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| .500 S&W Special Type Handgun Place of origin USA colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Production history Designer Cor-Bon/Glaser Designed 2004 colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Specifications Case type Rimless, straight colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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Test barrel length: 8.375 in
Source: Cor-Bon[1]

The .500 S&W Special is a cartridge made by Smith & Wesson for use in handguns. It was designed by Cor-Bon/Glaser (at Smith & Wesson’s request) in 2004.[2]. It is a shorter version of the .500 S&W Magnum with a drastically reduced load, much as the .38 Special is to the .357 Magnum. However, unlike the .38 special and .357 magnum, the .500 Special came after the .500 Magnum.

The purpose of the .500 Special is to be able to shoot less punishing loads in firearms chambered for the .500 S&W Magnum. It is possible that firearms chambered for the .500 S&W Special only will be developed.[3]. Because of its large diameter, the shortened 500 S&W Special will not fit into a standard-sized large handgun frame. Smith & Wesson has been urged by John Ross to produce their largest "X-Frame" in a shorter version to handle this cartridge.[1] Ballistics are slightly superior to the .480 Ruger. [3]

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