Smith & Wesson

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The S&W M&P "Shield".40

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The largest US based gun manufacturer, Smith & Wesson is named after its founders, Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson. They started with a pistol called Volcanic Pistol in 1855 and later produced a revolver which catapulted them to success because of its popular use during the American Civil War. The company continued their success by introducing different ammunitions, most of them became the standard ammunitions for different guns.

The company is currently owned by Saf T-Hammer in 2001. The acquisition brought radical yet unobtrusive changes to the handguns of Smith & Wesson. The acquisition also pushed the introduction of rifles and shotguns – a first for Smith & Wesson.

Smith & Wesson Ammunition

Smith & Wesson have introduced a good number of ammunitions that has become today’s standard in most firearms. Their success could be credited to the fact that they have produced the accompanying cartridge that could be used in different handguns. From the small .22 ammunition to the relatively large .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum, the industry has always been receptive to the introduction of different ammunitions of Smith & Wesson.

Smith & Wesson Revolvers

The most successful guns of Smith & Wesson are the revolvers. In 1857, the company released what would become the Smith & Wesson Model 1. This type of revolver would eventually evolve into production of a handgun (Smith & Wesson Model 3) that automatically ejects the ammunition after use.

Revolvers of Smith & Wesson are often grouped by frame size. The smallest frame for revolvers is the I-Frame which uses .22 ammunitions. This small sized frame was in production only until 1961 which was replaced by the J-Frame models. It was in the J-Frame that S&W released a revolver made entirely of stainless steel. The following are the additional frames of S&W:

  • K-Frame Models (Medium Sized)
  • L-Frame Models (Medium-Large Sized)
  • M-Frame Models (“Tiny” Sized)
  • N-Frame Models (Large Sized)
  • X-Frame Models (The Largest Frame for Revolvers)

Smith & Wesson Rifles

It was only in 2006 that Smith & Wesson started releasing AR-15 rifles. These rifles are produced mainly for military use, thus the name M&P15 (Military and Police) and these rifles use the 5.56 chambering. The pricier AR15 version has additional sights and additional accessories. The rifles were not produced entirely by Smith & Wesson. The first riles were in fact produced by Stag Arms. They eventually started producing parts of the receiver while tapping other companies for other parts.

New locking Mechanism

With the acquisition of T-Hammer in 2001, a new set of handguns were released with new features. Most handguns under T-Hammer now have internal locking mechanisms. It’s a simple mechanism that prohibits operation of the handgun. Reception to this feature was mixed as there were reports that the mechanism has rendered the handgun completely useless. Use for this type of mechanism is not really required since the handguns still have the traditional lock which provides the same protection. This addition is only for additional security wherein the handgun cannot be used in any way temporarily.

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