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Monster Snubby!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by The Good, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. The Good

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  2. EddieCoyle

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    I have one on order.
     
  3. EddieCoyle

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    and before anyone asks....


    Because I can.


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  4. Ohen Cepel

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    Are the grips orange?!?!
     
  5. aguyindallas

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    Saw these at the Gun Show last week. Holy moly!!!!
     
  6. Brian Williams

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    Yes they are orange or they can be had in bright yellow, what is funny they have a free Camo holster link on the description page.
     
  7. carterbeauford

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    They could have at least ported the barrel. I think I'd rather try to poke the bear's eyes out with it than try to fire it.

    You can build your own kit with a Ruger Super Alaskan .454 Casull for a little less than $1399 :uhoh:
     
  8. rhubarb

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    No offense, Mr. Coyle, and it's good to have an off-the-shelf bug-out bag, but ...

    # Bright Orange Hogue® recoil reducing grip
    # Waterproof Storm® Case
    # Blast Match™ Firestarter and WetFire tender
    # Saber Cut™ Saw with fabric sheath
    # Jet Scream™ whistle
    # Star Flash™ signal mirror
    # Polaris® compass
    # Two MPI Mylar Space® Emergency Blankets

    What a Tacky® Marketing™ ploy.
     
  9. Apple a Day

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    At first glance I thought it was a FLARE GUN! :what:
     
  10. Deer Hunter

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    With all these threads about "Which gun best for bear country?" springing up, it was only a matter of time until a gun maker would come out with a kit for all your bear-country survival needs.

    I admire Smith and Wesson for jumping on marketing opportunities.
     
  11. ABTOMAT

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    That's probably one of the silliest sales gimmicks I've seen. Reminds me of a movie with a shotgun in a box "In case of emergency, break glass."

    Seriously, I think that's just rediculous (the whole idea, not the gun itself." Or maybe I'll wait for the African emergency kit to come out, with the orange .700NE double rifle.
     
  12. gunslinger15

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    Ha the orange grip is your last warning that your arms about to be dislocated by a 500 snuby :neener:
     
  13. bigger jon

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    No thanks

    I had my brothers 8-3/8 for a while that thing was too much for me:eek:
     
  14. Old Fuff

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    The Old Fuff will pass... :cool:

    Others are welcome not to, but they should make an interesting item on the used market... :evil: :D
     
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    If the 12" or the 4" model doesn't dislocate your arm the 2" won't.

    I'd gladly fire five rounds from that stubby 500 before I'd fire one round of .44 mag from a 329.


    I have a 6" steel S&W N-frame .44 Mag and a 3" steel S&W N-frame .44 Mag.
    I honestly can't tell a hoots difference in the recoil. The 3" one is a few ounces lighter but the bullet stays in the barrel of the 6" for a longer time.


    What they really need for that kit is some .500 caliber flare cartridges.
     
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    I've seen that kit in the store. Funnier to see it in person. Just imagine somebody carrying it into the field (yes, I know firearms should be cleaned and checked out at leisure on a range), only to be confronted by an adult male brown bear. They open up the case, read the instructions, and load up the gun?
     
  17. spooney

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    I think its pretty funny myself. Nice to see a company with a sense of humor.
     
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    I like it---but the high cost puts it out of serious consideration----at least for me.

    If it was $500---I'd probably own one.
     
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    At one time (Many years ago) I got suckered into an Astra "Terminator" in .44 Mag. Recoil was not the problem, muzzel blast was. (A definate plugs AND muffs kinda thing) I shudder thinking what the "blast" from that Smith would be like. I think if I ever saw one for about 1/3 of the price, I would pick it up just for fun though. :eek:
     
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    Bringing the gun in the case with you out in the field would be a stupid thing, there the revolver belongs where it can be easily reached, e.g. on the hip. As the kit goes I think it was pretty well thought out. If you are travelling by boat or snowmobile( polar bears) I would like to have a water tight case with those essentilals, maybe put a satelite phone or other communications device in the box instead of the gun.. If I where hiking the box would be to heavy and bulky.

    my .2 euros (hihi)

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    I kinda want one in .460 (so I could use .45 Colt and .454 Casull) even though I do not know what I would do with it. I think it would be controllable, especially with .45 Colt and .454 Casull rounds. It might be too big to carry on the hip as the X-frames seem huge to me. I think I rather carry a 4-3/4" FA 83 in .454 Casull or .475 Linebaugh than the X-frame.

    I have some experience with large caliber snubbies, having owned most of the three-inch N-frames chambered in the .4x-caliibers and fired a few cylinders worth from a "Sheriff's Model" FA 83. For those who have not run across that monster, it is a Freedom Arms Premier Grade 83 with a three-inch barrel and no ejector rod/housing chambered for .454 Casull. I fired a few cylinders with 260-grain FA-marked ammo (this dates me as FA has not made ammo in some time) and found it controllable as long as I did not to fight the recoil. Muzzle blast, on the other hand, was excessive. The muzzle blast was so severe that I needed a few seconds to clear my head after each shot. I am not too fond of the idea of trying the .460 rounds in such a short barrel based on my experience with that FA.

    Still, great marketing by S&W.
     
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    None taken. This is not a practical purchase, nor do I ever expect to carry the whole mess into the field. Like I said, I bought it Because I Can™.

    What really sold me was the whistle. Just kidding.

    I already have the 4" and the 8-3/8".
     
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    The 4" version is ported - it's barrel is 3", so the 500ES is essentially a 4"-er unported... which I actually would like, visions of 440gr LWFN .5" slugs at 800 fps. The book can be read while your wrist is recovering. It already had a little 'L' on it so you'd know which way to aim it - the compass will tell you which way you are headed. Sadly, no A1 sauce for Mr. Bear when he catches you and your 'loud' box at your side hiking...

    I'll await their arrival at the closeout prices...

    Stainz
     
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    Ha the orange grip is your last warning that your arms about to be dislocated by a 500 snuby
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    GUNSLINGER,
    thanks for helping me flush my nose with Diet Pepsi, your post is too funny.

    NOTE TO SELF: dont drink and read at the same time.
     
  25. Gordon

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    You don't need the fire starter just hold the gun next to combustables. They should of put in wipies and packs of ketsup!:barf:
     
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