The world’s most powerful handguns
Delivering maximum velocity for handgun hunters, Smith & Wesson engineered the 460XVR Revolver to deliver the highest muzzle velocity of any production revolver on earth. This X-treme Velocity Revolver (XVR) produces velocities over 2,300 feet per second with a gain-twist rifled barrel for superb long range accuracy past 200 yards! Interchangeable compensators help the 460XVR fire .460 Mag, .45 Colt and .454 Casull cartridges. Extra large frame helps the 460XVR deliver low perceived recoil on all loads. Long 8.38” barrel with HI-VIZ® interchangeable front site and adjustable white outline rear sight on top.
The Smith & Wesson Model 29 is a six-shot, double-action revolver chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge and manufactured by the U.S. company Smith & Wesson. It was made famous by â€” and is still most often associated with â€” the fictional character “Dirty Harry” Callahan from the Dirty Harry series of films starring Clint Eastwood.
Developed for use in the Israeli armed forces, the Desert Eagle .50 caliber is one of the largest magazine-fed handguns ever made.
The Smith & Wesson Model 500 is a five-shot, single action/double-action large caliber revolver produced by Smith & Wesson, firing the .500 S&W Magnum cartridge, a .50 caliber bullet. It is built on S&W’s largest frame, the X-Frame, which was developed because none of S&W’s existing double-action frame designs could handle the muzzle energy and pressures generated by the .500 S&W cartridge. It is the most powerful production revolver in the world today, and it is being marketed as being “the world’s most powerful handgun” by the manufacturer. There are a few larger revolvers, like the Pfeifer Zeliska .600 Nitro Express revolver, however none of them are a “production” revolver. The Model 500 can fire a bullet weighing 22.7 g; 0.8 oz at 1975 feet per second generating a muzzle energy of over 3,030 foot-pounds force. In an undated photo made with a remote camera, Field Time Target & Training operations manager Craig Caringella is obscured by the muzzle blast while firing a .500 S&W Magnum revolver at the new Stanton shooting in Stanton, Calif. The range can accommodate all pistols in addition to powerful rifles. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Jebb Harris ) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
The .600 Nitro Express Zeliska revolver is an Austrian single-action revolver produced by Pfeifer firearms. The Zeliska is one of the largest handgun in the world, weighing in at over 13 lbs and having a length of 22 inches. The cylinder section alone weighs 4.5 lbs. The Zeliska is also one of the most powerful handguns in the world, producing a muzzle energy of 7,591 foot pounds. The weight of the gun helps control the recoil, making controlled shooting possible. The capacity of a Zeliska is five .600 Nitro Express or .458 Win Mag rounds. The Zeliska fires a .600 Nitro Express slug (900 grain) at 1,950 ft. The cost of a Zeliska revolver is $17,316. Each .600 Nitro Express round costs $40, making this gun very expensive to fire.
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