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Old July 27th, 2016, 06:58 AM   #1
 
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S&W buys Crimson Trace

Smith & Wesson acquires Crimson Trace

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation announced plans Monday to buy leading laser sight company Crimson Trace for $95 million.

The gun maker signed a definitive agreement to acquire the 22-year-old company with cash on hand. Smith & Wessonís president and chief executive officer, James Debney, said Crimson Trace will serve as the gun makerís new electro-optics division and continue to operate out of a 50,000 square foot facility in Wilsonville, Oregon.



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Good move for S&W without leverage. The accounts will be able to write off the purchase as capital expenditure over the next decade. S&W gets a foothold in the laser market and can profit from sales and development of products for other brands as well as it's own.
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Clever move.
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I specifically remember starting this thread in the optics section.

How did it end up in events?
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Wonder if they will start putting key locks on the laser grips???
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Good idea a built in customer base and a god reputation company.
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