For over half a century, Heckler & Koch has been a leading designer and manufacturer of small arms and light weapons for law enforcement and military forces worldwide. HK is also the maker of premier brand firearms for the sporting and commercial markets. Its reputation for quality, innovation, and safety make Heckler & Koch a recognized leader in the development of technologically advanced products. And the long-term durability of all HK products make them especially cost-effective when subjected to total life cycle cost analysis. As a major international force, Heckler & Koch has a vision that is simple yet demanding – “To be the world’s premier small arms system company.”
Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson formed a partnership in 1852 to manufacture a firearm that could fire a fully self-contained cartridge. From the beginning, Smith & Wesson® firearms were noted for their innovative design, high quality production and reliability. The accomplishments of Smith & Wesson are numerous and its contributions to the history of firearms are vast. Smith & Wesson was an industry leader in 1852 when it was first founded and continues to lead the world today with innovations into the 21st century.