The new 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum(R) revolver is chambered for the new .50 caliber 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum(R) cartridge.
“The 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum is a natural progression of our leadership role in handgun development,” said Roy Cuny, president and CEO of Smith & Wesson Corp. “Smith & Wesson has a strong customer contingency of hunting and shooting enthusiasts that are continually looking to us for innovation. We produced the original Magnum(R) revolver with the introduction of the .357 Magnum in 1935 and 20 years later amazed the shooting world with the .44 Magnum. Now in 2003, we have once again produced a premier hunting revolver with no equal.”
The newly introduced 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum cartridge produces nearly three times the muzzle energy of the .44 Magnum round, which far exceeds all other handgun cartridges.
Based on orders to date from Smith & Wesson dealers, production on the new .50 caliber revolver has been increased. “The demand has far surpassed our original expectations,” said Cuny.
Additional info here on the fantastic M500:Click hereCategory : RevolversType : RevolverAction : Single/DoubleCaliber : 500 Smith & WessonBarrel Length : 8.4″Capacity : 5Hammer Style : SpurredGrips : Black SyntheticSights : Interchangeable Front, Adjustable RearWeight : 71.9 ozFrame Description : Stainless Steel