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Old 02-15-2003, 03:49 PM
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[:-]I guess there will be someone out there that wants that much punishment. Read about the new pistol in the local paper (surprise!). What do you all think?
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Old 02-15-2003, 10:16 PM
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I would like to see some solid ballistics on it. Good luck.
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Old 02-16-2003, 12:20 AM
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I just heard about this on the news.......Ahhhh the dang media...LOL
They said that it was made to be primarily a hunting gun...interesting concept. Guess we shall see.
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Old 02-16-2003, 01:10 AM
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SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - Smith & Wesson has introduced its biggest handgun ever, a .50-caliber Magnum revolver.

The five-shot Model 500 revolver with an 8 1/2 inch (23-centimeter) barrel weighs about 4 1/2 pounds (2 kilograms) — roughly a pound (450 grams) more than the big-frame .44-caliber Magnum. It fires a new .50-caliber cartridge that the company said produces nearly three times the muzzle energy of the .44 Magnum.

Company president Roy C. Cuny said the new revolver builds on the .357 Magnum revolver it introduced in the 1930s and the .44 Magnum that it brought out in the 1950s.

The .50-caliber gun, which sells for $989, is one of nine new models the company introduced this week at a trade show in Orlando, Florida. Cuny said it was the largest number of new introductions in recent years.
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Old 02-16-2003, 01:20 PM
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Gunmaker Introduces New Handgun
Revolver Said To Be Most Powerful Handgun On Market

POSTED: 10:12 a.m. EST February 13, 2003
UPDATED: 10:17 a.m. EST February 13, 2003

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Gunmaker Smith & Wesson has introduced its biggest handgun ever.

The company bills the new .50-caliber Magnum revolver as the most powerful production handgun on the market.

The five-shot Model 500 revolver with an 8.5-inch barrel weighs 72.5 ounces or about a pound more than its big-frame .44 Magnum.


It fires a new .50-caliber cartridge that the company said produces nearly three times the muzzle energy of the .44 Magnum.

Company President Roy C. Cuny said the new revolver builds on the .357 Magnum revolver it introduced in the 1930s and the .44 Magnum that it brought out in the 1950s.

Douglas B. Wesson, a grandson of one of the company' s founders, developed the .357 Magnum to promote handgun hunting.

The gun, which sells for $989, is one of nine new models the company introduced this week at a trade show in Orlando, Fla. Cuny said it was the largest number of new introductions in recent years.

Smith & Wesson Corp., based in Springfield, is a subsidiary of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., based in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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Old 02-16-2003, 01:36 PM
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I would hate to shoot it. [X(]
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Old 02-16-2003, 01:56 PM
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I' d love to shoot it. But I wonder if S&W designed it to be more durable than my 629. I hope so.
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Old 02-16-2003, 09:56 PM
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I would also love to shoot it!! Good luck.
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Old 02-16-2003, 10:58 PM
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I read a review on it yesterday and it stated that it was surprisingly easier to shoot than was thought, thanks to the muzzle brake. That cartrige is atleast twice the size of the 44 mag.
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