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    S&W .500 Magnum

    Since this is my 500th posting, I figured it would be fitting to post a thread about the S&W .500 Magnum. Does anyone reload this caliber? What guns do you have that chamber it? Can you post pics?

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    I have a S&W Model 500 with a 4" barrel that I used on my trips to Alaska. Great gun and actually has less recoil than my 44. I stopped reloading years ago when my equipment got lost during some of my military moves even though I was reimbursed the loss. I was moving every 18 months to two years and it just wasn't worth getting the setup again. I have been thinking about getting back into it.

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    I love my SW wheel guns. I have 2 500's, 2" snubby and 8 3/4". +1 on recoil being similiar to the 44mag, except the 2" non ported 500(good God that thing kicks). I haven't reloaded yet either, but I have saved all my brass. I got a steal on ammo last year through sportsmansguide.com. It was the magtech and it shoots pretty darn well. They run it on sale a couple times a year so you gotta keep your eyes open. I use this site to monitor ammo prices. AmmoEngine: .500 S&W Magnum / .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum, Instock For Sale Premium & Discount Ammunition, Ammo Deals

    1st two are 500s, 3rd is 44mag, next is 686 357 and the last is the taurus judge light weight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mpohio View Post
    I love my SW wheel guns. I have 2 500's, 2" snubby and 8 3/4". +1 on recoil being similiar to the 44mag, except the 2" non ported 500(good God that thing kicks). I haven't reloaded yet either, but I have saved all my brass. I got a steal on ammo last year through sportsmansguide.com. It was the magtech and it shoots pretty darn well. They run it on sale a couple times a year so you gotta keep your eyes open. I use this site to monitor ammo prices. AmmoEngine: .500 S&W Magnum / .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum, Instock For Sale Premium & Discount Ammunition, Ammo Deals

    1st two are 500s, 3rd is 44mag, next is 686 357 and the last is the taurus judge light weight.

    Ooooh Nice Porn, I heard my safe jump when all my guns stood up!
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    I am thinking of selling my 8 3/4" SW500. I want the new bone colllector that just came out. limited to 1000 and numbered on the barrel, these are performance center works of art!!

    Product: Model S&W500


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    Quote Originally Posted by mpohio View Post
    I love my SW wheel guns. I have 2 500's, 2" snubby and 8 3/4". +1 on recoil being similiar to the 44mag, except the 2" non ported 500(good God that thing kicks). I haven't reloaded yet either, but I have saved all my brass. I got a steal on ammo last year through sportsmansguide.com. It was the magtech and it shoots pretty darn well. They run it on sale a couple times a year so you gotta keep your eyes open. I use this site to monitor ammo prices. AmmoEngine: .500 S&W Magnum / .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum, Instock For Sale Premium & Discount Ammunition, Ammo Deals

    1st two are 500s, 3rd is 44mag, next is 686 357 and the last is the taurus judge light weight.

    Do you carry the 2" as a concealed-carry weapon?

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    LOL, I did consider it, even bought a shoulder holster, but I figured the first shot would probably burst my eardrums and a second shot, if needed, would be difficult. More of a novelty/bear/survival gun than anything.

    I really didn't get my CCW to carry a weapon as much as I did to legally transport one in my car. I do a lot of traveling. When I do carry, I will probably end up carrying a Glock 30 with crimson trace grips or a glock 27. I did pick up a Kahr pm40 for a pocket pistol. I get it Tues and will see if it confortably fits in my pocket. If not I was thinking about getting a little ruger 380. I just wanted something that felt as comfortable as my wallet to have on me for those SHTF times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpohio View Post
    LOL, I did consider it, even bought a shoulder holster, but I figured the first shot would probably burst my eardrums and a second shot, if needed, would be difficult. More of a novelty/bear/survival gun than anything.

    I really didn't get my CCW to carry a weapon as much as I did to legally transport one in my car. I do a lot of traveling. When I do carry, I will probably end up carrying a Glock 30 with crimson trace grips or a glock 27. I did pick up a Kahr pm40 for a pocket pistol. I get it Tues and will see if it confortably fits in my pocket. If not I was thinking about getting a little ruger 380. I just wanted something that felt as comfortable as my wallet to have on me for those SHTF times.
    I've got a PM9 that I bought as a pocket pistol but it is a little big for me to carry that way (I'm 5'7") so I carry it OWB in a Tagula holster. Been 100% reliable and accuracy is so good it is downright scary. If you're taller or buy your pants with pocket carry in mind you could probably do it okay. IMO the PM9 made pretty much any .380 bigger than a Ruger LCP, Kahr P380 or Kel-Tec P3AT obsolete. Literally it is no bigger than a Sig P238.

    I then bought a Ruger LCP that is perfect for pocket carry. Unfortunately it had to go back to Ruger (it's there now) for barrel peening (I could have filed off the burr but wanted Ruger to check it out) but their customer service is first-rate so far. I've put 200 rounds through it with no hiccups.

    EDIT - FYI and not to hijack but wanted to add that I sent the gun off on a Friday, and UPS tried to deliver it back 17 days (including weekends) later. I had to go get it at the UPS depot because no one was home to sign for it. Note to UPS users - you can go on their website after you get the tracking info for the return shipment and tell them to hold it at the shipping depot if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Tiger View Post
    I've got a PM9 that I bought as a pocket pistol but it is a little big for me to carry that way (I'm 5'7") so I carry it OWB in a Tagula holster. Been 100% reliable and accuracy is so good it is downright scary. If you're taller or buy your pants with pocket carry in mind you could probably do it okay. IMO the PM9 made pretty much any .380 bigger than a Ruger LCP, Kahr P380 or Kel-Tec P3AT obsolete. Literally it is no bigger than a Sig P238.

    I then bought a Ruger LCP that is perfect for pocket carry. Unfortunately it had to go back to Ruger (it's there now) for barrel peening (I could have filed off the burr but wanted Ruger to check it out) but their customer service is first-rate so far. I've put 200 rounds through it with no hiccups.
    First off, Sorry to the Original Poster (op), I didn't mean to hijack your thread.
    2nd, I'm 6'3" 235lbs, so I am hoping the pm40 fits well as I don't want anything less than a 9mm. I do love the size of the ruger lcp 380, its damn near the size of my cell phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpohio View Post
    First off, Sorry to the Original Poster (op), I didn't mean to hijack your thread.
    I apologize as well.

    At that size you will likely have no real issues with pocket carrying the PM40.

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