S&W 500 Madness!!

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by interstatepawnllc, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. interstatepawnllc

    interstatepawnllc New Member

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    Apr 27, 2004
    Kansas
    Thought I would share the S&W 500 experience with you today. Gotta tell ya the 440 grain pills pack a whallop! Felt like a .357 on major steroids! I even shot one round offhand. One word of advice, DO NOT shoot this firearm while croutching or kneeling, you will end up on you can! This pistol is plum insane. :cool:
     
  2. xxxxxxl

    xxxxxxl New Member

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    Jun 19, 2004
    Texas
    I still want one. It sounds like a lot of fun to shoot. A big man needs a big gun. I am glad you like yours. :D
     

  3. Rugster

    Rugster New Member

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    May 1, 2004
    VA
    I fired one and I dont plan on doing it again without my padded shooting gloves on.Thats aWhole lotta gun . :D
     
  4. Gunpaq

    Gunpaq New Member

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    Jun 5, 2004
    Dushore, PA
    Holding one is good enough for me................feeling pain is awfull old.
    They sure are cool looking and feel like you have something in your hand.
     
  5. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    They definately give a new meaning to the term "hand cannon".
     
  6. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

    Feb 24, 2004
    I know my limitations. I do not shoot anything above a .45ACP., but it does sound like fun.
     
  7. MPinkston

    MPinkston Member

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    Jun 25, 2001
    West Tennessee
    I held one at the gun show yesterday. had an 8" bbl. It needed a bi-pod.
     
  8. potato_sniper

    potato_sniper New Member

    Even Madder Madness!!!!!

    They had a snubbie version in the gun store the other day. It had a two-inch, heavily compensated barrel on it. The gun store clerk hadn't even heard of the 440-grn pills. The biggest he had was 300-grn. Personally, I think it'd be a little too large to carry on a daily basis, but I bet the one shot stop percentage would be pretty darn good. Actually, I bet most semi-rational criminals would stop and lay down on the ground as soon as they saw the business end of it.

    Later.
     
  9. Taurus_9mm

    Taurus_9mm New Member

    They are quite fun I have to say. I've not tried any of the really heavy stuff out of it however, but would like to at some point. Hornady makes a 500 grain load and according to Ballistic Supply, they have a 600 gr. and 700 gr. load available. I think those would be a hoot to shoot but I think I'd consider a glove for those last two. My hands feel it already after 20 rounds of the MagTech. :)
     
  10. charagrin

    charagrin Former Guest

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    Mar 6, 2007
    My grandmother shoots and owns one, For some reason she got it for her ccw but she went with a Rossi .38 instead. Anyway it doesnt kick that bad. The Hornady evo's are ok out to about 15 yards, maybe 25 yards.
    But the gun shines with Specials,. Ecspecially some fmj. I dont remember what it is. The only problem is keeping it fed. Upwards of 25 bucks per 20 doesnt make for long shooting sessions.-Char
     
  11. I haven't ever shot the 3 inch version, But the 8 or so inch barrel wasn't all that bad
     
  12. sportster

    sportster New Member

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    Mar 24, 2007
    PA
    I have the S&W 4" 500. I do carry it in the winter. It is one fun gun to shoot. Watching your friends shoot is even better. It sure makes them curse with joy. I reload, so the cost of a round is down to 71 cents each, compared to the almost 3.00 a round. I reload with 370gr hardcast gas checked wide flat tip lead. I use 44.5gr of H110 powder, and a nice heavy crimp. It's supposed to be 1801 fps. Nice!:D
     
  13. I still ain't figured out how it is considered a pistol. ATF says a pistol is a gun that can be fired one handed, I hope noone is crazy enough to shoot one one handed :D
     
  14. Ironworker

    Ironworker New Member

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    Jul 27, 2007
    Hey I love our gun rights. More power to any one who wants that gun. Its so big it looks like it comes out of a Joke Book! I shot one a couple of times and yes it could of been worse.Its so heavy with a two handed stance its still super difficult to hit stuff with.So what good is all that power if you can't hit anything with it consistantly. I have a Colt Anaconda 44 mag. If i had two I could fire 6 rnds with one hand at oncoming Bear. He's be dead also. However if I won the Lottery I'd buy the 460 XVR.Then book a guided big game hunting trip.
     
  15. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Indiana
    I got a kick out of them when they first came out...$1000 each, and the dealers couldn't keep them in stock....:cool:

    Then less than two months later, you start seeing a bunch of "slightly used" ones for sale for $850!:p :p Can anybody say, "More than expected?":p :D :D :D

    And every show I see MORE and more used ones too....:p :p :p ;) :D

    Now I'm hoping the same thing happens to the .460s, a lot flatter shooting, that's the one I really want to get, mainly because it supposedly also chambers and shoots well the .45 Colt, and .454 Casull, but I'm not seeing them available used yet....:cool: