Wednesday, 11 March 2009

the fifty

for my 'bucks night' we decided to go to the local shooting range and sample the sorts of pistols that almost no one has a need for, in this instance it was the Smith and Wesson 500.

It doesn't look huge, but it really is. For anyone who isn't built like Arnold Schwarzenegger its rather hard to keep it steady for any serious target accuracy. In this short video below I've got one bullet loaded in the revolver.

you may have noticed that with a firm grip the recoil isn't so uncontrollable (note the paper move from the muzzle blast on the bench). But it sure gives you hand and wrist a pounding. Speaking of size ... I've put a few common size bullet casings below to give you some idea of just how monstrous this thing is...


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