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Smith & Wesson Begins Shipments of 460XVR Revolver
prnewswire.com ^ | 7/12/05 | n/a

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 460xvr; banglist; smithwesson
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1 posted on 07/13/2005 10:26:43 AM PDT by kiriath_jearim
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To: kiriath_jearim

I love this!! You can hear the screams from the left!!


2 posted on 07/13/2005 10:28:26 AM PDT by kx9088
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To: kiriath_jearim

Sounds like Superman may have to change his advertisement to "Almost as fast as a speeding bullet."


3 posted on 07/13/2005 10:29:17 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: kiriath_jearim

Here's a link to the Smith & Wesson website describing the revolver:

http://firearms.smith-wesson.com/store/index.php3?cat=294660&item=1207220&sw_activeTab=2


4 posted on 07/13/2005 10:29:21 AM PDT by kiriath_jearim
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5 posted on 07/13/2005 10:29:26 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: kiriath_jearim

"Retaining a center hold?" What does that mean?

Sounds like a great handgun.


6 posted on 07/13/2005 10:29:27 AM PDT by RexBeach (Pardon me, but is that a malaise sandwich in your pocket or are you just glad to be in a funk?)
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To: kiriath_jearim

7 posted on 07/13/2005 10:29:29 AM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: kiriath_jearim

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?


8 posted on 07/13/2005 10:29:54 AM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: kx9088

15 minutes till Kerry calls for a ban on these things.


9 posted on 07/13/2005 10:31:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Scratch a Liberal. Uncover a Fascist)
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To: RexBeach

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).


10 posted on 07/13/2005 10:31:22 AM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: gridlock

Pictures have already been posted. Chill.


11 posted on 07/13/2005 10:31:52 AM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: kiriath_jearim
...the 460XVR is capable of launching a 200-grain bullet at a speed of more than 2,300 feet per second...

Ballistics which are roughly equivalent to a 30/30, which is a mediocre rifle at best.

The best handgun is a rifle.

12 posted on 07/13/2005 10:33:36 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws spawned the runaway federal health care monopoly and fund terrorism.)
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To: kiriath_jearim
Cheap, low-quality handguns Assault weapons The 500 AE The 454 Casull The S&W 500 Magnum This handgun will become the weapon of choice of criminals and gangsters, and needs to be banned immediately!
13 posted on 07/13/2005 10:34:09 AM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Great googlymoogly! 2300 fps from a hand cannon? Time to upgrade the ear protection...again...


14 posted on 07/13/2005 10:34:09 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: coloradan

Thanks!

So not much on an arc then? Damn. At 200 yards! Like the sound of that - literally!


15 posted on 07/13/2005 10:34:48 AM PDT by RexBeach (Pardon me, but is that a malaise sandwich in your pocket or are you just glad to be in a funk?)
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To: kiriath_jearim

I plan on getting one but I'd like to know why it was a few months late (on hold).


16 posted on 07/13/2005 10:34:52 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (In God We Trust. All Others We Monitor.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Have we forgiven Smith & Wesson yet?


17 posted on 07/13/2005 10:34:54 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: kiriath_jearim

"Incredibly low perceived recoil for all loads."

I'll bet it kicks like a Mizzou mule.


18 posted on 07/13/2005 10:35:10 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

After he receives three of them as gifts and "forgets" to pay the gift tax.


19 posted on 07/13/2005 10:35:18 AM PDT by kx9088
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
15 minutes till Kerry calls for a ban on these things.

I think Brady, Schemer, Kennedy, and Cinton already have

I wonder how it handles FSDS ammo.

20 posted on 07/13/2005 10:36:18 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy, and Bush is no conservative)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The best handgun is a rifle.

I'm not willing to carry that big a purse.

21 posted on 07/13/2005 10:36:39 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: tumblindice
How exactly does one "perceive" recoil if he's knocked unconcious by the muzzle blast and recoil, and has no recollection whatever of firing the gun? "Nope, I don't recall any recoil at all!" Minimal perceived recoil.
22 posted on 07/13/2005 10:36:53 AM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

This HARDLY new news......At least two months old mags had articles already....


23 posted on 07/13/2005 10:37:33 AM PDT by litehaus
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To: kiriath_jearim

I have a friend I need to convince he needs one of these to keep his 500 S&W company. That way I'll get a chance to shoot one.

I'm not a hunter, so I have a hard time justifying a need for that kind of gun.


24 posted on 07/13/2005 10:37:50 AM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: kiriath_jearim

25 posted on 07/13/2005 10:39:13 AM PDT by ThePythonicCow (To err is human; to moo is bovine.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Ballistics which are roughly equivalent to a 30/30, which is a mediocre rifle at best. The best handgun is a rifle.

My 30/30 Contender pistol is insulted. 2 times over.

26 posted on 07/13/2005 10:39:28 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: nina0113
THANK GOD THEIR BACK IN AMERICAN HANDS
27 posted on 07/13/2005 10:39:50 AM PDT by jmq
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To: kiriath_jearim

Gimme it.


28 posted on 07/13/2005 10:39:56 AM PDT by Enterprise (Thus sayeth our rulers - "All your property is mine." - - - Kelo vs New London)
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To: jmq

Guess they learned their lesson.


29 posted on 07/13/2005 10:40:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Scratch a Liberal. Uncover a Fascist)
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To: Billthedrill

yup , S&W


30 posted on 07/13/2005 10:42:06 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: coloradan

What's that law? 'For every action there's an opposite and equal reaction' ?
I perceive that my Ruger .45 has low recoil with a cowboy load, but it's not screaming down range @ 2300 fps either. Like someone else noted, believe I'll stick with my Marlin 30/30.

Btw, do ya know anything about the `04 gun of the year, the Ruger P345?


31 posted on 07/13/2005 10:44:09 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: kx9088
"I love this!! You can hear the screams from the left!!"

But they're faint - they're careful to stay at least 200 yds away!
LOL!

32 posted on 07/13/2005 10:44:17 AM PDT by Redbob
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33 posted on 07/13/2005 10:44:57 AM PDT by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

wicked looking thing, isn't it.


34 posted on 07/13/2005 10:45:24 AM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: untrained skeptic
[ I'm not a hunter, so I have a hard time justifying a need for that kind of gun. ]

You don't need, to need, it..
Wanting one will do.. Lineing up two or three perps. You can get them all with one shot.. Should make a messy crime scene though..

35 posted on 07/13/2005 10:47:56 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed by me to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Looks like Harry Callahan's got a brand new weapon.


36 posted on 07/13/2005 10:48:24 AM PDT by RichInOC ("We're not just going to let you walk out of here." "Who's we, sucka?" "Smith and Wesson and me.")
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To: kiriath_jearim

I find the use of gain twist rifling ingenious.

What other "gun" uses this? (Trivia Quiz)


37 posted on 07/13/2005 10:49:43 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: ThePythonicCow

"Did you see the size of that gun? It was bigger than him!"


38 posted on 07/13/2005 10:49:46 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Can you get one with training wheels?

If my math is correct, it weighs 4.6 lbs!

Ah, wheelguns...it's like the power of cheese!


39 posted on 07/13/2005 10:49:55 AM PDT by DrNo
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To: kiriath_jearim
Dag nabbit, these big hand cannons are starting to make my Walker look small again. *sigh* Maybe next year everyone will go for the little guns again.
40 posted on 07/13/2005 10:50:10 AM PDT by kingu
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To: nina0113
The best handgun is a rifle.

I'm not willing to carry that big a purse.

Neither am I (Said with very deep voice.)

41 posted on 07/13/2005 10:52:04 AM PDT by mountn man (Everyone brings joy into a room. Some when they enter. Others when they leave)
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To: kiriath_jearim

The case looks to be longer than the .454 Casull; in fact,it looks like a short rifle cartridge. I remember the .357 Maximum; it was an interesting round. Ruger made up some six shooters (and so did Dan Wesson) for the .357 Max. The guns suffered from excessive top strap cutting and were dropped. The .454 Casull operates at insane pressures (can be as high as rifle pressures - 60,000 CUP) but because of very close and tight manufacturing tolerances, top strap cutting is not that bad. Historically, Smith and Wesson Model 29's do not have real close tolerances at the barrel-cylinder gap; I have measured several guns and some are .007" on one side and as much as .011" on the other. I have not measured the S and W .500 barrel-cylinder gap; perhaps they keep it to a minimum. We will see how this mega revolver holds up over the next few years.


42 posted on 07/13/2005 10:53:25 AM PDT by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: kiriath_jearim
I think I'll just stay with my trust ole 600 Nitro Express.


43 posted on 07/13/2005 10:53:44 AM PDT by umgud (Comment removed by poster before moderator could get to it)
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To: mountn man; nina0113

I guess ThunderwearTM is out of the question too...

44 posted on 07/13/2005 10:54:44 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: PoorMuttly; TEXASPROUD; Tijeras_Slim; elkfersupper; Eaker

Too much handgun for me .......never thought ya'd hear that from me huh ! These superhandguns are great but I'm of the opinion that its too much for my "handgunning" needs. The largest wheelgun I own is a 500 Linebaugh Bisley and it is just scary to pull the trigger on a full house hunting load. I carried it for a while as kodiak brown repellant but yeilded to a smaller 5 inch Ruger Redhawk loaded with Garrets 330gr hammerheads.

Hey Tom Taylor.....how about a fixed sight, round butt, L frame scandium 44 special revolver with a 3 inch magnaported barrel that looks like the S&W 696 vs the humpbacked 396.....meltdown the edges and a set of ahrends grips just like ya scored with on the 329PD.

And of course a lanyard loop for poor muttly......


45 posted on 07/13/2005 10:54:49 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: gridlock
200 yards with a revolver. I will believe it when I see it...

IHMSA shooters have been doing it for years.

46 posted on 07/13/2005 10:55:49 AM PDT by cayuga (A 9mm is a .45 set to Stun.)
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To: 45Auto

Damn....that looks like it belongs in a silo vs a chamber....


47 posted on 07/13/2005 10:56:19 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Sorry, I'm just not comfortable stashing my gun down there.


48 posted on 07/13/2005 10:57:09 AM PDT by shekkian
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To: Squantos

Get two and a Samsonite double rig.


49 posted on 07/13/2005 10:58:26 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Or, he will demand the head of S & W resign.


50 posted on 07/13/2005 10:58:38 AM PDT by ampat
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