Behold the Beast! My 4" S&W 500 Magnum. (Cartridge shown next to a .44 Magnum and .45 auto.)
Always wanted one but then I thought, "when am I ever going to be in the same space as a grizzly bear, hmmm....never" but it would still be cool to have although the ammo is real expensive. I still want the 460 in a 5" which can shoot the cheaper 45 LC and 454 Casull as well as the very stout 460 magnum. Maybe someday.
I don't get why everyone gets the shorter barrel? I want one with a longer barrel. Just looks nice :) & better on the recoil too I would bet.
The longer barrel I assume is preferred for hunting and the shorter for self defense against bears, bigfoot and godzira. Shorter barrel is a little easier to draw from a holster too.
True. I just love the longer barrel though.lol
I picked the short barrel on this 500 due to its portability, plus, it just looks BadAss!
I have a 9.5" Ruger Super Redhawk in 480 that I bought to do some black bear hunting with but wish I would have waited because not long after I bought it the S&W X frame came out
I would be carrying it around in a holster though lol I would just buy it for fun :) but hubby is the one who wants one lol I would be nervous to shoot it with the shorter barrel. if it makes much of a difference. but I really love the longer barrels. Like on the .44 mag!! My brother-in-law has the Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter .44 mag with a scope on it for hunting purposes. That thing looks like a beast! I was too scared to shoot it when he brought it up awhile back but the biggest I had shot was a 9mm! Could you blame me, I had just started lol It freaked me out just a bit haha
Yeah that SB hunter is a fine looking and firing weapon. I buddy of mine bought one 2 years ago and has put about 20 rounds through it. I think you'd be alright shooting that, go for it. I talked another friend of mine's 14 yr old son into shooting my 480 and he was petrified at first, thought it was going to break his wrist but after shooting it said it wasn't as bad as he thought it would be.
I was that way with the .44 mag. plus i was sick so i was shaking along with the excitement & adrenaline rush. but it wasn't so bad.
I have a .44 Mag. I haven't shot it yet. I suspect it will take some time to get used to the recoil. The .500 Mag is on my wishlist, but I must say that I'm a bit intimidated. I've heard about a lot of wrist injuries from shooting these guns. Then again, who knows if the person is gripping the gun right.
They couldn't have been gripping it right. the .44 mag isn't so bad. I shot an older ruger. it was 15 years old. it was hard for me to grip it & the trigger guard was pointed so it bit back twice lol & i was getting over being sick, but otherwise it really wasn't that bad. you just have to get a good grip & know how to hold it right & such. those people probably didn't know what they were doing & weren't gripping it tight enough. at first i didn't know the push & pull trick. push with your right & pull with your left when gripping. & don't cup it. don't overlap your thumbs. i've also heard about bending your elbows or keeping them straight to make the recoil less. i always keep them straight & i did pretty awesome. they all expected me to do bad lol but i'm great with handguns. i don't mess around.
Taught my sister in law who has never shot with a 44mag and then a 45-70 contender. She had no fear cause she new no better in the department of calibers. I taught her proper grip and stance and she shot away with the 44mag, several cylinders in fact! Then she tried the 45-70, put 2rds down range and thought it was a hoot. Fyi...she is a petite thing too. I later told her that I have friends that won't shoot the 45-70, and she looked puzzled and asked "why?"...I always chuckle when I think of that day. Lesson to learn:, grips (and grips, I like pachmayrs) along with stance give control and a lot of fun to follow!
See I get nervous about everything so I won't shoot his 45-70 lol. I should just suck it up lol but I really wanna shoot a .50 cal so something must be wrong with me. Our gunsmith says a lot of guys are too scared to shoot it & freak out over it but the women just get up there & do it no problems lol that will be me!
Yeah, that was my guess. It has to be improper grip and/or stance that's causing the injuries. At the very least I'd love to get my hands on one and be able to shoot it. I'm dying to get out and shoot my M29.