Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation provides products and services for safety, security, protection, and sports in the United States and internationally. It offers firearms, handguns, sporting rifles, hunting rifles, black powder firearms, handcuffs and restraints, and firearm-related products and accessories. The company sells its products under the Smith & Wesson brand, the M&P, the Thompson/Center, and the Walther brand names. It also provides metal processing and finishing services, including forging, heat treating, finishing, and plating to third-party customers. The company serves gun enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, sportsmen, competitive shooters, individuals desiring home and personal protection, law enforcement and security agencies and officers, and military agencies. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation sells its products through commercial, law enforcement, federal, and military distributors, retailers, and dealers in the United States, as well as through distributors and manufacturers’ representatives internationally. It also operates Websites; and an online retail store to sell firearms, accessories, branded products, apparel, and related shooting supplies. The company was founded in 1852 and is based in Springfield, Massachusetts.