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.500 Smith & Wesson High Powered Revolver

A major advantage that revolvers have that semi-automatic pistols lack is the ability to up the power of the gun as a whole by increasing the length of the cartridge. This is the reason why we high powered revolvers such as the .44 Magnum, .454 Casull, and .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum being integrated into revolvers only.

High powered revolvers are used for home defense along side their service revolver brethren, but they are primarily employed in hunting. The only semi-automatic gun that is commonly used in hunting big game is the 10mm and very few guns are being produced in that caliber. Contrast that with a whole host of high powered revolvers that have been used to hunt everything from White Tail deer all the way up to a Cape Buffalo.

Guns that fall in the high powered revolver category often end up with a stigma that they are hard to control and brutal on the body when fired. While there is some truth to this perception it is also true that the guns themselves are are built on a very large frame which is able to absorb a lot of the energy traditionally associated with high powered guns. Proper gun handling can be taught to anyone, even small-frame women, so that they can confidently employ many of these guns with relative ease.

High powered revolvers are usually easy to identify by their larger grips, frame, cylinder, and barrel length. They are typically chambered in .44 Magnum at the lower end and go up from there. As is typical with most revovlers, these guns are almost exclusively produced in a right-handed configuration to save on production costs.

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Smith & Wesson S&W500 8″ Hunting Revolver Smith & Wesson S&W500 8″ Hunting Revolver
Performance55555
Durability55555
Concealability33333
Overall Value55555

When first released in 2003, the Model S&W500 was the most powerful production handgun in the world. This hunting revolver has an 8″ barrel, a 5 shot cylinder, and comes with one of two compensators to help deal with massive kick that comes with shooting the gun.

1 Review


Taurus Model 444 Raging Bull Revolver Taurus Model 444 Raging Bull Revolver
PerformanceNo Ratings
DurabilityNo Ratings
ConcealabilityNo Ratings
Overall ValueNo Ratings

The Model 444 Raging Bull by Taurus is a high-powered revolver chambered in .44 Magnum and used primarily for hunting. Features Single-Action/Double-Action trigger setup, ported barrel, 6-shot capacity, blued or stainless finishes, transfer bar and internal locking safety systems, and adjustable sights.

1 Review


Colt Anaconda .44 Revolver Colt Anaconda .44 Revolver
Performance55555
Durability55555
Concealability22222
Overall Value55555

The Anaconda represented Colt’s entry into the market niche of large-frame revolvers capable of shooting the .44 Magnum round. Similar in both function and style of the Python, the Anaconda features a 6-round capacity, Double-Action/Single-Action trigger setup, full length barrel underlug and overbarrel top ribbing and was only made in stainless steel from 1990-1999.

5 Reviews


Smith & Wesson Model 629 Revolver Smith & Wesson Model 629 Revolver
Performance4.334.334.334.334.33
Durability4.134.134.134.134.13
Concealability1.881.881.881.881.88
Overall Value4.114.114.114.114.11

The Model 629 is a high powered 6-shot revolver chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge. Features a full-length barrel underlug, combat grips, adjustable sights, and a 5″ barrel. A member of S&W’s N-Frame lineup and based on the Model 29 of Dirty Harry fame.

14 Reviews


Taurus Judge Model 45410 Revolver Taurus Judge Model 45410 Revolver
Performance22222
Durability33333
Concealability22222
Overall Value22222

The original Taurus Judge high-powered revolver. Chambered to shoot both .45 Colt or .410 shotgun ammunition from any chamber. Double-Action/Single-Action trigger setup. Available in stainless steel, blue, and black finishes. Made in Brazil and comes with a lifetime lifetime warranty.

3 Reviews


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