Let’s face it, when it comes to “hand cannons” there’s definitely one pistol that comes to mind…and that’s the Model S&W500. In 2003 the gunsmiths and engineers at Smith & Wesson wanted to deliver maximum power for serious handgun hunters. The power they sought required an entirely new frame, the massive “X-Frame” and was the basis for the new Model S&W500, the most powerful production revolver in the world. This ushered in the era of the “big gun” and was only the beginning. For ultimate power and velocity there’s nothing even close to an X-Frame model handgun.
Smith & Wesson is one of America’s longest-standing, leading firearm brands for over 164 years. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, Smith & Wesson creates next-generation guns for sport, recreation, protection and personal use. Because of this wide variety, Smith & Wesson has something for everyone. Smith & Wesson delivers unmatched superiority through innovative pistols, revolvers, rifles and accessories. Adding confidence to every shooting experience, every Smith & Wesson product is built with precision and unrivaled craftsmanship at the forefront.
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Below, I’ll place the specs on the pistol, but before you read them, here’s a video with our old buddy “Hickok45” shooting the beast:
Model: Model S&W500™Caliber: .500 S&W MagnumCapacity: 5Barrel Length: 8.38″ / 21.3 cmOverall Length: 15.0″Front Sight: InterchangeableRear Sight: AdjustableAction: Single/Double Action
Grip: SyntheticWeight: 69.1 oz / 1,959.0gBarrel Material: Stainless SteelFrame Material: Stainless SteelFrame Finish: Satin StainlessPurpose: Hunting, State Compliance