Category: Hand Guns
History about Smith & Wesson Model 500 Gun and some Facts, Smith and Wesson are renowned for their production of high-end revolvers and pistols.
The Smith & Wesson Model 500 Gun is one type of a revolver that has won the hearts of most handgun hunters. This five-shot, single/double action handgun is a large caliber revolver firing the .500 S&W Magnum cartridges and a .50 caliber bullet.
The Smith & Wesson Model 500 Gun is built on the X-Frame, the largest frame there is in Smith and Wesson. The need to build a unique, larger frame was because none of the existing frames in the company were capable of handling the energy the muzzle released by the Smith & Wesson Model 500 Gun during firing. In other words, this handgun is the most powerful revolver in the market since the existing larger revolvers such as Pfeifer Zesilker .600 Nitro Express Revolver are not “production” revolvers.
The Smith & Wesson Model 500 Gun can fire a bullet as heavy as 22.7 grams (350 gr) at a speed of 602 meters per second generating muzzle energy of over 4.1kj (equivalent to 3,030 foot-pounds force). This power is said to be capable of taking down huge game such as the buffalo or even the elephant at a range in excess of a hundred and three meters (200 yards). Such fete can only be matched by a minuscule number of other handguns. The advanced design of the firearm, however, helps counteract the recoil felt by the shooter. The design includes the weight of the firearm itself, the forward balance, use of rubber grips, and the use of a compensator. The compensator is occasionally replaced with a full muzzle brake on some S&W Performance Models.
Like most other guns in the market, the Smith & Wesson Model 500 Gun requires proper supervision for novice shooters. Due to its power, however, novice shooters should especially be coached while shooting the gun. Its recoil is still powerful and could cause injuries to shooters. In addition, any improper grip could lead to the harmful gases escaping from the cylinder causing or presenting a risk of injury so it is advisable to use this handgun with ultimate caution.
The Smith & Wesson Model 500 Gun is at least 15 inches long (38.1 cm) and weighs 6 pounds (72.5 0z.) when empty. This revolver holds 5 of the biggest and therefore heaviest bullets ever created for a handgun, the S&W .500 Magnum round. Its barrel length is 21.3 centimeters (8.38 inches). Its rear and front slights are Adjustable and Light Gathering HI-VIZ® Red Dot consecutively. It has a synthetic grip and as mentioned earlier, has an extra-large (the X- Frame) exposed hammer frame. The Model 500 has both single and double action, and its main purpose is hunting. The cylinder and the frame are both stainless steel.
The Smith & Wesson Model 500 Gun is a great buy for hunters who want to experience that much power delivered by a handgun. Its accuracy is something you have never seen before. The model 500 is reliability, durability and its strength is superb.
Something else that makes this gun even better is the fact that it can bring down game from a distance of a hundred and three meters- this surely makes it your best companion on your hunting trips.