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Old 05-12-2012, 11:29 PM
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You can change the front sight any time you want by driving out the two spring pins holding it in place. On a gun this powerful I wouldn't want a quick change front sight mounted on it.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:24 AM
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Well here is my take on this, I know I'm 2 years behind the last post but new to the 500 game so get over it! ;-)

I recently picked up a pair of 500's, an 8 3/8 and a 4 incher.While I was in the market and doing research on these things I was really looking for the 6.5 model, oh well these two fell into my lap and here we are.

With reading a lot here and asking opinions I was set on keeping the 4incher.... BUT... after shooting them and playing with them both I really love the longer model.In fact I just traded my 4 incher for a 6.5 incher.Have not received the 6.5 yet ,should be here Tuesday.. cant wait and hope I didn't make a mistake.. I'll let you know.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:52 AM
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4 years after your post. Well can you let us know?
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choice to replace the grip comes from wanting to carry this gun as a personal defense weapon. the rubber grip was always getting caught on my jacket or the seat in the truck or something. with the wood grip it just slides right over everything. btw, my 500 mag is the gun that got me started reloading because of the high cost of commercial cartidges for this gun.

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4 years after your post. Well can you let us know?
YEOWZA!! 4 years, dang time flies by!


So yes I've had this guy for 4 years now, still have it, still love it! Great shooter , and with good control. I thought the 4" was too flippy, at least for me. The 8 3/8 was a bit front heavy but with a rest very manageable. This 6 1/2 incher does well, it will sit on a rest and is also ok off hand.

I've come up with a load I call a 500 special, its a nice easy load to shoot, allows the curious to shoot a gun they might not otherwise be able to and will still dispatch a pig or a deer no problems.

I have a cross draw holster that works well although its a bit heavy, I also had a custom front release shoulder harness made for it that I like rather well.

And I kinda like orange...

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Old 08-16-2018, 08:18 AM
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I don't care for it. I don't like muzzle breaks as they are too loud. I use to remove the break when I shot it, now I just made a plug for it.

But your picture is not of a 6 1/2 incher but a 4
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Unless, you just has to have the 500 then I would get a 460 if the X frame is your thing. The 460 allows for 460, 454, and 45LC to be fired versus the 500 and only being able to use proprietary ammo.
Almost ten years here, but...

Nowadays you actually have three options in the .500s.

500 Mag, 500 JRH or 500 Special (if you can find it; load it, if you can't)

I plan to get some JRH ammo and try it in my PC 500.

I've also noticed the Federal Fusion 500 Mag load is pretty close to a JRH load; should be great for deer.
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Almost ten years here, but...

Nowadays you actually have three options in the .500s.

500 Mag, 500 JRH or 500 Special (if you can find it; load it, if you can't)

I plan to get some JRH ammo and try it in my PC 500.

I've also noticed the Federal Fusion 500 Mag load is pretty close to a JRH load; should be great for deer.

Wow, $3.02 a round! Loading it is so much cheaper!
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Almost ten years here, but...

Nowadays you actually have three options in the .500s.

500 Mag, 500 JRH or 500 Special (if you can find it; load it, if you can't)

I plan to get some JRH ammo and try it in my PC 500.

I've also noticed the Federal Fusion 500 Mag load is pretty close to a JRH load; should be great for deer.
Even a load of Trailboss with any reasonably constructed bullet will be enough for deer with reasonable shoot placement out a 500 S&W using of the above mentioned cartridges.

500 JRH shoots just fine out of your 500 S&W, the accuracy may be slightly degraded.

The flexibility of the 460 and 500 does is not that you can shoot 3 or 4 different cartridges it is the fact that they can be loaded over a wide range with an equally wide range of bullet weights.

Handloading unlocks the true potential of these guns.

Good luck and be safe
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