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Smith & Wesson Model 500 - Standard Compensator


Six-Shot Revolver


The title of most powerful handgun ever made arguably belongs to the Smith and Wesson Model 500 revolver.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 3/30/2017
The Smith & Wesson Model 500 - Standard Compensator is touted as the most powerful handgun every built. The Model 500 was introduced in 2003 into the Smith & Wesson line of 'X-Frame' (Extra Large-framed) handguns.

The Model 500 features a satin stainless steel finish, Sorbothane recoil-absorbing rubber grip, an adjustable rear sight and interchangeable front sight and fires the massive .50 caliber round. Smith & Wesson reports that the Model 500 is the most powerful handgun ever made.






Specifications



Year:
2003
Manufacturing
Smith & Wesson - USA
National flag of United States United States
- Close Quarters Battle (CQB) / Personal Security
- Sidearm
Overall Length:
381 mm (15.00 in)
Barrel Length:
213 mm (8.39 in)
Weight (Unloaded):
4.41 lb (2.00 kg)
Sights:
Iron
Action:
Hammer with Rotating Cylinder; Double-Action
Muzzle Velocity:
2,075 feet-per-second (632 meters-per-second)
Effective Range:
165 ft (50 m; 55 yd)
Model 500 - Base Series Name
Model 460XVR - High muzzle velocity model

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