In 2002, Smith & Wesson developed the .500 S&W Magnum, the most powerful handgun round in the world. Here's how it was done.
It reminds me of an old Reese’s peanut butter cup commercial. Unlike two great tastes, it’s kind of like a ballistic innovator finally finding his own under-challenged marketing genius.
Since the early 2000s, Smith & Wesson has been designing and building some of the most powerful production revolvers available with its line of mighty X-Frames, chambered in .500 S&W Mag. and .460 S&W Mag. The author recently had a chance to test the guns, both on the range and in the field, and form impressions about the state of the X-Frame today