Built on the massive X-frame and dubbed by the company as the most powerful production revolver in the world the Smith Wesson 500 is a single-double action revolver chambered in 500 SW Mag. Constructed of stainless steel it features a 5-round capacity Hogue grips with finger grooves to reduce felt recoil and adjustable rear sights. For greater stability and accuracy the rifled tube is housed inside a barrel shroud and a centerpin in the back of the cylinder and a ball detent in the frame contribute to lockup. The 500 is available in several variants with numerous barrel lengths ranging from 2.75 to 10.5. A handgun capable of delivering tremendous power the 500 is well-suited for big game hunting. Details Action SADA – Caliber .500 SW Magnum – Capacity 5 – Finish Stainless – Material Steel – Grips Black Synthetic – Sights Light Gathering HI-VIZ Red Dot Adjustable – Barrel Length 8.38″ – Overall Length 15″ – Weight 69.1 oz. – Most Powerful Production Revolver in the World Today – Massive .500 SW Magnum Cartridge – 2600 ftlb. Muzzle Energy – A Hunting Handgun For Any Game Animal Walking – Removable High Efficiency Compensator – HIVIZ Red Dot Interchangeable Front Sight – In 2003 the gunsmiths and engineers at Smith Wesson wanted to deliver maximum power for serious handgun hunters. The power they sought required an entirely new frame the massive X-Frame and was the basis for the new Model SW500 the most powerful production revolver in the world. This ushered in the era of the big gun and was only the beginning. For ultimate power and velocity theres nothing even close to an X-Frame model handgun.