From Smith & Wesson - Smith & Wesson® Now Shipping M&P® Shield™ Pistols to California

New 9mm and .40 S&W Pistols Grandfathered Prior to California Microstamping Mandate;Smith & Wesson M&P SHIELD™ .40 S&W CA Compliant Non-Microstamped, Compliant and Approved for Sale in California

Springfield, Massachusetts - Smith & Wesson Corp. announced that it has commenced shipping non-microstamped, California-compliant versions of its popular M&P® Shield™ pistols. Approved and added to the California Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale prior to the microstamping requirement, the new M&P Shield pistols offer customers in California a slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol specifically engineered for personal protection.

Built to professional standards and designed to serve as a dependable carry gun for private citizens, the California-compliant M&P Shield pistol is available in both 9mm and .40 S&W. In accordance with state regulations, the new M&P Shield pistols feature a tactile loaded chamber indicator and a magazine safety ... more on the Smith & Wesson's shipment of California Compliant Shield pistols ...

From Smith & Wesson Corp. - National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre Visits Smith & Wesson® Headquarters

Smith & Wesson headquarters Springfield, Massachusetts - Smith & Wesson Corp. announced that Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President and CEO of the National Rifle Association (NRA), visited the company’s Springfield, Massachusetts, headquarters today to meet employees and to tour the company’s manufacturing operations. During his visit to the 162-year old firearms manufacturer, LaPierre was presented with a $600,000 company donation by President and CEO, James Debney. Debney also announced that Smith & Wesson will expand its support of the NRA by adding a company-paid annual NRA membership to its Employee Benefit Program for all fulltime employees beginning in 2015.

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From Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. - Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Selects Smith & Wesson® M&P® Pistols

Department Awards Five-Year Contract to Smith & Wesson for M&P9 PistolsThe Smith & Wesson M&P5

Springfield, Massachusetts - Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC), a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, today announced that it has been awarded a firearms contract from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) for new service firearms from the Company’s M&P Pistol Series. As part of a five-year contract, the LASD will purchase Smith & Wesson M&P9 pistols which will replace currently issued non-Smith & Wesson firearms. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department fields approximately 13,000 sworn and non-sworn personnel who are issued duty handguns.

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Friends of NRA travels to Massachusetts and Vermont for a little education and a lot of fun

Friends of NRA's Matt Duff visits New England patriots on Outdoor Channel

Fairfax, Virginia - This weekend you can catch Episode 7 of Friends of NRA on Outdoor Channel. For three seasons we've followed Matt and Jessie Duff around the country, and now the world, as they the meet the inspiring ways people show their support for the NRA. Each episode we learn a little more about the NRA family and we've only just scratched the surface.

Last episode our dynamic duo trekked the Oregon coast and squeezed in a white water rafting trip. This week it's back to the East Coast as Friends of NRA is in search of New England patriots.

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