You asked for more revolver stuff and I aim to please. So today lets taker a look at the S&W 500.
This thing is a beast. It weighs more than an M16A1. The 500 has been out for a while and everyone not brain dead or the kind of guy who spends 8000 on a magpul lower, knows about it.
Being all stainless steel, its meant for hard use. No deep bluing for these. There wouldn’t be much point in that. The 500 is meant to be a hunting sidearm. Killing grizz in Alaska or going back in time to take on some of the smaller dinos.
To tame some of the massive recoil, S&W very thoughtfully puts a comp on the muzzle.
This massive gun and round and the pressures involved means only 5 rounds in the cylinder.
If you are going to shoot this hand cannon with a scope you need a good one. Leupold makes scopes that will take the abuse. Mounted with Leupold rings and base, the gun is ready for handgun hunting.
The trigger is very nice as far as I can tell. I’m no double action wheel gun guy but I know a good trigger when I try one. When in single action, the trigger is just right. In double action in feels as slick as the Model 57 from a few weeks ago. The weight of the gun no doubt helps with that since you have it’s bulk helping you steady.
No, I am not going to shoot it for your gratification. So you can forget that right now. The cost of the ammo is too much of a burden on the owner and I have no desire to punish my wallet or hands.