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Smith & Wesson Ships Millionth M&P Shield Pistol

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Article first appeared at Ammoland.com

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Ammoland.com – At a special ceremony at Smith & Wesson’s headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts, company President and CEO, James Debney, celebrated the millionth Smith & Wesson M&P Shield pistol and thanked employees for their contributions to its success.

Originally introduced at the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in 2012, the M&P Shield instantly resonated with consumers due to its slim design and suitability for concealed carry. The pistol quickly became a fan favorite as the firearm of choice for personal protection. The first M&P Shield pistols were produced in 9mm and .40 S&W calibers and since that time, the company has continued to expand the popular family of products. Today, there are sixteen different M&P Shield pistols, including the recently introduced Performance Center® Ported M&P Shield.

Debney, said, “From the engineering and marketing teams that first conceived the design for the M&P Shield, to the employees that produce and deliver it to our customers every day, thank you. Your dedication to innovation, quality and meeting our customers’ desires has helped Smith & Wesson to maintain our leadership position in U.S. handgun manufacturing.”

Debney added, “On behalf of all of us at Smith & Wesson, I would like to extend our thanks to our customers who have selected the M&P Shield for their personal protection needs.”

The one millionth M&P Shield will be placed on display at the company’s headquarters.

For more information on the complete line of M&P Shield pistols, please visit www.smith-wesson.com.

About Smith & Wesson:

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company’s firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson, M&P, and Thompson/Center Arms. As an industry leading manufacturer of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning supplies, the company’s accessories division produces innovative, top quality products under Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., including Caldwell Shooting Supplies, Wheeler Engineering, Tipton Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal Reloading Tools, Lockdown Vault Accessories, and Hooyman Premium Tree Saws. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Missouri.

For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.


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