This thing is a BEAST. Talk about putting power in the palm of your hand. This fires a massive .500 S&W Magnum® cartridge in excess of 2,000 ft.-lbs. muzzle energy. Capable of taking down any big game animal you set your sights on, the Model S&W500TM delivers serious stopping power for hunting or outdoor survival. Smith & Wesson® calls it “the ultimate defensive carry and dangerous game backup Handgun,” and we agree. Smith & Wesson Model S&W500 special features Muzzle Energy capability in excess of 2,000 ft.-lbs. X-FrameTM model Muzzle compensator helps tame recoil Includes 2 compensators; 1 for lead bullets and 1 for jacketed-bullet ammunition Muzzle compensator is easily removable Internal lock Exposed hammer Made in the USA Backed by Smith & Wesson’s lifetime service policy.