_U.S. firearms maker Smith & Wesson Holdings Corp (SWHC.O) reported a higher-than-expected third-quarter profit, helped by a double-digit growth in the sales of handguns and tactical rifles, sending its shares up 10 percent. . . .
_However, in a regulatory filing, the company reported a 46 percent drop in sales at its hunting firearms segment.
The company said it was not experiencing any improvement in the weak demand for hunting products.