Investor FAQs

How old is the Smith & Wesson brand name?
Horace Smith and D.B. Wesson shipped their first revolver products in 1852.

What products and services does Smith & Wesson provide?
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 brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™. 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

Does Smith & Wesson still make the 44 Magnum used in the 'Dirty Harry' films?
Yes, that gun is the Model 29. In addition, Smith & Wesson manufactures the newer .50-caliber 500 Magnum, considered to be today’s most powerful production handgun.

When and how did Smith & Wesson become a public company:
Our stock became publicly traded when Saf-T-Hammer Corporation acquired Smith & Wesson Corporation from Tomkins PLC, a U.K. holding company on May 11, 2001. The new publicly traded company was named Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation.

What is Smith & Wesson’s exchange and ticker symbol?
Smith & Wesson stock is traded under the symbol SWHC on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

Where is Smith & Wesson located?

2100 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield, MA 01102

How many employees does the company have?

As of May 31, 2014 we had 1,758 full time employees.

Who are the company’s auditors?
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Who is the company’s transfer agent?

If you require the services of our transfer agent for lost stock certificates, name and address changes, or other administrative issues, you may contact them directly at:

Interwest Transfer
Melinda Orth
Phone: (801) 272-9294 x15
Fax: (801) 277-3147

What is the company’s earnings release schedule?
We operate on a fiscal year ending each April 30. We typically hold a management conference call immediately following the release of our quarterly earnings. Information on that call can be located by clicking here.

When is Smith & Wesson’s annual stockholders’ meeting?
The company’s annual stockholders’ meeting generally takes place each September.

How can I get a current stock quote?
For a current stock quote click here.

How can I buy Smith & Wesson stock?
Those interested in purchasing the company’s common stock should contact a registered stockbroker. We do not currently offer a direct stock purchase program.

How do I contact Smith & Wesson investor relations?
Investor Relations Elizabeth Sharp, Vice President Phone: 413-747-6284 E-mail:

Is Smith & Wesson concerned with gun safety?

Yes. We have been a leading advocate of the development and use of firearms safety devices, incorporated multiple safety features into each of our handguns, maintained the country’s longest-running shooters training facility, promoted the NSSF “Child Safe” gun lock program nationwide, and we currently license numerous safety devices to the shooting sports market.

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