Smith & Wesson Model 500

Performance

This is the biggest, baddest and most powerful revolver in production to date. Shooting the .500 S&W Magnum it holds nothing back. What's also great about this revolver is that it is deadly accurate. The only downside is that it is extremely hard to fire a follow up shot due to the immense power of the first, but if you can hit what you are aiming at the first time around you won't need a second shot.

Features

Features the ability to hold 5 huge .500 S&W Magnum rounds. Also comes with an optional muzzle break (which I would recommend for anyone buying this revolver).

Appeal

If the large look alone doesn't scare anybody then the extremely loud noise it produces will. And if those two don't run them off then you won't have a problem dropping them with the .500 S&W Magnum. The gun looks great with its stainless steel body. It is a very heavy revolver but feels great in the hand and is balanced well also.

Summary

Performance Rating: 
10
Performance: 

This is the biggest, baddest and most powerful revolver in production to date. Shooting the .500 S&W Magnum it holds nothing back. What's also great about this revolver is that it is deadly accurate. The only downside is that it is extremely hard to fire a follow up shot due to the immense power of the first, but if you can hit what you are aiming at the first time around you won't need a second shot.

Features Rating: 
9
Features: 

Features the ability to hold 5 huge .500 S&W Magnum rounds. Also comes with an optional muzzle break (which I would recommend for anyone buying this revolver).

Appeal Rating: 
10
Appeal: 

If the large look alone doesn't scare anybody then the extremely loud noise it produces will. And if those two don't run them off then you won't have a problem dropping them with the .500 S&W Magnum. The gun looks great with its stainless steel body. It is a very heavy revolver but feels great in the hand and is balanced well also.

I would have to give this revolver a 10 out of 10. This is because of the aggressive look, large round (.500 S&W Magnum), and outstanding accuracy. This weapon would not be good for concealed carry but if you got to take somebody out and you only got one shot then this is the perfect revolver. This gun is also great for blowing stuff up with. Enters with a huge hole and leaves an even bigger one on the way out. Truly amazing the power of this revolver. To compliment all this power the revolver has remarkable accuracy all the way out to 150 yards. I personally have never made a shot that long with it but hitting targets within 50-75 yards is very easy.

4 Comments

6 years 5 weeks ago, 1:05 PM

mrmoto007

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.500 s&w

Hi saw your review of the s&w .500 is there a video i can watch of it? i am in england and not many guns here, but always had an interest in them.

6 years 4 days ago, 4:00 AM

rmgunsmith

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Oct 2008
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Montrose, CO, United States
500 Smith & Wesson 4"

I traded for this awesome revolver and love to shoot it. The 4" barrel is compensated and the Hogue grips and 56 oz weight help reduce recoil. In fact it recoils less than a 44 mag handgun.

The 500 S&W cartridge is great to reload. The large components make it easy. The worlds largest commercially produced handgun is worth the price.

3 years 34 weeks ago, 2:31 PM

RETIRE-IN-ARIZONA

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SMITH & WESSON 500

Never shot one, Have owned many 44 magnums. Maybe this is in the near future.

3 years 34 weeks ago, 2:51 PM

Reaper308

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S&W .500

at $1,000+ and $2.50/round.... sure, why not?

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."

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