(BBC News) One of the world's most famous gun-makers, Smith & Wesson, has nearly tripled profits for the three months to October.
The firm said its net profit was $14.2m (£9.46m) for the period, compared with $5.2m for the same period last year.
The US gun maker said net sales rose 32.1% to $143.2m, with its firearms division accounting for $124.9m - an increase of 15.2%.
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Its shares rose 4.65% on the news and have jumped 125% this year.