In 1852, Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson made the decision to partner together to achieve one ultimate goal—develop a weapon with the ability to fire using a fully self-contained cartridge. Their endeavor proved to be successful, their first “Volcanic” pistol was manufactured and patented in 1854. This invention disrupted the firearm industry by setting a new standard. Over 165 years later, Smith & Wesson continues to set the highest standards. To say that they deliver quality products is an understatement. It’s no secret that the contributions this brand made to the military and law enforcement industry are historically significant. This globally-recognized brand continues to innovate and expand into various product lines, including the exceptional footwear and equipment seen on our site.