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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., November 21, 2011 — Smith & Wesson Security Solutions, a leading turnkey provider of perimeter security solutions, today announced that it has received the 2011 Government Security News (GSN) “Best Crash Barrier” award for the company’s recently introduced SW1900 Wedge Barrier.

The SW1900 incorporates innovation within a traditional product used by a wide range of military, government, and corporate entities to alternately allow or deny vehicle access at a facility’s access control point. The barrier features patent-pending technology which significantly reduces the operational noise typically associated with wedge barriers, making it an attractive option in urban or corporate environments.

This marks the third year that Smith & Wesson Security Solutions has won the prestigious GSN award. The company’s Ground Retractable Automobile Barrier (GRAB®-300) and Expeditionary Mobile Barrier (EMB®) earned the award in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The introduction of Hydraulic and Electro-Mechanical versions of the SW1900, which has been successfully tested to the ASTM 2656-07 rating of M50P1, expands the company’s broad line of proprietary, best-in-class perimeter security products. This product line complements the company’s extensive past performance in the design, construction, and maintenance of access control points.

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based, global provider of products and services for safety, security, protection, and sport. The Company delivers a broad portfolio of firearms and related training to the military, law enforcement, and sports markets, and designs and constructs facility perimeter security solutions for military and commercial applications. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation companies include Smith & Wesson Corp., the globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms; Smith & Wesson Security Solutions, Inc., a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer, and installer; and Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting firearms. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, and Tennessee. For more information on Smith & Wesson and its companies, call (800) 331-0852