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Check out today's Washington Times for the story on the debut of the S&W Model 500 at the 2003 Shot Show. (When's the last time you saw a national newspaper feature a positive story on a hand gun?).

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20030214-8596405.htm

S&W also has it on it's web site (http://www.smith-wesson.com/products/firearms/select_firearm.cfm). There's the stainless 72 oz., 8 3/8" barrel model and a 82 oz, 10.5" hunter model with what appears to be an intergral weaver style base. Both are built on the "X-frame".

The 500 S&W cartridge dwarfts the 454 casull and advertises a ME of 2600 ft/lbs.

And just when you thought the 480 was the biggest DA revolver on the block. S&W is back in a big, big way! :)
 

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All the S&W 500 Info

S&W just released a new model claimed to be "The Most Powerful Handgun" ($989).

Here's some hyperlinks for the gun.
Press release:
http://www.smithandwesson.com/headline.xml?producer=headline&ACTION=SHOW&headline=100043

Gun Specifications:(select 500 S&W Magnum from the "Select Firearm Caliber Chart" to get specs on models)
http://www.smith-wesson.com/products/firearms/select_firearm.cfm

Model 500 image:
http://www.smith-wesson.com/products/firearms/images/standard/163500.jpg

Model 500 Hunter image:
http://www.smith-wesson.com/products/firearms/images/standard/170231.jpg

Cartridge comparison:
http://www.smith-wesson.com/products/firearms/images/500_cal_compare.jpg

:twisted: :roll: :shock: :eek: :D
 

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Now if S&W would come out with a 2"barreled, aluminum framed, airweight model of the 500, they'ed have something! 8)

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Not What They Wanted

Hud said:
Now if S&W would come out with a 2"barreled, aluminum framed, airweight model of the 500, they'ed have something! 8)
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Yeah, One hellofa liability suite when it flew out of someone's hands and killed some one or the muzzle blast permanently deafened someone.

:twisted: :roll: :lol: :eek: :)
 

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Yea, with the way S&W handles law suites your probably right!

Actually it would be fun to have a 500 S&W, or even just shoot one a few times. I do like the big handguns.

I did look around for info on a gun cases for the 500 S&W but didn't find anything about axle size or tongue weight. :-D

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:shock: A 2" aluminum framed version :shock:


Geez, I think I'd rather have a blasting cap go off in my hand :eek:
 
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