Smith & Wesson successfully pushed the performance envelope in 2003 with its .500 S&W Mag. cartridge—the most powerful, production pistol cartridge in the world. Two years later, the company began chasing revolver velocity records by taking the .454 Casull cartridge case, lengthening it and increasing the max pressure to 65,000 p.s.i. That cartridge was called the .460 S&W Mag. and is the chambering of choice for this week’s review pistol from Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center, the 460XVR—a custom-tuned, 78-oz., double-action revolver with capacity for five .460 S&W Mag. rounds. Learn more about the Performance Center 460XVR by checking out this week's NRA Gun of the Week video, and visit smith-wesson.com for other performance-driven handguns.
Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Action Type: double-action/single-action center-fire revolver
Chambering: .460 S&W Mag.
Frame: stainless steel, matte finish
Barrel: stainless steel; 7.5”
Sights: fixed Hi Viz green, fiber-optic front; fully adjustable, white, square-notch rear
Trigger: double-action, 11 lbs., 15 ozs.; single-action, 3 lbs., 15 ozs.
Capacity: 5-round cylinder
Weight: 78 ozs.
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