By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

8 thoughts on “Harry El Sucio courtesy of Oleg Volk”
  1. The last time I was pistol shopping, the salesman let me hold a S&W 500. I quickly realized that if I could barely hold it up, I better be smart enough to NOT try to shoot that cannon. LOL

  2. I encountered the .454 Casull in a science fiction story, where it’s the go-to tool of one of the main characters. And since then I’ve seen it in stores. Somewhat tempting, but yes, having fired .357 mag out of my S&W stubby, I wonder what a .454 would feel like. Especially from the short barrel “Alaskan” model that Ruger puts out, even with the fancy rubber grip.

  3. I have two 454 Taurus revolvers, one shorty and one long barreled and they both suck to shoot. I got a sw .500 short barrel with a concealed holster for Christmas for myself. I went out to my range, safety gear in spades, aimed at the target, pulled the trigger, and boom! but where was the “ouch!”? IT’S A PUSSYCAT! I was truly amazed. I have a sw scandium .44 magnum that’s the meanest of my big bores, .454 next and then a .50 AE. The sw .500 is the mildest of the big bores I own. Go back and shoot it!!!

  4. A friend of mine let me shoot his 500 at a 25 yard indoor range…I got 4 shots in a 4 inch group and had 1 flyer because I could not hold on to it anymore, picked up my 5″ 1911 in 45 ACP and fired off a mag and it felt like I was plinking with a 22LR…too funny. At least a 18″flame coming out of that 500 muzzle and the windows rattled at the range…..

  5. There is a wide variance in recoil among .500 S&W ammo. Shoot some 700 gr. if you want the full experience. It hurt all the way to my elbow, but at least the guns would go straight back– no muzzle rise to speak of with that brake on there. Interestingly, the recoil was the same with the 4″ and the 8″ barrels. The 8″ had higher muzzle velocity, and of course was heavier. These two factors seem to balance each other, which I did not expect. Anyway, the owner had some commercial ammo that would make you yawn. Not so with his full-power handloads. Ouch.

  6. WAIT. . . isn’t the recoil WHY you shoot a .500 S&W? You WANT the recoil, you NEED the recoil,

    You can’t handle not having the recoil!
    Son, we live in a world that has weapons, and those weapons have to be handled by men who like guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You? I have a greater responsibility to define this need than you can possibly fathom. You weep for fudds, and you curse the people who shoot ungodly calibers. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know — that shooting .500 S&W’s, while tragic, probably enhances your sex drive; and their existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.
    You want the recoil because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want that throbbing numbness on the web of your firing hand — you need throbbing numbness.
    We use words like “damn,” “ouch,” and “wtf?.” We use these words as the backbone of a life spent bragging about something big enough to question why it comes in the form of a pistol. You use them as a punch line.
    I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very lack of firepower that a .500 S&W provides and then questions the manner in which a .500 S&W provides it.
    I would rather that you just said “thank you” and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and brace yourself against something while someone behind you holds your ear-pro down. Either way, I don’t give a DAMN what you think you’re entitled to!

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