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.
I'm not willing to carry that big a purse.
This HARDLY new news......At least two months old mags had articles already....
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.
My 30/30 Contender pistol is insulted. 2 times over.
Guess they learned their lesson.
yup , S&W
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?
But they're faint - they're careful to stay at least 200 yds away!
wicked looking thing, isn't it.
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..
Looks like Harry Callahan's got a brand new weapon.
I find the use of gain twist rifling ingenious.
What other "gun" uses this? (Trivia Quiz)
"Did you see the size of that gun? It was bigger than him!"
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!
I'm not willing to carry that big a purse.
Neither am I (Said with very deep voice.)
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.
I guess ThunderwearTM is out of the question too...
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......
IHMSA shooters have been doing it for years.
Damn....that looks like it belongs in a silo vs a chamber....
Sorry, I'm just not comfortable stashing my gun down there.
Get two and a Samsonite double rig.
Or, he will demand the head of S & W resign.