Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation operates as a manufacturer of firearms and a provider of accessory products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast. Firearm Products and Services The company participates in three categories of the long gun market, such as bolt action rifles, muzzleloaders, and modern sporting rifles; and both core categories of the handgun market, including semi-automatic pistols and revolvers. The company’s firearms are sold under its Smith & Wesson, M&P, and Thompson/Center Arms brands. The company’s Performance Center offers specialized and improved models sold under the Smith & Wesson and M&P brands. Depending upon the product or service, the company’s customers include distributors; federal, state, and municipal law enforcement agencies and officers; government and military agencies; businesses; retailers; and consumers. In the year ended April 30, 2016, the company launched various new products and product line extensions under its Smith & Wesson, M&P, and Thompson/Center Arms brands, as well as various new products from its Performance Center. The company also offers various new products by expanding its M&P branded products to include new models with tritium night sights. In addition, the company partnered with Crimson Trace to launch new M&P models with Crimson Trace green Laserguards on its M&P Bodyguard 380, M&P Shield, as well as the company’s full size M&P pistols. Within the company’s M&P branded products, it offers the next generation models of its M&P modern sporting rifle series, including the company’s center-fire and rimfire models. The company’s M&P15 SPORT II is an opening price point modern sporting rifle and comes complete with a forward bolt assist and dust cover. The company’s M&P15-22 SPORT series of .22LR rifles feature an improved M&P slim handguard with Magpul M-LOK accessory mounting capability and also includes Magpul MBUS front and rear sights as standard equipment. In the year ended April 30, 2016, the company expanded its Smith & Wesson branded products with the introduction of the newest generation .22LR target pistol, the SW22 Victory. This firearm is engineered as a modern interpretation of the classic target pistol. The SW22 Victory is a .22LR target pistol suitable for multiple sporting applications. During the year ended April 30, 2016, the company expanded its Performance Center M&P pistols with the introduction of its M&P Shield with factory ported slide and barrel, the M&P C.O.R.E with a factory threaded barrel, and the company’s M&P full-size 9mm with a ported and threaded barrel. The company also introduced its Performance Center M&P 15-22 SPORT that includes a two stage trigger, match grade barrel, new slim handguard with Magpul M-LOK mounting capability and Magpul MBUS folding sights. The company continued to focus on improving its bolt action rifle business while maintaining its leadership in muzzleloaders and interchangeable systems within its Thompson/Center Arms brand. In the year ended April 30, 2016, the company introduced two new Thompson/Center Arms firearms, such as the Compass and the T/C Strike. The Compass is an opening price point bolt action rifle available in 10 different calibers that features a free floating, threaded barrel that is available in two lengths, as well as an adjustable trigger, and a removable rotary magazine. The Compass, as with all of the company’s Thompson/Center Arms bolt action rifles, incorporates 5R rifling, which provides accuracy and bullet stability over multiple shots. The company’s T/C Strike is a muzzleloader that offers features, such as a striker fire system, a breach system that allows the consumer to utilize different powder types, and a Stealth Striker system that reduces the noise when the hammer is pulled back to cock the firearm. The primer adapter threads on the company’s T/C Strike are on the outside of the barrel, thus preventing seized breech plugs and assisting in cleaning. The company’s firearm business is seasonal with revenue generally peaking in its fourth fiscal quarter ending April 30 as a result of most industry events and distributor shows be
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