Smith & Wesson

History, Product range and M&P Series

Smith & Wesson: history of the company

Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson formed a partnership in 1852 to manufacture a firearm that could fire a fully self-contained cartridge. 

From the beginning, Smith & Wesson firearms were noted for their innovative design, high quality production and reliability.

The accomplishments of Smith & Wesson are numerous and its contributions to the history of firearms are vast. In 1854 Smith & Wesson produced the Volcanic Pistol, the first American firearm capable of firing a fully self-contained cartridge. In 1857, the .22 Model 1 Revolver was the first practical cartridge revolver and its introduction heralded the end of percussion firearms, while the Model 3 American Revolver, introduced in the summer of 1870, was the first large caliber, centerfire, cartridge revolver manufactured in the United States.

Smith & Wesson also introduced many popular cartridges, like the .38 Special (1898), the .357 Magnum (1935) and the .44 Magnum (1955).

Product range of Smith & Wesson: pistols, revolvers, rifles

Smith & Wesson has a very large product range, from pistols to revolvers and modern sporting rifles, in various calibers.

Smith & Wesson pistols are available in single action, double action only (DAO), striker fire and striker fire double action, with full size, compact and subcompact frames,  in .22 LR, 9mm, .380 Auto, .40 S&W and .45 ACP calibers. Revolvers are a traditional Smith & Wesson product, with an almost limitless choice of calibers, barrel lengths, finishes, and frame sizes. Smith & Wesson also produces modern sporting rifles in calibers ranging from .22 LR to 5.56mm and 6,5 Creedmoor.

All about the miloitary and police sector of Smith & Wesson (M&P) you'll find at the end of the page.

Smith & Wesson: dedicated to military and law enforcement

Smith & Wesson is one of the most popular handgun manufacturers in the world and its firearms are widely used by law enforcement officers (LEOs) and by the military. Smith & Wesson also offers a discount for those serving in law enforcement that make purchases with personal funds.

Smith & Wesson: M&P Series

The M&P Series includes an ever-expanding line of full-size, compact and sub-compact pistols, revolvers and modern sporting rifles. Designed specifically for military and police, M&P by Smith & Wesson firearms put protection and performance in your hands. Accurate, reliable, comfortable and durable, these firearms also offer many options for conceal carry and personal protection. 

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