Now some of you might be wondering why on earth somebody would take such a large caliber pistol to the range and shoot a bunch of defenseless watermelons…and the answer is simple.
Our old buddy Hickok45 had this to say in answer to your question:
First person to comment on “wasting” food will be awarded a scholarship to take a class in “Economics 101” at his or her local Community College. 🙂 NEWSFLASH! Regardless of what your oh-so-environmentally aware 4th grade teacher told you, what YOU or I do with five watermelons we’ve purchased from a bin of hundreds of watermelons does not cause anybody to die from WNDS (Watermelon Nutritional Deficiency Syndrome). We did not prevent those melons from going to anybody who is starving from a watermelon shortage! For your own sake, try to refrain from posting about starving people; you’re simply broadcasting your IGNORANCE.
Mainly, this video is a test video to uncover the “non-thinkers” among us. You know, those people who watch the many YouTube videos and various popular movies in which millions of dollars worth of cars, or whatever, are destroyed and think nothing about it. Literally millions of hungry people could be fed with what that destruction costs; however, non-thinking, emotion-driven people focus on 15 dollars worth of nutritionally worthless watermelons. Thirteen years of scanning comments has been very instructive; I’ve learned a great deal about my fellow humans and their analytical skills!
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Here is some information and specs on the hand-cannon Hickok45 is using in the video from smith-wesson.com:
We all grew up hearing the phrase, “Faster than a speeding bullet…,” but not when it is fired from Smith & Wesson’s new Model 460XVR, with the highest muzzle velocity of any production revolver on earth. The Model 460XVR is so revolutionary that it required an entirely new designation…XVR, X-treme Velocity Revolver.
Starting with their Extra Large Frame, the Smith & Wesson engineers worked to deliver maximum velocity – over 2,300 feet per second – to reach the target faster than ever before. The 460XVR™ has interchangeable compensators to accommodate every load. Only Smith & Wesson could deliver this much power, and this much velocity in a precision, production revolver.
• Removable, interchangeable compensator
• The highest velocity revolver in the world – 2330 FPS/200 grain!
• The most powerful .45 caliber revolver in the world – 2400 lbs/ft!
• If you zero its sights at 200 yards you will bag your buck with a center hold 0-250 yards with no hold over! Just center it and fire. The 460XVR will do the rest.
• Incredibly low perceived recoil for all loads
• Includes two muzzle brakes. One for use with Jacketed Bullets and one for use with Lead Bullets.
Specs163460Model 460XVR™460 S&W Magnum515InterchangableAdjustable White OutlineSingle/Double ActionSyntheticStainless SteelStainless SteelSatin Stainless8.38″ (21.3 cm)72.2 oz.CA,MA