ing scheduled during the early spring months. In addition, because of the company’s operating schedule, which includes a summer and a winter shutdown of its firearm facilities, the company has increased operating days during its fourth fiscal quarter, which allows the company’s shipping and production volumes to exceed other quarters. Handguns The company manufactures various handgun models that include revolvers and pistols. The company sells a range of sizes from small-frame, concealed carry revolvers used primarily for personal protection to large-frame revolvers used primarily for recreational and competitive sport shooting. The company’s extra-large frame revolvers are designed primarily to address the handgun-hunting market. The company’s small-frame revolvers have been carried by law enforcement personnel and personal defense-minded citizens. The company holds various patents on various firearm applications, including the use of scandium, a material that possesses many of the same attributes as titanium. The company’s revolvers are available in various models and calibers, with applications in all professional and consumer markets. The company offers pistols under both its Smith & Wesson brand and M&P brand. The company’s range of full size and compact M&P pistol products are made with a polymer frame, a rigid stainless steel chassis, and a black, through-hardened corrosion resistant finished stainless steel barrel and slide for durability. The company offers the M&P Shield pistol to address the improving personal protection and concealed carry market. The M&P Shield features a slim concealable profile, 9mm and .40S&W calibers, and M&P ergonomics. The company introduced additional M&P Shield models during the year ended April 30, 2016. The company’s Classics’ department makes it possible to own historic firearms that are manufactured but modeled after original favorites, such as the Model 29, the firearm made famous by the movie character Dirty Harry. The company’s Classics department also makes commemorative firearms and employs master engravers to craft one-of-a-kind custom firearms. These custom-made applications reflect the skill and vision of the master engraver and the artistic expression of the owner. The company offers various catalog variations of Classics and engraved Classics to its customers. Long Guns The company’s M&P branded modern sporting rifles are primarily designed to satisfy the functionality and reliability needs of global military, law enforcement, and security personnel. These long guns are also popular as hunting and sporting target rifles and are sold to consumers through its sporting good distributors, retailers, and dealers. The company offers M&P modern sporting rifles in four different calibers (.22LR, 5.56mm NATO (.223), .300 Whisper, and .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)) for multiple recreational and professional uses. The company also offers upper assemblies so gun owners could modify their M&P to suit the needs and tasks of the various forms of sport shooting and hunting. The company’s product portfolio of modern sporting rifles includes a .22 caliber model, an opening price-point sport model, a hunting caliber for longer range effectiveness, and various models designed for the exclusive use of military and law enforcement agencies throughout the world. The company manufactures three lines of bolt-action rifles under its Thompson/Center Arms brand consisting of various models in each line. These long guns are offered in approximately 15 different calibers. Bolt-action rifles operate by the cycling of a bolt handle that allows for both the loading and unloading of rounds through a magazine fed system. This design allows for multi-round capacity and a level of strength that permits larger calibers. Under the company’s Thompson/Center Arms brand, it also offers five lines of American-made single shot ‘black powder’, or ‘muzzleloader’, firearms. Ammunition for the company’s black powder firearms are loaded through the muzzle rather than the breech, as is the case with conventional firearms. The company’s black powder firearms are dependable rifles configured
smith & wesson holding corp
2100 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield, MA 01104
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