April 2005

Short Shots: 04/05

S&W’s New Products 2005: Interesting Choices In Store
The January 2005 SHOT Show saw longtime revolver maker Smith & Wesson introduce a range of firearms products ranging from the Model 460XVR (eXtreme Velocity Revolver) to the extension of the 1911 pistol series. Strolling through the S&W booth brought on a feeling of extreme anti déjà vu — utter surprise at the company’s rebound from a few years ago, when gunowners were boycotting the firm.

But it seems time heals all wounds, and the 2005 new Smith products suggest the company is following an ambitious expansion plan.

Said Mike Golden, Smith & Wesson’s president and chief executive officer, “We are actively exploring c...

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