Smith & Wesson Carbon Fiber M&P Pistols

Smith & Wesson appears to now be making M&P pistols with a carbon fiber finish.

Although the company has not made an official statement yet, it appears that four M&P pistols will feature the carbon fiber treatment: the full size 9mm and .40 S&W plus the compact 9mm and .40 S&W.


Smith & Wesson Acquires Battenfeld Technologies

Smith & Wesson Logo

In a $130.5 million deal, Smith & Wesson Holdings is acquiring shooting accessory company Battenfeld Technologies according to a press release issued this morning. This move will give S&W a huge foot in the accessory market, an area that they have not strongly pursued in the past.

Missouri-based Battenfeld Technologies owns a number of popular brands including:

  • Caldwell
  • Tipton
  • Wheeler Engineering
  • Frankford Arsenal
  • Bog-Pod
  • Golden Rod
  • Lockdown
  • Non-Typical Wildlife Accessories

These companies cover a wide range of firearms accessories including gunsmithing, reloading, cleaning, storage and more.

But, what does this mean for Smith & Wesson…


New Smith & Wesson 929: 8-Shot 9mm Revolver

Chambered for the most popular handgun cartridge currently made, the Smith & Wesson 929 is an 8-shot 9mm revolver from the Performance Center.

Introduced in December of 2013, Smith & Wesson posted a teaser video for the new model 929 revolver on YouTube. In it, the company described the revolver, many of its features and how it was tuned by the Performance Center. Additionally, the video explained why the new S&W 929, a full-size revolver, was chambered for the 9mm cartridge.


Smith & Wesson: Guns & Profit

Getting rid of Walther, grabbing market share and selling to the professional market all contributed to increased sales and gross profit for Smith & Wesson in the quarter ending August 31, 2013 according to company officials.

For consumers, the best news might have been the company’s focus to eliminate the order backlog and the goal to move from operating at capacity to operating at demand.

So, what new guns does the company have in the pipeline, and what role will the state of Illinois play in the future of Smith & Wesson? Let’s take a look at the past quarter and gaze into the future with the insights gained from the company’s latest earnings call.


S&W M&P10 Selling Well – New Models Coming?

Smith & Wesson M&P10

In the most recent earnings call, Smith & Wesson indicated the new M&P10 rifles are selling very well.  As is typical for the company, S&W did not release any numbers for units sold or for how many are on backorder.  However, it seemed plain that the rifles are doing very well in the company’s line-up.