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Smith & Wesson Model 500 - Standard Compensator

Six-Shot Revolver

Smith & Wesson Model 500 - Standard Compensator

Six-Shot Revolver

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OVERVIEW



The title of most powerful handgun ever made arguably belongs to the Smith and Wesson Model 500 revolver.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 2003
MANUFACTURER(S): Smith & Wesson - USA
OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Hammer with Rotating Cylinder; Double-Action
CALIBER(S): 12.7mm (.50 caliber)
LENGTH (OVERALL): 381 millimeters (15.00 inches)
LENGTH (BARREL): 213 millimeters (8.39 inches)
WEIGHT (UNLOADED): 4.41 pounds (2.00 kilograms)
SIGHTS: Iron
MUZZLE VELOCITY: 2,075 feet-per-second (632 meters-per-second)
RANGE (EFFECTIVE): 165 feet (50 meters; 55 yards)
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Model 500 - Base Series Name
• Model 460XVR - High muzzle velocity model


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Smith & Wesson Model 500 - Standard Compensator Six-Shot Revolver.  Entry last updated on 3/30/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
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.




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