Smith & Wesson is one of the world's most recognizable brands, and for good reason. Since they first opened their doors, they have focused on designing and manufacturing innovative solutions that are unparalleled in the field of personal safety and protection. Almost every major law enforcement and military agency in the world has used Smith & Wesson products, and to this day, most police departments in the United States depend on their firearms and accessories. Smith & Wesson forged its reputation for high-performance, high-quality precision and ruggedness when it first opened its doors in 1852. Since the late 1800s, they have been a partner to the law enforcement and have been developing crime-fighting tools that set the standards for the field. Take a look at where they've been and where they're going.