Skip to comments.Smith & Wesson Begins Shipments of 460XVR Revolver
Posted on 07/13/2005 10:26:41 AM PDT by kiriath_jearim
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (Amex: SWB), parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary, 153-year old, global provider of products and services for safety, security, protection and sport announced that it has begun initial shipments of its Model 460XVR (X-treme Velocity Revolver). The revolver, introduced by the company at SHOT Show 2005 in January, received the "2005 Handgun of theYear" award from the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence.
Tom Taylor, Vice President of Marketing for Smith & Wesson, said, "We began receiving orders for the 460XVR immediately upon the revolver's unveiling at the SHOT Show. The internal engineering team at Smith & Wesson specifically designed the 460XVR to address the growing handgun hunting and shooting sports markets. The positive response we are receiving from our dealers and customers underscores our belief that the innovative 460XVR truly sets a new standard in revolver performance."
Manufactured entirely in the United States at the company's Springfield, Massachusetts factory, the 460XVR is capable of launching a 200-grain bullet at a speed of more than 2,300 feet per second and thus represents the highest velocity production revolver currently available. The company indicated that its objective in designing the 460XVR was to design a revolver capable of accurately and effectively reaching targets at distances of over 200 yards. This high velocity performance allows shooters to zero in on targets at long range while retaining a center hold.
I love this!! You can hear the screams from the left!!
Sounds like Superman may have to change his advertisement to "Almost as fast as a speeding bullet."
Here's a link to the Smith & Wesson website describing the revolver:
"Retaining a center hold?" What does that mean?
Sounds like a great handgun.
200 yards with a revolver. I will believe it when I see it...
BTW, is there not a variant of the Ann Coulter Rule that applies here?
15 minutes till Kerry calls for a ban on these things.
Means you don't have to "hold over" a distant target, that is, aim for a point above where you are trying to hit. Instead, you aim right where you want to hit, and the bullet gets there before having an opportunity to fall significantly (from gravity).
Pictures have already been posted. Chill.
Ballistics which are roughly equivalent to a 30/30, which is a mediocre rifle at best.
The best handgun is a rifle.
Great googlymoogly! 2300 fps from a hand cannon? Time to upgrade the ear protection...again...
So not much on an arc then? Damn. At 200 yards! Like the sound of that - literally!
I plan on getting one but I'd like to know why it was a few months late (on hold).
Have we forgiven Smith & Wesson yet?
"Incredibly low perceived recoil for all loads."
I'll bet it kicks like a Mizzou mule.
After he receives three of them as gifts and "forgets" to pay the gift tax.
I think Brady, Schemer, Kennedy, and Cinton already have
I wonder how it handles FSDS ammo.