The PowerTalk Interview with Smith & Wesson

Welcome to PowerTalk where we talk with CEOs, COOs and other key business people at public and private companies as well as other subject matter experts. It’s conversations with people such as these offer tremendous insights into how an industry or company works, what the competitive dynamics are and where its likely to head in the next few quarters and years.

This week we’re talking with Smith & Wesson (SWHC) President and CEO James Debney, who is leading the company to impressive new growth. Smith & Wesson is in the perfect position to profit from my Safety and Security PowerTrend. In the interview we cover:

  • How Smith & Wesson is profiting from strong firearm sales and shifting gun ownership demographics
  • The growing demand for firearms, as evidenced by the chart below:


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  • Their strategy for continuing to improve margins and grow earnings
  • Plus how they plan to increase market share and face off against competitors such as Sturm, Ruger & Co. (RGR), Glock GmbH, Beretta USA, American Derringer, Sig Sauer, Colt Defense, and Taser International (TASR) among others.

It’s a great talk, so let’s lock, load and get to it. Just click here to listen.

Also in case you missed our last PowerTalk that interview that talked about what is happening in mobile commerce, that can be accessed here.