Smith & Wesson Model 500: The Most Powerful Revolver Ever

  • Source: 1945
  • by:
It’s no surprise as to why: the company has been in the gunsmithing business for nearly 170 years. Given that amount of time, it’s no wonder that Smith & Wesson has been able to build the most powerful production revolver in the world.

Smith & Wesson Model 500: A Beast of a Gun 

The revolver in question is their Model 500. According to Smith & Wesson, they set out in 2003 to build a revolver that could “deliver maximum power for serious handgun hunters,” and created the X-Frame revolver, the company’s largest ever.

The X-Frame can handle the largest of the so-called Super Magnum cartridges, including the massive .500 S&W Magnum. Despite the cartridge’s large size — it’s the same diameter as a .50 BMG cartridge — the X-Frame’s large cylinder can accommodate five .500 S&W Magnums.

The .500 S&W Magnum is also the most powerful commercial handgun cartridge. It creates 2600 ft/lb. muzzle energy when fired, and Smith & Wesson claims that when used in tandem with their Model 500, is capable of taking down “any game animal walking.”

Gun Dynamics® in the Media

US News & World Report
Fox Business
NRATV
Forbes
OANN
yahoo
Newsmax
GUN WORLD
AAN
guns.com
NYT
wallstreet reporter
usweekly
baltimore post
peoples trust toronto
rocketnews
Forextv
srn news
compuserve
techjollof
The Gun Feed
rockland county times
presscorp
bitcoinlove
investing.com
Trumptrain
Christian Science Monitor