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Old 05-17-2009, 03:32 PM
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Went to the gun show in Houston, TX. Big show, everything you can imagine and then some except, of course, primers in any form. Very little powder and most of the containers looked old. A S&W Emergency Survival Kit caught my eye and I stopped to look. I was akit that contained a knife, a rudimentary saw, and some other stuff, but the center piece was a S&W 500 revolver with a snub nose. Barrel was probably no longer than 2 inches. The thought of shooting it sorta scared me just a little. I have shot a 6" S&W 500 and it kicked like a mule. Have any of you ever shot this little monster I saw? I would be sorta afraid I would start a fire when that thing went off? I believe it would be an emergency indeed before I would willingly pull that trigger. What say you guys?
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:10 PM
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I've heard the short ones have less recoil and more noise due to the lower velocity but the end of the barrel being closer to you.

Its not a gun you would shoot a lot, so its how you would use it. There aren't a lot of Brown Bears in Texas.
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:31 PM
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Well, I have no T-Rex's in this area so I don't need one ....
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:27 PM
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Yeah, those are made for Alaska, and most folks make the mistake of thinking they're for bear defense. Actually, it's not much use against bears, but the fireball incinerates a heckuva lot of mosquitos, and that's what you really want in AK!
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:17 PM
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I shot one with a short ported tube. I think it was 2.5 or 3.5" It wasn't something you would want to spend all day target shooting, thats for sure, it really rattled my hands.
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Old 05-23-2009, 05:46 PM
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Survival kits

I have seen them in both .500 and .460. I haven't fired one YET...but I'm intending to. Am also starting to see the .500s as used in stores now. The part of this thread that really bothers me is the part about primers and powder being in short supply. They never stop trying to get our guns...even when they come from behind and slow down powder and primers.
Just roll to your rifle and blow out some other guy's brains. And Go To Your God Like A Soldier... To paraphrase Kipling a bit.
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