Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Corp. is the leading manufacturer of handguns in the United States. Among the company's best known products over the years have been the .22 rimfire revolver (Model 1), which became a worldwide success in the mid-1800s; the .38 special revolver (Model 10), a 20th-century model used extensively by police forces; the .44 Magnum revolver made famous by Clint Eastwood in his Dirty Harry movies; and the line of .357 Magnums, which, according to the company, became the most popular line of revolvers of all time. Smith & Wesson also sells pistols, handcuffs, and bicycles designed for law enforcement use, as well as licensed products, including apparel, knives, coffee mugs, and watches, affixed with the company logo. Smith & Wesson Corp. is the main operating subsidiary of the publicly traded Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation.