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These are some of the spec on the 500 Smith & Wesson Mag.

There are two verisons offered:

1. Standard Model which be ordered though Smith:
Model: 500
Product Code: 163500
Suggested Retail: $987.00
Caliber: 500 S&W Magnum®
Capacity: 5 Rounds
Barrel Length: 8-3/8”
Frame Size: X-Frame
Action: Single Action/Double Action
Front Sights: Interchangeable Black Blade
Rear Sights: Micrometer Click Black Blade
Grips: Hogue Rubber-Energy Absorbing
Material: Stainless Steel
Finish: Satin Stainless
Overall Length: 15”
Weight: 72.5 oz.
Other Features: Most Powerful Production Revolver in the World Today
Massive 500 S&W Magnum® Cartridge 2600 ft/lb. Muzzle Energy
A Hunting Handgun For Any Game Animal Walking
Recoil Tamed with Effective Muzzle Compensator
Hoque Sorbathane® Recoil Absorbing Grip
Internal Lock

2. The performance Center Model:

UPC: 022188635003
Specifications
Product Code: 170231
Caliber: 500 S&W Magnum®
Capacity: 5 Rounds
Frame: X-Frame
Barrel Length: 10.5"
Front Sight: Orange Dovetail Ramp
Rear Sight: Adjustable White Outline
Grips: Hogue Dual Density Monogrip
Material: Stainless Steel
Finish: Glassbead
Overall Length: 18"
Height: 6.5"
Weight Empty: 82.0 oz.
Other Features: Recoil Compensator for Increased Muzzle Control
Tuned Performance Center Action
Integral Weaver Base for Easy Optics Mounting
Increased Velocity and Energy with 10.5" Barrel
Flash Chromed Hammer and Trigger for Smooth, Crisp Action
Internal Lock
Performance Center Gun Rug and Sling included

UPC Code: 022188702316


I have ordered the standard model and will order the performance center verison next week after a call to Lew Horton or RSR.
 

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Amazing. A 4 1/2 pound, 5-shot revolver.
And for only about $1k.

Why?
At what point does one switch to a carbine, or a rifle (like a Rem model 7)?
I carried a gun for a living for a few years, and the idea of a 4.5 lb. beltgun makes me want to look for sky crane equipped steel suspenders. You'd need them if you wanted to keep your pants up with a 'Godzilla gun' like that on your hip. The guns we were issued were midweights, but they were still a pain to carry sometimes.
Call me a mental defective (you won't be the first), but I just don't get the point of this gun.
If it's atavistic thrills you need, get a 45-70 derringer. They exist, and you'll feel like a real man, and be in real pain after a box of cartridges through that monstrosity.
 

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Why Not a .500?

Hello, from guns to cars and scoots folks have their own reasons, no?
Have you not seen the popularity of JDs Hand Cannons?
If the man wants a pistol and a sling, so what? It's all part of American Consumerism eh Munenn?
 

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Fondled one of these at a local shop yesterday. It was amazingly well balanced and looked great. It was also H-U-G-E! Other than using it for that extra challenging hunt what would be the sense? Ah Ha! Mines bigger than yours. That's it by gosh. :!: :!:
 

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I was fortunate enough to have been able to fire the very first one to ever leave the S&W facility... This was the very same revolver that has been photographed for the cover of numerous magazines! :p
 
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