Smith & Wesson unveiled its monstrous Performance Center Model.460 during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show in Las Vegas Monday, touting it as a great back-up for hunting gun.
The cannon features a three-inch barrel, high visibility sights and synthetic shock absorber on the rear handle. It also includes massive chamber to fit the .460 caliber rounds, which are some of the biggest and most powerful bullets in the world.
The gun is also compatible with .454 Casull rounds and .45 Long Colt ammo.
“It's great for a back-up gun in the back-country,” Smith & Wesson employee Paul Pluff said, “or even for hunting if you’re going after some pigs or hogs or anything like that.”
Smith & Wesson says the gun will be a nice companion for those who enjoy outdoor activities, or serve as a backup in case a hunter’s main armament fails.
The caliber of the revolver suggests that it could be used to fend off aggressive hogs, or even bears.
“There is still a place for weapons like this,” Military.com wrote, commenting on the decline in popularity of guns like the .460 caliber, “especially if you like camping where the critters are big enough to eat you.”
The price for a Performance Center Model.460 starts at $1,200.