New from Smith & Wesson: M&P45 Shield

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NRA attendees woke up bright and early this morning to the news that Smith & Wesson has expanded their popular Shield line adding two new models chambered in .45 ACP….

SHOT Show 2015: Smith & Wesson New Products Booth Tour

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Dan and I got a tour of the new-for-2015 products from S&W and Thompson/Center. Details in the video above, and a few photos follow. . .

Old From Smith & Wesson: Model 66 Revisited

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Smith & Wesson is bringing back the well-loved, if not outrageously over-engineered, Model 66 ‘Combat Magnum’ for 2014. The original Model 66 has been out of production for nine years,…

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Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 60 .357 Magnum (Take Two)

When I wrapped my hands around the diminutive Smith & Wesson Model 60, my first thought was “Honey, I Shrunk The 686!” As I turned it over in my hands,…

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Gun and Gear Review: Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 686 with Bushnell Elite 2-6×32 Handgun Scope

Confession: I’ve wanted a huge-ass Smith & Wesson scoped revolver ever since the first time I saw The Road Warrior in junior high school. I know they shouldn’t have let…

Need a Light? Woot This.

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Woot! is a kind of odd duck in online merchandising. They take overstocks, closeouts, and other items and sell them online. Nothing new there. But their Unique Selling Proposition is…

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Gun Review: S&W Governor (Take Three)

When Smith & Wesson introduced their ‘Governor’ .410/.45 Colt/.45 ACP revolver at the 2011 SHOT show, many gun guys assumed Hell had frozen over. Smith & Wesson imitating Taurus? More specifically, the…

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The Smith & Wesson Bone Collector has a barrel about as long as Ana Hickmann’s legs, and fires cartridges about the size of her big toe. Brick house or no brick house, if the Big Bad Wolf had one of these he would have dined on pork for a month. The trigger is very smooth, but since the main spring is as long as a rubber baby buggy bumper, the pull takes a while in DA mode. Based on my experience, it takes more time to stage this trigger than it would to stage The Cherry Orchard. In SA, trigger pull is as light and crisp as Far Niente chardonnay, and that’s the way I chose to shoot. In either SA or DA mode, recoil is surprisingly non-punishing. Muzzle rise is something else, however; this beast flips like a Vegas trapeze act.

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Capsule Review: Smith & Wesson Bone Collector

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W2mgkTbW-o The Smith & Wesson Bone Collector has a barrel about as long as Ana Hickmann’s legs, and fires cartridges about the size of her big toe. Brick house or…

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The Massad Ayoob Chronicles, Part VI

Well, campers, all good things must come to an end, and I’m afraid this is final installment of our first interview with Massad Ayoob. On a personal note, I can…

New LaserLyte SML Laser Sight for Smith & Wesson J-Frames

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Press release: LaserLyte is thrilled to announce the expansion of its Side Mount Laser (SML) line to now offer a unit that fits nearly all Smith & Wesson J-frame revolvers…

Click here to read gurufocus.com’s analysis of Smith & Wesson’s prospects. Here’s the money shot (IMHO): “The company was showing progress in its pursuit to diversify away from revolvers which constituted 41 percent of net product and services sales in 2006. By 2010, this number was at 19 percent.” The guru sees this as a good thing. I see it as a bad thing, as the company has lost its core focus and weakened one of the world’s best brand names by diversifying away from revolvers . . .

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Smith & Wesson Headed for a Turnaround?

Click here to read gurufocus.com’s analysis of Smith & Wesson’s prospects. Here’s the money shot (IMHO): “The company was showing progress in its pursuit to diversify away from revolvers which…

Wayne at the American Firearms School likes all four of these guns. So do I. But I like guns in general, compacts in specific and the Ruger SR9c, Smith & Wesson M&P Compact, Glock 26 and Springfield XD Compact in particular. You can watch Wayne fire these bad boys after the jump. At this point, I’ll cut to the chase. Wayne likes the Glock the best, the Smith next, Ruger after that and the Springfield last. For him, it’s all about the triggers. The ex-military man has a thing about triggers. As for me . . .

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Gun Review: Compact Gun Shootout: Ruger SR9c vs. Smith & Wesson M&P Compact vs. Glock 26 vs. Springfield XD Compact

Wayne at the American Firearms School likes all four of these guns. So do I. But I like guns in general, compacts in specific and the Ruger SR9c, Smith &…