for you. One of its main feature is an easy rack slide. Many shooters across all groups have had issues with racking a slide. Another one is the load assist magazines, which makes it easy and no brainer to load your ammunition. Other features are Grip safety, Ambi mag release & thumb safety, standard 3 dot...
  • Shooter’s weapon described as AR-15 variant

    11/06/2017 1:29:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.expressnews.com ^ | 11/05/2017 | By J.p. Lawrence
    The 26-year-old man who walked into a Sutherland Springs church and opened fire did so with a variant of the AR-15, a popular rifle that is based on the military’s M-16, police said Sunday. The rifle used by Devin Kelley was the Ruger AR-556, Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director Freeman Martin said in a news conference. The AR-15 is more of a category than a specific weapon. It is known for being customizable, with hundreds of variants, each with its own characteristics. Ruger’s AR-15 variant, the AR-556, comes with a suggested retail price of $849 and weighs 6.5...
  • Will an Apple Macbook Pro Stop A Bullet?

    02/07/2017 5:45:53 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/7/2017 | E Nestor
    Have you ever wondered if your Apple Macbook Pro stop a .22 bullet? How about a 9mm? Well 22 Plinkster Youtuber was curious, so he put this technology to the lead test. If you didn't know the construction of an Apple Macbook Pro its pretty impressive. For the test a Smith & Wesson.22 long rifle caliber and 9mm is used against the laptop from approximately 7 yards away. Results As speculated the Mac Book Pro stopped the .22 cal round, no penetration at all. The big surprise came from the 9mm being the higher velocity bullet, still did not penetrate...
  • Smith & Wesson To Change Name To Reflect Diverse Holdings

    11/08/2016 4:47:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/08/2016 | Sonari Glinton
    As iconic as the brand Smith & Wesson is, the name is not expansive enough for the company's ambitions. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. is asking its shareholders to approve changing the name to American Outdoor Brands Corp. But its firearms will keep their famous name. The company says it will likely change its ticker symbol to AOBC from the current SWHC. The name change has already been approved by the company's board of directors. Shareholders get a vote on Dec. 13, according to a statement from the company. Smith & Wesson has been making guns since 1852. The move...
  • Belgian Jihadi Attack on Police Women: Pistol Beats Machete

    08/20/2016 5:29:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A Jihadi with a machete attacked two policewomen at the checkpoint outside of Belgian police headquarters in the city of Charleroi, on Saturday afternoon, 6 August, 2016.  One woman was seriously injured, another suffered minor wounds, and the third shot the attacker with the machete before he could inflict more damage. From the articles that I have read, it appears she was armed with a pistol. From the BBC.com: A man shot by police after he attacked two officers with a machete in the Belgian city of Charleroi has died. The women officers' injuries are not life-threatening. The assailant...
  • .44 Russian A Stubby, But Accurate Load

    07/14/2016 10:10:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/14/2016 | Mike Nesbitt
    The .44 Smith & Wesson Russian is a rather stubby little cartridge. It has an overall cartridge length that is just a bit shorter than a Sharps .45-caliber paper-patched 550-grain bullet, but its performance outshines its size. In recent years cowboy-action shooters have brought new life to this fine old load. One attraction for me is shooting blackpowder revolvers and lever-action rifles from the 1870s. Of course for me, shooting those guns is rather restricted to using the newly-made copies. Regarding revolvers – which we’ll concentrate on for the rest of this short tale – my guns are mostly second-...
  • Hawaii County Police Exhibit Common Sense on New Guns

    07/06/2016 3:21:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, the Honolulu Police Department destroyed over a half a million dollars worth of pistols for no apparent reason.  The Hawaii Police Department has shown that it is much smarter, and serves its constituency much better.  As with the Honolulu department, the Hawaii Department is in need of upgrading from its current 5906 Smith & Wesson stainless steel auto pistols.  The Hawaii department has decided to convert to 9 mm Glocks, a popular choice all over the world.  From westhawaiitoday.com: The guns will first go to the recruits, who will learn on the new Glocks right from the...
  • Pistol replacement recommendation [Vanity]

    06/03/2016 9:23:17 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 98 replies
    None ^ | June 3, 2016 | Self
    My smallest concealed carry is a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380. By all accounts a quality pistol. In practice, though, I increasingly dislike it. The long 12-pound trigger pull prevents accurate, consistent shooting. After over a year and many hundreds of rounds, the results are all over the place. By comparison, I can place a six-inch result at 45-feet and at 21-feet, mostly in 3-inch, using either a Sig Sauer P320SC or, almost as well, with a S&W M&P Shield 40. At 21-feet, the S&W 380 Bodyguard is typically 8-12 inches. I like the smaller size of the S&W Bodyguard...
  • Smith & Wesson sales surge as Obama announces new gun regs

    01/05/2016 3:52:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 5, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Smith & Wesson shares have surged for the second day Tuesday, driven higher by new gun control measures announced by President Obama. Shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., the world's largest gunmaker, rose 12 percent Tuesday, following a nearly 6 percent gain on Monday, after news of Obama's plans to tighten U.S. gun laws was reported last week. On Monday evening, management announced that it was raising its guidance because sales had been unexpectedly strong, Business Insider reported. For the three months ending Jan. 31, Smith & Wesson estimates that it will have $175 million to $180 million in...
  • Obama’s Gun Jihad

    12/20/2015 8:19:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/20/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    As gun owners know, our Muslim, Marxist President has been doing his best to take guns away from the American people. He has tried for six years to force Congress to do his bidding and violate the 2nd Amendment. To its credit Congress has pushed back, allowing the law abiding to exercise the right given them by God and protected in the Constitution. After San Bernardino, a city 30 miles from my home and the hometown of my wife, it did not take long for Democrats to respond as they always do: The killings were the fault of the guns...
  • Honolulu Mayor Gives up $575,000 to aid Gun Manufacturers

    08/28/2015 2:55:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Mayor Caldwell of Honolulu appears to have made the decision to destroy over half a million dollars of Smith & Wesson pistols, rather than sell them to police, police departments or to gun dealers anywhere.   The mayor did not seek to gain political "credit" for the decision.   The scheme was kept secret until it was leaked by whistle blowing police officers about a month ago.   No credible reason was given for destroying the valuable merchandise. There is no shortage of pistol manufacturers.  If the guns were sold to police or gun dealers, they would be directly competing with other...
  • Smith & Wesson nails what Obama did for gun sales in one sentence

    06/19/2015 7:52:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/19/2015 | Sam Ro
    The irony of the gun control debate is that when it seems tighter gun control policy is coming, sales spike. "[W]e experienced strong consumer demand for our firearm products following a new administration taking office in Washington, D.C. in 2009," said the management of gunmaker Smith & Wesson. That's when President Barack Obama moved into the White House. The explanation for this phenomenon is pretty simple: If there's a risk that you won't be able to buy guns in the near future, then buy your guns now.
  • Rise in accidental gunshots by L.A. County deputies follows new firearm [Smith & Wesson M&P9]

    06/14/2015 7:09:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    L A Times ^ | Cindy Chang
    ne sheriff's deputy shot himself in the leg while pulling out his gun to confront a suspect.. Another accidentally fired a bullet in a restroom stall. A third deputy stumbled over a stroller in a closet as he was searching for a suspect, squeezing off a round that went through a wall and lodged in a piece of furniture in the next room. Accidental gunshots by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have more than doubled in two years, endangering bystanders and occasionally injuring deputies. The jump coincides with the department's move to a new handgun that lacks a safety lever...
  • Early Concealed Carry Before Permits (photo)

    02/24/2015 6:10:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Many have speculated on the reason for the hand inside the coat pose of officers during Civil War photographs.   Perhaps it was to render access to a concealed weapon.  These, after all, were military officers. Is that the bulge of a Smith & Wesson #1 under his left arm?  It is about the right size.   The number one was one of the first easily concealable cartridge pistols.  It was first produced in 1857 and was in great demand by officers in the Civil War. As a .22 short, we might not think of it as having much stopping power. ...
  • Tyranny Through Regulation

    01/25/2014 3:55:55 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 6 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | January 25, 2014 | RightWingPatriot
    The progressive liberal has shown through their actions and ideology that they seek above all else, control. The very thought of individual enterprise or liberty is anathema to them as it goes against their desire for an all-powerful state to which all citizens owe their allegiance and blind faith. Of course, they'll be the ones ruling as they obviously know what is best for us common peasants. How can we expected to make decisions on our own without their benevolent guidance and wisdom? The left has many weapons in their arsenal against freedom, and one of the most potent is...
  • Smith & Wesson protests California gun law (won’t sell its newest firearm in California)

    01/24/2014 1:25:25 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2014 | By Reid Wilson
    One of the nation’s largest gun manufacturers won’t sell its newest firearm in California because of a state law that requires firearms to imprint a unique stamp on bullet casings. Smith & Wesson said Thursday it would not sell a semiautomatic pistol in California because of the law, signed in 2007 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and implemented last year. It’s the second big gun manufacturer to pull some of its products out of California in the last several months. The gun companies said the law, which requires each firearm to imprint a so-called “microstamp” on bullet casings, impose unbearable...
  • SMITH & WESSON TO END MOST CA SALES DUE TO MICROSTAMPING REGULATION

    01/23/2014 6:36:21 AM PST · by Greystoke · 36 replies
    BREITBART - BIG GOVERNMENT ^ | 23 Jan 2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    On January 22nd renowned gun maker Smith & Wesson joined Sturm, Ruger, & Co., by announcing it would cease California sales of its semi-automatic pistols due to microstamping requirements that went into effect last year. Ruger made the same announcement earlier this month.
  • The CA microstamping law is having its intended effect

    01/22/2014 12:42:53 AM PST · by Redcloak · 19 replies
    Tony Canales reported from the SHOT show last week that Ruger will be allowing its handguns to fall off of the California "not unsafe" firearms roster. Now we learn that Ruger isn't alone. Smith & Wesson will be allowing its M&P handguns to fall off of the roster as well.
  • Anyone Have Experience with the Smith & Wesson SW1911 PC

    12/18/2012 3:09:08 PM PST · by Pit1 · 33 replies
    Want to buys 1911 SW.
  • Springfield gun maker Smith & Wesson announces record sales

    12/07/2012 2:28:20 PM PST · by matt04 · 11 replies
    Smith & Wesson has announced record sales for its most recent quarter. Net sales from continuing operations for the second quarter were a record $136.6 million, up 48 percent from the second quarter last year, according to a news release issued this week. It was the second consecutive quarter of record sales. The company employs more than 1,200 workers at its factory and headquarters on Roosevelt Avenue. Federal background checks for gun purchasers were up over Black Friday. Many observers say that's because gun buyers fear that a re-elected President Barack Obama will impose more gun restrictions. But Smith &...