Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Repurposes Portion of Manufacturing Capabilities to Produce PPE for Healthcare Workers

Smith & Wesson Inc. today reported that it has taken a variety of measures to support its employees and local communities during the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Leveraging its manufacturing capabilities and specialized equipment, Smith & Wesson has re-purposed a portion of its manufacturing capabilities to help alleviate a nationwide shortage of personal protection equipment (PPE) and help keep front line personnel safe.

Mark Smith, co-President and co-CEO of parent company American Outdoor Brands, said, “As a manufacturer, Smith & Wesson has talented engineers, specialized equipment, and production capability that we’ve been able to repurpose to help the local community during the coronavirus outbreak. Contributing to our local communities has always been important to Smith & Wesson, and we’ll continue to help wherever and however we can.

Within a few days of the outbreak, the engineering team at Smith & Wesson had designed a process to produce face shields utilizing 3D printers and readily available materials and commenced building. Within two weeks, the company’s plastic injection molding facility had designed, manufactured, and tested molds allowing for large-scale production, and the company is now producing 1,000 face shields per day for use by employees, the medical community, and first responders. To date, the company has donated over 7,000 face shields and 12,000 pairs of eye protection to support front line personnel across the nation.    Continue reading

NSSF Welcomes Federal Court’s Dismissal of Case Against Firearms Manufacturers

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) welcomes the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division’s dismissal with prejudice of the Primus Group v. Smith & Wesson, et. al. case. The decision was delivered Oct. 9, brushing aside the frivolous claims against several AR-15 firearms manufacturers, including Smith & Wesson, Remington Arms Company, Sig Sauer, Sturm, Ruger & Company, Colt’s Manufacturing and Armalite.

“This decision by the federal judge to dismiss with prejudice this frivolous case is pleasing, if not unexpected,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs and General Counsel. “These are lawful and federally-regulated AR-15 modern sporting rifle manufacturers that make semiautomatic rifles for lawful purposes. The judge was absolutely correct to assert that the proper venue to establish public firearms policy is through the legislature and not the courts.”

Primus Group, LLC, is an entertainment venue in Columbus, Ohio. The limited liability company filed suit after the tragic murders in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. They claimed racketeering, intentional misrepresentation claims and “a clear and present danger” of all American lives due to “assault weapons.” The modern sporting rifles manufactured and sold by the companies named as defendants are semiautomatic rifles, meaning one round is fired for each trigger pull.

The court found the plaintiffs had no standing to bring the case against the defendants. This decision rightfully asserts that those who purposefully and criminally misuse firearms are the ones who are responsible for those crimes. It further affirms that activist lawsuits to prompt judicial action are not the proper avenue to establish policy.

Smith & Wesson Extends Military Appreciation Rebate Program

“Thank You For Your Service” Rebate Program Extended Through September 30, 2019

Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that Smith & Wesson and Thompson/Center Arms have extended their “Thank You For Your Service” military appreciation program through September 30, 2019. This program applies to all active duty, honorably discharged, retired, or disabled members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Reserves. The Thank You For Your Service program offers eligible United States Armed Forces personnel a discount on M&P Shield pistols and M&P15 Sport series rifles, as well as other qualifying Thompson/Center and Smith & Wesson firearms purchased from January 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019.

Purchases of a new Smith & Wesson or Thompson/Center firearm from the categories below between January 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019, will be eligible to receive the following:

  • $75 Smith & Wesson prepaid card on any new, qualifying Performance Center T/C LRR rifle
  • $50 Smith & Wesson prepaid card on any new M&P, T/C Compass or T/C Venture™ rifle
  • $40 Smith & Wesson prepaid card on any new M&P pistol (excluding Performance Center pistols)
  • $30 Smith & Wesson prepaid card on any new Smith & Wesson, Performance Center, or M&P revolver
  • $25 Smith & Wesson prepaid card on any new T/C T/CR22 rifle (including Performance Center T/CR22 rifles)

To participate in the “Thank You For Your Service” electronic rebate program, customers must complete and submit the online rebate form at www.smithandwessonrebates.com. All submissions must include proof of purchase and be submitted on or before October 31, 2019.

For complete terms and conditions of the “Thank You For Your Service” rebate, please visit www.smithandwessonrebates.com or contact customer service at (844) 628-7926.

M&P® M2.0 Compact Pistol Selected as 2019 American Rifleman Handgun of the Year

M&P M2.0 Compact wins 2019 NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Award

Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that it’s M&P M2.0 Compact pistol has won the NRA Publications’ 2019 American Rifleman Handgun of the Year. The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol incorporates the popular M&P M2.0 feature set, including an aggressively-textured grip; four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts; a light, crisp M2.0 trigger; and a 15 round magazine capacity. Designed for personal protection, the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series, available in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 AUTO, has expanded to include both a 4″ and 3.6″ barrel version in a variety of configurations.

Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P brands, said, “We are honored that the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol has been selected as the 2019 American Rifleman Handgun of the Year. This is the first time we’ve offered a compact M&P pistol in 9mm with a 15 round magazine in this size, and it has been very well received by our consumers. The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol delivers a compact carry advantage, building upon the popularity of the M&P M2.0 platform and feature set.”

To qualify for a NRA Golden Bullseye Award, products must be reliable, innovative in design and function, and perceived as a value to the purchaser. Winners of a Golden Bullseye Award are selected by a seven-member committee of NRA Publications staff members with more than a century of collective experience in the shooting and hunting industry. The 2019 Golden Bullseye Awards will be presented during the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Read the American Rifleman review here.

Smith & Wesson Launches Winter $50 Rebate

New Electronic Rebate System Aims to Speed Processing Time

Smith & Wesson Corp. today unveiled its Winter Promotion, offering a $50 Smith & Wesson rebate on qualifying purchases of any new M&P Bodyguard firearm or Smith & Wesson revolver, including Performance Center products, purchased between November 15, 2017 and December 31, 2017. In conjunction with the new Winter Promotion, the company unveiled its new, all-electronic rebate system designed to speed processing time and deliver qualified rebates in record company time.

Matt Buckingham, President, Firearms Division, said, “We are excited to be able to offer our consumers a fantastic deal heading into the holidays. Not only are we showcasing some of our most popular products in time for the holidays, we are offering customers $50 in spending money to apply to their winter wish list. We are equally excited to announce our all-new rebate processing system, which has been re-designed to incorporate customer feedback we received throughout our summer promotions. The popularity of those promotions resulted in delays for our customers and a level of service that fell short of our standard. Our new system is designed to put rebates into the hands of our customers much more quickly, delivering the best possible customer experience.”

For the first time, all Smith & Wesson rebate submissions will now be submitted 100% electronically, resulting in a quick and easy process. Consumers will have the ability to begin tracking their submissions almost immediately using the new website. In addition, new levels of support have been established with extended phone, e-mail and chat hours.

Consumers who wish to participate in the Winter Promotion rebate program must complete and submit the form online at www.smithandwessonrebates.com

All submissions must include proof of purchase and be submitted on or before January 31, 2018. Additional terms and conditions apply, see website for details.

For more information regarding these rebate offers from Smith & Wesson, visit online at www.smith-wesson.com or call our customer service line at (800) 331-0852 ext. 4125.

Smith & Wesson Corp. to Acquire Gemini Technologies

Asset Acquisition Will Add Leading Suppressor Brand to Smith & Wesson Firearms Platform

GemTechSmithWessonAmerican Outdoor Brands Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: AOBC), a leading manufacturer of firearms and a provider of quality accessory products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast, today announced that its firearms business, Smith & Wesson Corp., has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Gemini Technologies, Incorporated (“Gemtech”), a provider of high quality suppressors and accessories for the consumer, law enforcement, and military markets.

James Debney, President and CEO of American Outdoor Brands, said, “Gemtech is widely recognized for producing some of the finest rifle and pistol suppressors in the market. Gemtech’s strong product development capabilities, combined with our experience in brand management and our manufacturing expertise, will help us to efficiently develop both firearms and suppressors, minimizing our time to market for both product categories. We view this acquisition as opportunistic, allowing us to enter the suppressor category, which resonates strongly with our core firearm consumer, at a time when the market is particularly soft. These elements combine to make Gemtech an excellent fit with our long term strategy.”

The company intends to complete the acquisition of Gemtech utilizing cash on hand and expects the transaction to close this summer. Ron Martinez, President of Gemtech, will continue in his leadership role as General Manager, heading up the company’s strong team located in Eagle, Idaho.

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