April 1998

Smith & Wesson Signs Recoil Pad Deal

Smith & Wesson has reached an agreement granting Safari Enterprises, Inc. worldwide rights to manufacture and market a line of recoil pads using the handgun manufacturer’s name.

The product line, which both companies say incorporates “innovative technical design and materials,” is the result of five years of research and development by Safari. Company president Morton Gerger said his firm has a complete inventory of the recoil pads to fit 90 percent of the rifles and shotguns made. He added that a line of handgun grips bearing the S&W name will be available within a year.

Safari has also developed a stick-on recoil pad that will adhere to vests or any other clothing worn during shoo...

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