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S&W Revolver Blows Up in Shooter's Hands on Video

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What is the most terrifying revolver to watch blow up in someone's hand?

Well, that would have to be this .500 S&W Magnum Revolver.

Sometimes, guns malfunction in the worst way. It may be a squib load, a double-charged cartridge or a manufacturing defect.

A Smith and Wesson X-Framed Revolver in the mighty .500 S&W Magnum cartridge is certainly not the gun you'd want to go defective in your hand.

Watch the video below:

So I took my step brother to the range for his first time shooting handguns, he was doing well with the .45 acp so we decided to take a couple shots with a Smith & Wesson .500 Magnum, this was a rental gun at a local shooting range in Calgary AB. We found out it was an over pressured round from Hornady that caused the Catistrophic failure.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JmzEPsMD-IgFor licensing or usage, contact licensing@viralhog.com

Posted by Cole McCartney on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cole McCartney posted a shocking video on Facebook of a shooter firing a Smith & Wesson .500 Magnum Revolver. When fired, a giant ball of flames appears.

The barrel actually blows clean off of the revolver and the cylinder flies open. The shocked shooter is left holding the frame of what's left of the stricken revolver.

Great care must be taken when firing any gun. Faulty reloads are many times the death of a fine weapon. We are not certain of the cause here, but just the same, it is downright frightening to watch.

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