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SMITH & WESSON MODEL 500 - A comparison of the Smith & Wesson Model 500 (above) and its .44 magnum sibling, the Model 629 (below). The difference in size between the .44 magnum and the .500 magnum cartridges is also shown.

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Muzzle flash and cylinder blast from a Smith & Wesson Model 500 fired at night.

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SMITH & WESSON M&P 9, .40, .45 - M&P (Military and Police) is a polymer-framed, short recoil operated, locked breech semi-automatic pistol introduced in the summer of 2005 by the American company Smith & Wesson. It uses a Browning-type locking system. While targeted at law enforcement agencies, the M&P is also available on the commercial market. The M&P is a striker-fired semi-automatic pistol. This trigger system prevents the firearm from discharging unless the trigger is fully depressed, even if the pistol is dropped. An internal lock and/or magazine disconnect are available as options and an optional external thumb safety became available in 2009. The M&P is a direct evolution of the Smith & Wesson Sigma design but does not share parts compatibility with the Sigma. The M&P design has an improved trigger, enhanced ergonomics that allow for end-user customization. An industry standard picatinny rail and a higher grip has been afforded with an improved grip and beavertail. Many of the ergonomic study elements that had been incorporated into the Sigma and the Smith & Wesson SW99 were brought over to the M&P. The improved trigger weight and feel and the unique takedown method were meant to set the M&P apart from both the Sigma and the popular Glock pistols.

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DirtyHarry

The Smith & Wesson Model 29 is a six-shot, double-action revolver chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge and manufactured by the U.S. company Smith & Wesson. It was made famous by - and is still most often associated with - the fictional character "Dirty Harry" Callahan from the Dirty Harry series of films starring Clint Eastwood.

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The Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police) is a polymer-framed, short recoil operated, locked breech semi-automatic pistol introduced in the summer of 2005 by the American company Smith & Wesson. It uses a Browning-type locking system. The M&P is a striker-fired semi-automatic pistol. This trigger system prevents the firearm from discharging unless the trigger is fully depressed, even if the pistol is dropped. No other polymer pistol offers this combination of versatility, durability and safety. Available in .40S&W, 9mm, 45ACP, 22LR & 357SIG for under $500.

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SMITH & WESSON MODEL 41 - a semi-automatic pistol developed by Smith & Wesson after World War II as a competitive target pistol. It was designed with a 105 degree grip angle, the same as the Colt M1911 pistol, to maintain a consistent grip angle.

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SMITH & WESSON MODEL 41 - a semi-automatic pistol developed by Smith & Wesson after World War II as a competitive target pistol. It was designed with a 105 degree grip angle, the same as the Colt M1911 pistol, to maintain a consistent grip angle.

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SMITH & WESSON MODEL 29 - a six-shot, double-action revolver chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge and manufactured by the U.S. company Smith & Wesson. It was made famous by — and is still most often associated with — the fictional character "Dirty Harry" Callahan from the Dirty Harry series of films starring Clint Eastwood. The Model 29 was offered with 3", 4", 5", 6", 6 1/2;", 8 3/8;" and, later, 10 5/8;" barrel lengths as standard models.

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SMITH & WESSON MODEL 60 - a 5 shot revolver that is chambered in either .38 Special or .357 Magnum calibers. It was the first revolver produced from stainless steel.

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S&W-M&Prevolver

SMITH & WESSON MODEL 10 - previously known as the Smith & Wesson .38 Hand Ejector Model of 1899, the Smith & Wesson Military & Police or the Smith & Wesson Victory Model, is a revolver of worldwide popularity. It was the successor to the Smith & Wesson .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1896 and was the first Smith & Wesson revolver to feature a cylinder release latch on the left side of the frame like the Colt M1889. In production since 1899, it is a six-shot double-action revolver with fixed sights. Over its long production run it has been available with barrel lengths of 2 in, 3 in, 4 in, 5 in, and 6 in. Barrels of 2.5 inches are also known to have been made for special contracts. Some 6,000,000 of the type have been produced over the years, making it the most popular centerfire revolver of the 20th century.

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The Smith & Wesson Model 500 is a five-shot, single action/double-action large caliber revolver produced by Smith & Wesson, firing the .500 S&W Magnum cartridge, a .50 caliber bullet.

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The Smith & Wesson Model 500 is a five-shot, single action/double-action large caliber revolver produced by Smith & Wesson, firing the .500 S&W Magnum cartridge, a .50 caliber bullet. It is built on S&W's largest frame, the X-Frame, which was developed because none of S&W's existing double-action frame designs could handle the muzzle energy and pressures generated by the .500 S&W cartridge. It is the most powerful production revolver in the world today, and it is being marketed as being "the world's most powerful handgun" by the manufacturer. There are a few larger revolvers, like the Pfeifer Zeliska .600 Nitro Express revolver, however none of them are a "production" revolver. The Model 500 can fire a bullet weighing 22.7 g; 0.8 oz at 1975 feet per second generating a muzzle energy of over 3,030 foot-pounds force. In an undated photo made with a remote camera, Field Time Target & Training operations manager Craig Caringella is obscured by the muzzle blast while firing a .500 S&W Magnum revolver at the new Stanton shooting in Stanton, Calif. The range can accommodate all pistols in addition to powerful rifles. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Jebb Harris ) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT

SW500

SW500

The Smith & Wesson Model 500 is a five-shot, single action/double-action large caliber revolver produced by Smith & Wesson, firing the .500 S&W Magnum cartridge, a .50 caliber bullet.

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SmithandWesson460XVR

Delivering maximum velocity for handgun hunters, Smith & Wesson engineered the 460XVR Revolver to deliver the highest muzzle velocity of any production revolver on earth. This X-treme Velocity Revolver (XVR) produces velocities over 2,300 feet per second with a gain-twist rifled barrel for superb long range accuracy past 200 yards! Interchangeable compensators help the 460XVR fire .460 Mag, .45 Colt and .454 Casull cartridges. Extra large frame helps the 460XVR deliver low perceived recoil on all loads. Long 8.38'' barrel with HI-VIZ® interchangeable front site and adjustable white outline rear sight on top.

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The Smith & Wesson Model 29 is a six-shot, double-action revolver chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge and manufactured by the U.S. company Smith & Wesson. It was made famous by — and is still most often associated with — the fictional character "Dirty Harry" Callahan from the Dirty Harry series of films starring Clint Eastwood.

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Smith & Wesson’s M&P SHIELD 9mm is a slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol. The pistol is easily concealed with its one-inch profile and optimized 18-degree grip angle. With a 3.1-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 6.1 inches and an unloaded weight of 19 ounces. For fast tracking and smooth target acquisition, the M&P SHIELD is standard with a 5.3-inch sight radius and has been enhanced with a short, consistent trigger pull measuring 6.5 pounds. Featuring a quick and audible reset made possible by the striker-fired action, the M&P SHIELD allows multiple rounds to be placed on target both consistently and accurately.

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Smith & Wesson's M&P SHIELD 9mm is a slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol. The pistol is easily concealed with its one-inch profile and optimized 18-degree grip angle. With a 3.1-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 6.1 inches and an unloaded weight of 19 ounces. For fast tracking and smooth target acquisition, the M&P SHIELD is standard with a 5.3-inch sight radius and has been enhanced with a short, consistent trigger pull measuring 6.5 pounds. Featuring a quick and audible reset made possible by the striker-fired action, the M&P SHIELD allows multiple rounds to be placed on target both consistently and accurately.

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Trade show attendees examine various hand guns in the Smith & Wesson display booth at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Tradeshow, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Smith & Wesson unveiled their new .460 caliber revolver dubbed “Backpack Cannon†last week.

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Smith & Wesson unveiled their new .460 caliber revolver dubbed “Backpack Cannon†last week.