Corbon lists 500SW on Web Site


Chuck Perry
January 24, 2003, 10:58 AM

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Desert Dog
January 24, 2003, 02:09 PM
It is interesting that the page says the S&W brought forth all these magnum cartridges... like

the 44 Remington Magnum and 41 Remington magnum... :rolleyes:

S&W did this huh... :rolleyes:


January 24, 2003, 02:15 PM
S&W in conjunction with Remington, developed both the 41 and 44 magnums--
That's pretty much common knowledge--

Desert Dog
January 24, 2003, 05:35 PM
Define "Common"....

The only cartridge that comes to mind easily to me would be the 38 S&W... Now there was a screamer... :rolleyes:

I guess I ain't very common...

January 24, 2003, 08:57 PM
Desert Dog

I think that if you do a little reading you will understand the truth of the Corbon Statement. Remington had not made handguns for 25-30+- years when the 41 and 44 were introduced. S&W designed the guns and along with them the specs for the ammo. Remington built the ammo to the S&W specs. Remington not missing a chance to get free marketing put their name on it.

A modern example of this is the 17 HRM (Hornady rimfire magnum) others built the gun Hornady built the ammo.

PS In your quest to roll your eyes you forgot the .40 S&W, .44 s&W, .357 mag. and the 22 rimfire

doubt me

go to and do some searching.

January 24, 2003, 10:58 PM
Ok, I checked out the Corbon ammo. I then went to S&W site and found nothing mentioned about any new half-incher.

Can anyone provide a name or link for more info. on current or forthcoming .500 hand cannons?

Reckon S & W gonna let Gaston Glock beat 'em to the market with a gun to launch these beasts? :rolleyes:

January 24, 2003, 11:41 PM
A truly informed source says it looks like an l frame with long Dan Wesson Super-mag like cylinder and weighs in at 70 oz. Also says it has quite a "push" but is not as recoily as a .454

January 25, 2003, 12:44 PM

January 25, 2003, 01:03 PM
The speculation I've heard is it will be introduced at the Shot Show in Orlando. People are guessing at a price in the $1500-$2000 range.

January 26, 2003, 04:31 PM
Over-penetration, anyone?

January 26, 2003, 04:34 PM
I wonder if they can actually deliver the ammo ?

I have been waiting since November for Cor-Bon .458 SOCOM ammo.

January 26, 2003, 09:00 PM
"Recoily"? I gotta remember that 'un. :D

January 26, 2003, 09:04 PM
Now all I need is that in a snubby and a good ankle rig. ;)

Kahr carrier
January 27, 2003, 08:51 AM

January 27, 2003, 10:37 AM
Can I get one in a 2" bbl for CCW? :confused:

Mike Irwin
January 27, 2003, 11:15 AM

Smith & Wesson, in conjunction with Winchester and Remington, over the years has been responsible for the .357 Magnum, the .41 Magnum, and the .44 Magnum.

Yes, people like Phil Sharpe, Elmer Keith and "Pop" Eimer came up with the concept for higher velocity/more power from handgun cartridges, but it was Smith & Wesson that did the firearms development work, partnered with one of the ammo companies to develop the ammo.

Just for amusement value, here's a partial list of the cartridges that originated because Smith & Wesson wrote the specs and introduced the guns:

.22 Short (1857 or so)
.32 S&W (1870s)
.32 S&W Long (1896)
.35 S&W Auto (1912ish)
.38 S&W (1870s)
.38 Special (1899 to 1902, depending on the source)
.357 Magnum (1934)
.40 S&W (1989)
.41 S&W (unknown, never saw regular production as far as I can tell)
.41 Magnum (1964 or so)
.44 American (1867)
.44 Russian (late 1860s or early 1870s)
.44 Special (1907)
.44 Magnum (1958 or so)
.45 S&W (1874)

Starting in 1935, Smith & Wesson owned the trademark on the term Magnum as it was applied to handgun cartridges.

Some of these cartridges weren't very successful, such as the .35 S&W, others have set the standard by which cartridges in that class are judged.

S&W owned the pocket & small revolver cartridge market in the United States to the point that Colt, in the early 1900s, finally bowed to the inevitable and dropped the .32 Short & Long and .38 Short & Long Colt cartridges, and started offering S&W chamberings.

Of course, company pride being what it was back then, Colt stamped things like .38 Colt New or Super Police (.38 S&W with a heavier bullet) or .38 Colt Special on the guns.

Flying V
January 27, 2003, 12:52 PM
Speaking of company pride, I find it amusing that, according to the catalog picture, the Taurus .480 Raging Bull is marked 480 RUGER.

Mike Irwin
January 27, 2003, 01:11 PM
Company pride isn't what it used to be, V. :)

Desert Dog
January 27, 2003, 03:07 PM
Kewl.. . Thanks for the info Mike...

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