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Smith & Wesson SW Model 500 - Standard Compensator Revolver (2003)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/23/2009

The most powerful handgun ever made belongs to Smith and Wesson.

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The Smith & Wesson Model 500 - Standard Compensator is touted as the most powerful handgun every built. The Model 500 was introduced in 2003 into the Smith & Wesson line of 'X-Frame' (Extra Large-framed) handguns.

The Model 500 features a satin stainless steel finish, Sorbothane recoil-absorbing rubber grip, an adjustable rear sight and interchangeable front sight and fires the massive .50 caliber round. Smith & Wesson reports that the Model 500 is the most powerful handgun ever made.

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Specifications for the
Smith & Wesson SW Model 500 - Standard Compensator
Revolver


Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson - USA
Initial Year of Service: 2003


Overall Length: 381 mm (15.00 in)
Barrel Length: 0.00 mm (0.00 in)
Weight (Empty): 4.41 lb (2.00 kg)


Caliber: 12.7mm (.50 caliber)
Action: Hammer and Rotating Cylinder
Feed: 5-Round Rotating Cylinder


Variants:
Model 500


Model 500 - .50 caliber model

Model 460XVR - High muzzle velocity model


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the United States of America