Long before the Glock 19 there was already a legendary firearm named the Model 19. The first Registered Magnum or Combat Masterpiece to be later designated the Model 19 was a wheel gun. Revolvers have been in the background from the end of the 80’s till now, but being in the background isn’t always a bad thing.
The ubiquitous polymer and mass produced low end high capacity pistols found a footing with people looking for cheap alternatives to the forged and hand fitted firearms of the time. These plastic fantastic guns offered low cost coupled with higher capacity making it easier to get into shooting (also not a bad thing). Profits from lower cost production techniques meant that manufacturers shifted focus and marketing to increase that bottom line. Potential shooters that were previously excluded because of cost could now afford the latest striker fired pistols and the ammo they shot.
Wheel guns seemed to be at the end of their reign and relegated to the back of gun shops or Grandpa’s closet. Serious shooters and collectors kept on buying them but the geezer crowd seemed to get smaller and smaller as the years clicked by.
Things have been changing over the last 5 years with more and more young shooters buying revolvers for home protection, fun, power and accuracy. All things wheel guns excel at as it turns out! The media and advertising still push the plastic fantastic, it drives profits for both, but reality of shooting scenarios bear a different metric.
Everyone has a cousin or knows a vet that will be the expert of everything gun related, and who’s opinion is the only one that matters. The guy in that T.V. show I watch on youtube.com about everyday office work comes to mind here. The guys all think they are John Wick but If a revolver feels right for you then get a revolver.
Seeing the younger people asking for wheel guns these days makes me think there’s hope for the future yet. Having fun with wheel guns is an activity everyone can enjoy and they’ll teach you to be a better pistol shooter.
Don’t miss out because that old revolver isn’t in the latest installment of comic hero movie number 3, get some ammo and have some fun.
Words don’t accurately describe Milo’s Pick of the week…. Introducing the gargantuan Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum. This gun is terrifying to look at when it’s barrel is pointed at you empty, and when loaded it absolutely puts “the fear” into your very soul. I’m sure there are reviews that have scientific stuff and numbers, this isn’t one of them.
The Smith & Wesson 500 is a beast, it’s visceral, it tears at the sky, it’s brick to the head madness just looking at one in real life. This thing is made from a neutron star, it bends space and shatters time when you pull the trigger. “Be careful it’s a magnum.”, hahaha you chuckle inside because you’re so savage, totally not expecting the savagery you’re about to face.
When the adrenalin comes over you it’s part of your fight or flight response to danger. Triggered by the atomic bomb flash of the 500’s ICBM sized cartridge or the recoil even your dead relatives felt. You’re simply rendered in awe by the power you hold in your hand.
Mountains tremble and shake the deafening sound carries to the very stars for the 500 has belched forth it’s message of fire, brimstone, and furious anger. That such power can be tamed at all is the question you should be asking yourself before shooting the Magnum Opus. The King of pistols shatters all expectations. Finding it’s mark, targets are broken down to their cosmic essence as the freight train sized bullet meets them head on. The Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum changes what cover and concealment are and the advantage goes in it’s direction. This big bad wolf turned all the houses to straw, it huffs and puffs hot lead to boiling massive intensity.
Big Tony and the Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum
Tacticool wannabes need not apply, you will get fed to the lions. The Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum will bring down any monster on the planet if you know how to wield it. Rounds can get beyond tyrannosaurus power if you can handle it. The gun wizards put big soft magic grips on this beast that trick you into loosing it’s spawn of fire and thunder. It’s impossible to anticipate the 500’s trigger nor the insanity of the explosion. It’s too easy to hit the target, it’s a lot of things, but mundane it’s not.
If you ever wondered what shooting a whole box of ammo would be like, this is it. If you can find a Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum buy it. Don’t just buy one weight of bullet, buy many. When the giant space robots attack Earth you’ll be well heeled and ready like a stainless steel Doc Holliday.