Smith & Wesson Model 500

Billed as the most powerful production revolver in the world today, the Smith & Wesson Model 500 defines pure power.

With it's massive X-Frame and .500 S&W Mag. cartridges, the Model 500 is a hunting handgun that's more than capable of taking on any game animal you'll find. Renowned for its power and mightily respected for its considerable recoil, the Model 500 is very much deserving of its turn as Gun of the Week.

Technical Specifications:

Caliber: .500 S&W Magnum
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Barrel Length:
6.5” (can vary)
Overall Length:
12.875” (can vary)
60.7 ozs., Unloaded
5 Rounds
MSRP: $1,249 (prices may vary)

For Further Reading:

Shooting the .500 Smith & Wesson
Wiley Clapp: .500 S&W Magnum and Recoil


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14 Responses to Smith & Wesson Model 500

Julia wrote:
January 22, 2013

perfectly. It informational resource, I'll bookmark it and visit it again!

Walkin trails wrote:
August 23, 2012

I fired one round one time, and my hand stung for a week.

stevewhite wrote:
August 14, 2012

Thinking about getting one soon !!! Love it !

Dan wrote:
August 13, 2012

Looking down the business end of this is like hearing the rack of a 12 gauge pump in the dark! Great gun and fun to shoot. Even if you miss your target, you'll give it 3rd degree burns from the muzzle flash.

David S wrote:
August 13, 2012

I've seen You Tube videos on accidental double fires from loose holding shooters. Very dangerous and scary.

john wrote:
August 10, 2012

I have fired this gun,don't have a use for it. YET!

david wrote:
August 10, 2012

only problem i have is finding amo

Jim wrote:
August 10, 2012

Had mine with the 4" barrel for a few years - excellent as a "bear gun" here in MT. It has a helluva recoil, but does not "climb" due to the porting. The double-action is nice, but be ready if you are going to try to take a couple of shots back-to-back. Your wrists will let you know about it...

sandy wrote:
August 10, 2012

Is this BEAR proof?

Carol wrote:
August 10, 2012

Its something I would like to take along for bear protection in Alaska. Do a lot of ATV riding in the back country.

NY Preppers wrote:
August 09, 2012

S&W 500 looks awesome... Anyway I can get one to test out? LoL

Andrew wrote:
August 09, 2012

"Well I just gotta ask one question: Do I feel lucky? Well do ya, punk?"

Herb Fritts wrote:
August 09, 2012

Nice backup or just to hunt with.

Mack Missiletoe wrote:
August 06, 2012

The backup 'Hand Rifle' to your Rifle.