Dirty Harry can now upgrade to a bigger handgun. The .44 Magnum that Harry used was very powerful. It could take down a punk rapist at 150 meters and if it hit the punk in the head, it would take it clean off. Even if it winged a slimy street robber it would take out such a big chunk, that the robber punk would be neutralized.
But now there is a bigger cannon on the block. The Model 500 from Smith & Wesson is the biggest, heaviest, most powerful factory-production double-action revolver in the world. It’s built on an entirely new and massive S&W frame size. It fires the new .500 S&W Magnum cartridge, which is the most powerful factory load ever developed specifically for handgun use. The gun and the cartridge are both impressive product accomplishments, beyond the industry norm, and both moved together from concept to reality in less than a year.
This gun is 34 percent more powerful than the .44 Magnum. If Dirty Harry used this weapon he could take down a rogue elephant at 200 meters. Or splatter bad boy punk street slime all over the side of a building at 250 meters. This bazooka fires a 50 caliber cartridge. The .500 Magnum would very definitely make Dirty Harry’s day.
The .500 Magnum (top) compared to the .44 Magnum.