For handgun hunting, the Smith and Wesson 500 with an 8 3/8" barrel is king. The .50 S&W Magnum cartridge is the most powerful production handgun cartridge in the world. The 8 3/8" barrel model 500 features adjustable sights for accuracy, as well as energy-absorbing grips and a compensated barrel for comfort.


Caliber: 500 S&W Magnum
Capacity: 5 Rounds
Barrel Length: 8 3/8"
Front Sight: Red Ramp
Rear Sight: Micrometer Click Adjustable Black Blade
Firing System: N/A
Grip: Hogue Rubber Energy Absorbing
Trigger: .400" Target
Hammer: .430" Target
External Safety: N/A
Frame: X-Frame
Finish: Satin Stainless
Overall length: 18"
Material: Stainless Steel
Weight Empty: 72 ounces

Other Features:

  • Most Powerful Production Revolver in the World Today

  • Massive 500 S&W Magnum® Cartridge 2600 ft/lb. Muzzle Energy

  • A Hunting Handgun For Any Game Animal Walking

  • Recoil Tamed with Effective Muzzle Compensator

  • Hoque Sorbathane® Recoil Absorbing Grip

  • Internal Lock

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Smith and Wesson 500 8 3/8" Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 6 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Anthony, Virginia Beach, VA
January 7, 2013

Primary use: Hunting

"This is the finest firearm I have ever owned. I don't own many. I had to have one the first time I saw it up close. The factory trigger is awesome. It def. pushes back when you fire it. Have not shot it to much due to cost and recoil. I use padded shooting glove. I reload my own to save a couple of dollars. I load Sierra 350Gr. Hollow points. Would like to take a bear in the future."

Overall Rating: review stars, 6 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By backflowerservices, Farr West, UT
January 7, 2013

Primary use Target Shooting

"This is one of the funnest guns that I own. I have only had it about 6 months so I haven't shot it a whole lot, about 60 rounds probably because of the price of the ammunition. I am starting to reload them and that will bring the cost down. I was really surprised the first time I shot it, it did not kick up like I anticipated but it pushes back hard. It defenately gets everyones attention when you pop off that first round. The only problem that I have is I need to find a shooting glove as my middle finger rubs hard on the trigger guard everytime I shoot it. Also need to find a holster for it."

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